How was your Thanksgiving weekend, everyone? Our was good. Uneventful (which is a good thing in this household of active monsters, I mean boys). We were invited to Thanksgiving dinner at some friends’ house. We went there last year, too. It was really fun to hang out with their big family. Their kids all played with my kids, and Ches and I got to play games with the grownups. There were two turkeys: one regular roasted (or “original”, as Aiden called it) and one smoked. Mmmmm. I made sweet potato casserole… the Southern way. None of this marshmallow on top business. At first everyone was asking me what exactly the dish was and I had to convince them to try it. But one they took a bite, they were hooked. There was none left to take home. 🙂 We ate dinner outside. It was so nice out. Ahh, the beauty of living in Phoenix! In fact, I even got hot in the sun, but once the sun started to go down a breeze picked up and I was glad I had put long sleeves on the boys. Once it was dark, the family lit up the firepit and we roasted marshmallows and had s’mores. It was a good day.
We did NOT get up to go shopping on Black Friday. No way, no how. And since when is it okay for stores to open at 4 am??? People used to get up at 4 to get in line for these stores that opened at 6. I’m not willing to wait in line all night just to save a few bucks on DVDs (which is what some people were doing!! Crazy) and I’m not shopping for cameras, flat screen TVs, or a Wii, so I just didn’t need to be there. I was happily sleeping in my comfy and warm bed at 4 am, 6 am, and even 8 am. Oh, and if I was going to shop on Black Friday, I would have gone to Ikea. They opened at 8 am and gave out free breakfast in addition to having the great sales.
Friday was spent clearing out the back room (the office/music room/craft room/ storage room) and I started scraping the popcorn ceilings. I only got about a third of it done before it was too dark to see, and I was tired. My wrist hurt (dang tendonitis from college strikes again!!) and my elbow hurt, so I figured I’d just pick it up in the morning. Unfortunately, I was in so much pain I could hardly sleep. When I did wake up Saturday morning, I found Ches in the back room, finishing all the scraping. Is he not the most awesome husband?? Later I started the retexturing of the ceiling. I got it finished in time for dinner. I was going to prime and paint it yesterday (Sunday), but that never happened. So here it is, Monday morning, and I already have it all primed!! Only another hour before I should be able to paint it, then I can start moving Parker’s stuff in there and my craft table back in there. Clear the living room of the junk we had to move out of the back room, and tonight we can put up our Christmas tree for Family Home Evening! YAY!!!
I’m feeling so handy, so HGTV!!! 🙂