Weekend Wrap-up

Wow. I really haven't been doing well with keeping up with this blog!
I took Daddy to Mass on Thanksgiving morning. I was surprised at the number of people who were there. The current priest started a tradition of blessing bread.
 We had a good little crowd at Daddy's for Thanksgiving...there were around 30 of us. Luckily, it was warm enough that some of us ate on the deck and hung out there.  We had way too much food...I ended up coming home with almost all of my mashed potato & squash casseroles. OS came in, but it was a little too far for MS. He'll be home in a couple of weeks, though. YS  & his girlfriend were also there.
The Small Town's football team is headed back to the State Championship next week. I kept up with the score through the internet, and when the other team was up 2-0, I didn't have a good feeling. The final score was 42-2. The team they are playing on Friday is the team that beat them in the Championships last year...which is the first time the Small Town lost in the Championships (that I know of, anyway).
My plan was to clean on Friday while CH was gone camping, but I got a little distracted on the computer. The teacher site  that is like ETSY is having a huge sale today & tomorrow, so I was busy getting things ready for it. We'll see how I do. I started my "store" without any huge expectations of making a lot of money, so I'm a bit surprised that I actually have made a little bit. Not a lot, but a little.
CH ended up coming home Friday night because he couldn't find the people he was planning on camping with, so I ended up cleaning on Saturday. I like to have my house clean before I start decorating for Christmas.
I asked permission from one of my brothers to post this picture. Does it get any better than this? He has his own personal "Elf on a Shelf"!
3 more weeks until Christmas Break! I have my activities planned for the next 3 weeks at work, so I'm all geared up, ready to go!


  1. Sounds like a great family Thanksgiving! The elf on the shelf is the best I've seen so far : )

  2. Good to catch up and how nice that you had such a big family Thanksgiving!! I sure do miss those. Growing up, we had all the cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents....it was so much fun. There were only five of us this year. Still thankful and nice, but I miss the noise and laughter of so many. You are blessed!!

  3. It sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. Love the Elf on the Shelf! :)

  4. Glad your Thanksgiving was warm! We celebrated in the Midwest with an ice storm. I hear you that it's nice for the house to be clean BEFORE the decorations go up. Not that I go all out, but I'm going to enjoy the tree a lot more in a clean space.

  5. I'm with you on the cleaning and count down. Stan the man was disappointed that it's only going to be Christmas break, not summer break ;)


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