Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend highlights

I'm sick. I started getting a scratchy throat on Thurs. Fri morning I woke up very congested so I took Claritan-D and went about my task of writing and addressing my Christmas cards. Sat I felt and sounded worse, but I could feel the 24-hour Claritan-D kicking in on its wonderful, time-release schedule. Sun I sort felt like I was in a fog, but didn't let it stop me from what I wanted to do.

Sat afternoon we went to our friends' George & Steve's for their annual Christmas tree trimming party. They had a tall natural tree in their family room and a shorter artificial tree in their living room. They hauled down what seemed like an endless chain of plastic storage containers full of ornaments, old and new, from their attic and we unpacked them and hung them on the trees. Of course there was food and drinks, Christmas music, and friends to chat with. This is our 3rd year going, and we always have a nice time.

Spouse had made a beef stew in the crock pot before we left for the tree trimming party, so dinner was done when we got home. Rick & Nick came over for dinner, which was nice, simple, and easy. They noticed our crystal chandelier still in the box in the dining room and asked why we hadn't put it up yet. Spouse & I looked at each other and he said "We've been busy" while I simultaneously said "We've been lazy." We all laughed, and Nick volunteered to hang it for us so we said "Sure!". It was done in less than 5 minutes, which really made us feel stupid that we'd put it off. However, I'm sure if we had attempted it multiple things would have gone wrong and it would have taken us 3 hours.

Sun we did some light housecleaning, hand delivered Christmas cards to some neighbors, then made a trip to Lowes for more ornament hooks (we had about 8 ornaments still waiting to be hung) and two dimmer switches. When the chandelier was installed it seemed rather 'bright', so we are going to put it and the living room light on dimmers before our holiday party on Sat.

From Lowes we met Rick & Nick at Deb Appleby's glass blowing studio for 'Delaware by Hand', a collection of artists who show and sell their art/jewelry/pottery/glass/etc. We went to this lat year, too. We bought a beautiful vase from Deb's imperfect collection. From there the 4 of us went to Millsboro to the grand opening of BJ's Wholesale Club. It was fun to look around but we decided not to join, as we felt we can often do as good or sometimes better on prices by shopping the weekly sales at the grocery stores without having to purchase a membership.

When we got home I put up the last of the ornaments and unpacked Joe's Christmas cookie jar collection. We ate dinner and watched "The Poseidon Adventure" on cable. We love that movie! It was a great way to wrap up the weekend.

Crush du Jour: Matt Bushell

6 comments:

A Lewis said...

Speaking of watching old movies, we watched The Christmas Story and I fell asleep on the couch about half-way through. I NEVER do that. Wishing you healthier days ahead.

afod said...

Glad to hear that you were still able to have an enjoyable weekend despite the onset of feeling "blah." And the beef stew probably did a good job to warm you up as well. I hope you're feeling better soon!

cb said...

Post pics of the chandalier!!! And feel better soon

mistress maddie said...

Your weekends sounds crazy like others,but at least a good time was had by all!

tornwordo said...

I always cry when Shelley Winters drowns though.

Jeff said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Sounds like it didn't slow you down too much though!