Monday, December 03, 2007

Sugar High

What a weekend!
It's close to Christmas so you know everyone is packing all sorts of activities into each and every weekend leading up until Christmas. Well it all seems to begin with Black Friday and then just accelerates from there.
Friday night DN2 and I went shopping at the historic mansion in town where they held the Candlelight Christmas sale. Always a crowded event.
Saturday we all went shopping at the mall for some Christmas presents but you know we only put a dent in what needs to be purchased.
Sounds like I have a lot of money, right?
Not so.
Debt is what I have.
DN2 and I spent 3 extra hours at church yesterday where they were having a Craft Sunday. It was actually a lot of fun. We decorated ornaments, made pinecones covered in peanut butter and bird seed, made cards and gingerbread houses and deocrated gingerbread men.
Then last night at 5:00 they had the village Christmas tree lighting followed by the candlelight walk. I kept telling DN2, Now we're not walking the entire route. Okay, okay, Mom, she said.
Guess who walked the entire route and didn't get home until after 6:00.
But we ended up walking with the same people from last year and knew a few more people this year around, so it was actually a bit more intimate.
Cold too, because the 2+ inches of snow that we had fall overnight added to the atmosphere.
This was followed by some great cookies at the Episcopal church and we even brought some home. So it was a true cookie weekend.
Now if only I could take Monday off to recover.
Or just hide under the covers like Benno here.


Purl said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I have only purchased one gift--need to get going!

Angelika said...

I miss all of that here. We actually had frost this morning, but by the afternoon it's going to be in the 60s. How can I get in the mood like this? No christmas markets, no Gluehwein, no cookie smell. It's not the same. I haven't even decorated and I'm getting a real tree, but not until a week before, so it will last.

Caroline said...

Benno has the right idea, I think.