Sunday, December 1, 2019

Really Random Thursday, the early edition: 12/1/19

An early edition of Really Random Thursday comes to you tonight, as I leave early tomorrow morning for a bucket list trip--Charleston and Savannah--with my friend of 46 years, Trudy. We will have a couple of days on our own in Charleston and then we will be part of a Road Scholar group in Savannah. I have wanted to visit Savannah since the first time I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It will be extra special as it will be decorated for the holidays. Besides tours of the historic homes, we will be attending a couple of holiday concerts. We are both so excited.

Our Thanksgiving was relaxed and low-key.

Friends that seem like family, Jason and Jane, along with their kids, Grace and Jeremy, joined us this year.

Debbie always makes the cutest placecards.
She also made this beautiful centerpiece.
And I couldn't resist a picture of the dessert table.
On Friday, we had lunch with Cathy and Terry, and their son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Shannon. Shannon took the picture, and I wish we had taken one of her and Travis too.
Did you do any Black Friday shopping? We only were on the lookout for one thing that we needed anyway--a new rechargeable vacuum. Terry had told us that Costco had a good deal so I tried to get the price online. And this was what their website said:
So I was actually IN LINE while being ONLINE. So weird. But they did have a good price and it will arrive on Tuesday.

That was it for shopping. And I completely agree with this philosophy.
On Friday night, Aaron was on TV again, as he was part of the crew that refereed the Division 1 (the highest division) high school playoff game here in the valley.
Here he is, the ref on the left. Mark's good friend, Chris, is the one on the right.
Saturday, Levi and Gabe helped us with Christmas decorations. That is...after they helped their dad put up Christmas lights outside. Seeing them on the roof always makes me a little bit nervous.
Levi helped Mark with the lights outside. I'm SO glad he is willing to take my place with that job.

Gabe loves Christmas decorating, so he was pretty much in charge of all things Christmasy indoors. I hung an ornament on his ear while he hung ornaments on the tree.
He decided our entry way needed some candy, in case someone drops by--it's the hospitable thing to do. I love this age. I hope he never loses his enthusiasm for Christmas decorations.
I'm all packed and ready to leave early in the morning. But Mark and I had time to catch a theater showing of my very favorite movie, When Harry Met Sally, celebrating its 30th anniversary. I haven't watched it in awhile, but it remains my favorite.
I hope your week is a good one.


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Robby said... #

Have a wonderful trip!

I hadn't thought about "When Harry Met Sally" in years, but it's such a fun movie, and hopeful.

Charlotte M. said... #

Have a wonderful trip. Savannah is great. My daughter went to school there for a few years, so I've been there. The older homes are lovely.

Sandy said... #

I love your Christmas quilt in the first picture. Is there a pattern somewhere? I would love to make one!

Farm Quilter said... #

Have fun on your trip!!! My daughter lives outside of least for another year or so!!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Have a wonderful fun filled time on your trip. Wish our Christmas lights were up outside. Its snowed 15" last week so the roof is covered and we have lots of icicles which we don't want. Hoping it will melt off this week so we can get them up.

Needled Mom said... #

It looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I hope you have a great trip.

OPQuilt said... #

(Since I fell off the planet about the 1st of December, I'm going to fill your inbox with comments.)
Fun to see all the decorating and remember those days of getting on the roof (no more!). Glad you are getting the holiday kicked off in a good way.