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11 days till Christmas

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by , 12-14-2009 at 11:14 AM (1855 Views)
Whew…is all I can say. This weekend was filled with so much busyness I didn't know what to do, but I loved every minute of it. Friday I came home from work and finished up the laundry detergent, so that should hold us till the end of January/beginning of February, so that task is completed. Saturday we woke up, had a nice breakfast then headed out to the Thrift Stores. What was funny was I donated 3 bags and I purchased 3 bags, (some how it always happens that way). But anyways, I was able to get some cute jars for my gifts that I am making this year for the girls at work. I also found a nice artificial tree, that we want to put up in the middle upstairs room (its kind of a sitting room) and for $5.00 I wasn't going to pass it up, plus it was all in the box etc. So that will be put up next year because I didn't want to get out all the christmas decorations again since that was all finished over Thanksgiving. So I got some tupperware containers for the cookies that I baked, for $.47 I wasn't going to pass that up. Then we went to the Goodwill and got some more decorative jars, DP was able to find some jeans that were barely worn, so that was a plus on that one too. Then I hit up Hobby Lobby to get glycerine, extra jars, food coloring and celaphane wrapping paper to wrap up the gifts. Went home, started 2 dozen Chocolate chip cookies, prepped the batter for peanut butter cookies, put that in the fridge to chill, then stared Pork & Saurkraut in the oven. While that was cooking I made Rice Krispie Treats and Monkey Munch which turned out delish. Then prepped mash potatoes, and finally sat down for dinner. After dinne, finished up dishes, put the peanut butter cookies in the oven and I finally finished around 10ish..after doing tons of dishes and well I was pooped!

Sunday started out with Made from scratch pancakes for breakfast, applewood bacon and cocoa/coffee, then I stared Sandtarts, and Snickerdoodles, and cheating for dinner by ordering out Pizza. But this weekend we had so much fun and quality time with the kids it could never be taken away. I just love weekends like that where everyone is laughing, dogs eating leftover cookies and well nice weekend fun. This coming weekend is christmas shopping so I'll be a busy person again…hope everyone has a great week.!!

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