Whenever I’m in a bad mood, I’ll just head over to the Christmas Store, where it’s happy and magical inside. It’s a bit like going through Disney. The spirit and magic of Christmas flows through you. The elves decorated the place up beautifully. I had to go around twice. The first time was for the vlog and blog as I took video and and photos. The second time I was able to take more of it in.
Did I buy something? Yes! I bought a little Roger ornament. It looked very much like him except we need to add a little pink tongue. lol. I’ll take a pic closer to Christmas when I get him back out again and hang him on the tree.
I’m pretty fond of this polar bear. And think it would be really fun to play Christmas-Opoly. I wish I had looked to see how much it was.
I know Mom was happy to get out of the house. The store was crowded though so she did a quick run through the store with mask on and back in the car. But she got some pictures and even a video.
Tis the Reason for the Season!
It really put us in the spirit yesterday. The day was cloudy and very cool with a high in the 50’s and a pretty good breeze at times. It was sweatshirt weather.
As per yesterday’s post, I guess you saw the next video was out.
I was pretty happy to have only a 2 week turnaround instead of 3. But we had a bit more downtime, less going on at home, plus I gave up some blog time.
Ok so real quick- look at the style on the left and the style on the right from those videos. I really like my style longer, without bangs, and more of a bob with long layers. And sadly, without the glasses. I almost considered going back to contacts but I think they will be hard to fit. My doctor discouraged it. So here was yesterday. No make up here and a little touch up or two, and hair not really styled and very much windblown from the day – but I chose not to get anything cut off the top. I did get the bottom cut and shaped as it will be most likely February before I’ll have time to get it cut again. I’m not even making an appointment until probably January, if then.
Mom keeps telling me my hair is not looking as good as it did. She saw me in a video earlier in the year and said my hair was grayer. And lighter and said it’s darker now and that I need to start using her shampoo to make the grey grayer (whiter) again. I guess she will just have to look at my darker hair. I hate it bothers her so as she has mentioned it several times. She’s also not hesitant to bring out flaws of anyone else she sees on TV that she does not like their looks, lol lol lol. I tried her blue shampoo and I was not fond of it. I like my shampoo set ups that I have and if it keeps me younger looking rather than a “white as snow older” look, then great! We’ll get there soon enough. Let’s not wish it there. I imagine that what she saw earlier had been cut away when I got it cut. Don’t worry, it’ll grow back and be more noticeable as it grows.
Yesterday we also went to Jason’s Deli and I had the chicken pot pie soup which was really good. I saw they had free ice cream for all – the soft serve in a mini cone. I had just had my 1 per week dessert of Key Lime Pie the day before with it’s 44 grams of sugar (yikes). But I could not turn down the free soft serve. It was more than two bites, lol. So I broke my rule. Who takes two bites out of a cone and throws the rest away? Not me. At least it was mini and I didn’t eat all of the cone. It wasn’t much.
We also went to the Dollar Tree yesterday and I bought a bunch of Christmas sacks. I did not hold back. I don’t know how much time I’m going to have to wrap this year, so I just went to town on the sacks. I bought some headbands to put my hair back with at home. They were loose and don’t grab onto my head so I can’t tell it’s there. I wore one last night running around the house.
I was so happy yesterday and relieved to be done with quarter end. I don’t have that tension on my shoulders. I didn’t get to do my devo and prayer time and devo after my shower as we were about to head out so I did it when we got home. I had a glass of Grateful Red (making fun of the Grateful Dead, lol -a rock band) along with a shirt that says Gratitude.
Here was my entry yesterday in the prayer journal.
I not only pray to God in it but try to be detailed enough of my thoughts that some day when I’m gone, Katy or River can have it to remember me by. Not sure how long the blogs will stay on line when I’m older and decide not to pay for the separate domains anymore, so most of my online blogs will be toast at some point. Virtual space that will go POOF one day and will then belong to someone else for some other reason. So my daily journaling throughout the end of my life will be the only “blogs” left. It is a prayer journal but it houses my fears and hopes and problems. The main reason for keeping it is to reveal how God really does answer our prayers to those that believe in Him. At the end of each journal book I go back and list all the ways he answered the prayers for that book. Very powerful. He shows me so many things when I come to Him. He is a friend and a confidant and He loves to show me nature on the days we are the closest.
There were some really intense and low feeling days in the last year or so and I’ll never forget the bobcat that came and sat on my window. I mean we are in an office complex! He answered a lot of questions with that bobcat. To me it was a sign that I’m strong, that He is strong for me, and that I’m self-reliant, and that need to learn and listen more and speak less. It was also taken as a sign of change, or that change is coming. And it has and it continues to do so. Change never stops. We have to embrace what we have before us, as it will always be different as time passes.
