What a beautiful Sunday! I’m up and around early so we can head out and get some stuff done. We are going to look at a refrigerator for my cookbook room! I found one on CraigsList yesterday that looks very promising and will fit the space we have for it in my cookbook room. I’ve wanted a 2nd fridge for many years, so I’m really looking forward to getting this one! Yesterday we started out working on the guest room, and before I knew it we had Christmas decorations all over the house, and I’ve already started putting them up. I normally don’t even consider putting up decorations before Thanksgiving, but we have a short Christmas season this year, and for about a week of that, we’ll be running like crazy folks doing other plans, so we wouldn’t be able to decorate when we normally would. This will be nice though. It is so much work to put up decorations that it sometimes feels like we barely get them set up and it’s time to take them down again. Of course, we won’t be putting up the tree until after Thanksgiving. For starters we can’t go up to the mountains until after, because the tree cutting permits aren’t sold before that, and even if go to a farm, they don’t open until after Thanksgiving either, and quite honestly, I’m thinking the tree farm owner wouldn’t be happy if we went knocking on his door asking to shop ahead of time. We do live in a small community though – so maybe he wouldn’t mind! I’m not going to push it though, since quite honestly I feel that the rest of this is getting the holidays out of order, so doing the tree would just feel extra wrong.
Speaking of getting things out of order, I will be reposting last year’s tutorial on making an Advent Wreath. I am not normally a crafty person, so when I did mine last year, it was so fun that I thought I’d share it with everyone. Keeping Christ in Christmas is very important, and I found last year that ending each Sunday evening with reading scripture and lighting the Advent candle kept it very special. It was humbling and beautiful. We will use this wreath for many years to come.
Button Day – Buttons are fun, right? I mean, who doesn’t love buttons? They are useful, decorative and have been around for a very long time. Of course there are the buttons that make a statement, or share a feeling. Some of them can have a picture, some can carry a political view, or even have a holiday theme! People collect both sorts of buttons – the wardrobe variety, and the statement variety. So today can be spent collecting – or starting a collection – or even wearing some. I don’t know where this celebration started, but that’s ok – it’s a good one no matter.
Have a Party With Your Teddy Bear – We had Teddy Bear Picnic Day in the summer, and today is the day to take that a step further and have a party with them! It helps if your Teddy Bear is a real party bear of course, so I hope for you that he is! I’m betting that if you have kids there are plenty of bears in the house, and wouldn’t it be a fun surprise for them if you broke out the banners and balloons, sent out invitations to their friends to come with their Teddy Bear friends, and had a surprise Teddy Bear Party? I think so! Makes me wish my kids were little again. . . of course I could do this with the Grandbabies someday, when Baby B is old enough to know what is going on. We may have to turn our party into a Tea Party though – because, well, it’s fun!
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Fast Food Day – Fun fact: The first Happy Meal was served in 1979. It contained a hamburger, french fries, cookies, a soda and, of course, a toy. I read the recipe for the copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich – and it’s an interesting recipe! I may have to try that!
- Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
- Sonic’s Ocean Water Drink
- Steak ‘n Shake Chili
- Taco Bell Enchiritos
- Wendy’s Frosty
- In-N-Out Double Double
- Better-Than-Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich
Well, it’s time to go! I’m pretty excited, so am really hoping this refrigerator is as nice as the guy says it is. We get the extra blessing of having lunch with our daughter, so that’ll be the icing on my Sunday cake. Gotta go! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!