I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that you were able to enjoy your family and friends like I did. Much of my holiday was spend holding sick grandbabies. They were so pitiful and I loved every minute of them needing to be held, cuddled and spoiled.
Due to their illnesses we decided not to drive to Hillsville, Virginia for our annual Christmas tree hunt. Instead on Saturday we went to the Farmers Market and bought our trees there. A beautiful Frazier fir cost $50. They wrapped it and tied it to the van for us. Couldn’t have been easier. It was still exciting for the kiddos, minus the hour long car trip. Taz had $5 and had his heart set on buying fruit with it. He walked away with a beautiful bag of apples and couldn’t have been prouder.
On Sunday Steve was sick so my dad , Zac, Sarah and the babies attended church. It was also Steve’s birthday – happy 60th! We had soups made from our leftover turkey (turkey noodle) and I used our leftover mashed potatoes to make potato soup. It is such a simple recipe. A large box of chicken broth into my crockpot. All the leftover mashed potatoes added on high. Stir until smooth. About 1/2 hour before serving add 1 cup of whole milk and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Easy peasy and so delicious.
While it was Cooking I worked on the kiddos bedroom – started adding furniture back.
I spent today – Cyber Monday finishing my Christmas shopping – but I have so many projects I still want to make. Knitting like crazy. Making washcloths, dish cloths, cowls and ponchos for Taz and Breezy. Soap is next on my agenda. Hope to start that before the week is out. Also painting, painting and more painting. Can’t forget the Christmas decorating either.
But, instead of that I worked on my steps 15,448 today and looked at my beautiful Bradford pear trees.
I hope you are all doing well too. Even though Thanksgiving is over I am grateful for everything.
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