He made the rosemary dough up a day ahead. And then we had our personal pizzas last night with whatever ingredients we wanted. He bought the real mozzarella!
I thought to get a pic after eating half of mine already – above is one of George’s before it was cooked, and below is half of my pepperoni one.
Yes it is as good as it looks. I also had a red wine, Rioja, with it, and it went very well together. I really liked that Rioja wine. It was dark, deep, pleasant, smooth, bold. I am not good at describing wine. I’m not a snob, lol. But it worked well!
We have a little “beggar” in the house. Miss Fancy Lou!
George was happy to comply by giving her some shredded cheese.
I noticed that Little Bit had circled every hour on the hour from about 3:30 to 8:30 so George let him in. We have to work on his winter box and get it on the porch so he has a warm bed again. He stayed in for a little while and then we put him out with treats. It was not supposed to get to cold last night.
Sleep was good last night. Not much time for housework either. The house will probably not get a good cleaning until after we move Mom and will probably be “on the go” or a bit at a time as needed – as it becomes urgent – lol. I will probably not dust again until the day after Thanksgiving. lol lol. When I’m redecorating for Christmas that day.
Today’s agenda includes the following:
Getting the blog done, laundry finished, ironing, changing George’s sheets, getting Halloween candy to take to work as I’ve been eating some fellow coworker’s Reese’s – just the “one or two bites” -lol. I have to restock a few things for the work week. We are going to look at fridge’s today with Mom. Although we don’t have measurements yet for the area so we can’t really buy anything yet til we know for sure. And then we are going for Cori Dogs if they are open. I may go in Penny’s for a second. And maybe bath and body works. I have a coupon for a free item with any purchase.
Ok, not sure if I will be here tomorrow or Wednesday. I go into work early on Tuesday so no blog then. If I have anything new to share I’ll be here tomorrow, if not probably Wednesday. Tomorrow we go see Mom’s new house, so I’ll be itching to share on Wednesday for sure! We are very excited. We have to take a “pluggable item” with us tomorrow so we know if the electrical outlets work. I’m going to video it and also take pics. And then also do a real walk through to test things without the camera in hand. Then I have to be at work by 12:30 to do time sheets and prep for Tuesday’s payroll. But I’m off on Friday which means I will have to bust butt during the week and it’s also month end. But I have til the 15th. Ye Ha. Busy times.
You have a good week too! Our fall leaves really just started turning good the last few days. So I’m hoping to get some photos soon, if I have time for mini photo shoot with the good camera. But that is not priority right now. More later. Let me know if you made it to the end. Long one today.
6 responses to “Visiting The Christmas Place Store and George’s Pizzette’s”
I love the idea of prayer journaling. Enjoyed your post. Have a great week!
Thank you! You have a great week too!
I love the Christmas shop. Georges pizzettes looked good. I need to do that for supper one night.
I watched your video. You guys did a great job moving your Mom. I don’t see how you did it. I don’t think we could move our furniture if we had to move again. My husband and I both have back problems. He really needs shoulder surgery but won’t do it.
This morning I was stiff when I got out of bed. Cold weather really hurts when you have osteoarthritis.
We have moved helped move a lot of people over the years. My Mom, sister, and some friends and daughter when she was in college. That was hard because the apartments were upstairs. We can’t do it anymore. We had two movers that my husband’s company paid for the last time we moved.. But just packing and moving the small things and clothes was exhausting.
I think your hair looks good both ways but personally, I like the longer style the best.
I hope everything goes smooth with the walk-through, Your Mom is so lucky to have a new house for Christmas. Everything will be beautiful I bet.
OK.. I have to ask why do you not let you cat live inside.. we I am we have our cat inside .all the time in fact he sleeps on our beds
Hi Green! Thanks for reading and commenting. Good question- it kinda goes way back to the early days, maybe I’ll blog post on that more. But long story short we rescued this cat as a kitten who took up with our other cats we had at the time who were outside cats most of the time but came in when we were home and napped. We had boxes for them during the winter and Little Bit took up with them. We have usually had carpet and really didn’t want cats inside. It worked beautifully. Little Bit as did the other cats loved their freedom but loved hanging with us inside too. So best of both worlds. Little Bit loves the creek and woods behind us. We let him hang in some though and he stays in on sub freezing nights!
I love those Christmas stores. We have one not too far from us, it’s “tourist trap” & way overpriced. But they have the neatest things. I would love to have that polar bear. How neat would that be. I would leave him out from November thru February.
Those pizzettes look delicious. Now hungry.
The walk-through should be exciting. I hope your mom is thrilled. I can’t wait for that post.