The weekend is over…

What seemed like a nice long holiday weekend flew by with barely a blink!  The goal for this weekend was to get the holiday decorations up – at least the outside and hopefully the inside, too!  I fell short…..  Here’s what happened:

Friday was the perfect day to do it — warm, sunny, pretty day!  I thought about getting started several times, but gave in to the temptation to just have a day of relaxation, instead!  I puttered around the house, played with the girls, and met some friends for dinner……no decorating!

Saturday, it rained – I went out in the garage to check the lights to see what worked and what needed to be replaced.  I made a list and headed out to shop!  I had lunch at Cafe 121, got a mani/pedi, popped in Bath and Body Works and picked up a few Christmas gifts, and went to Wal-Mart to get the replacement decorations I needed.  By the time I got home, it was just about dark and I was pooped out!  So no decorating on Saturday, either!

Today, Sunday, was nasty — rained steady and pretty hard all day — it rained so much I had rivers running through my yard!!  The girls were frustrated that I wouldn’t let them stay out to play and when they did get to go out to do their business, they came in all wet and that made ME frustrated!  I tried to go to the Dairy Bar for breakfast about 10:00 or so, but they were packed, so I went to Food Lion and got some eggs, bacon, and bread and fixed myself a nice breakfast!  About 2:00 or so, the rain let up and I took advantage of the opportunity to put up the outside decorations — I got about 1/2 done and it started to rain, again!  So – the decorations are up on and around the porch, but not across the rest of the front of the house – but that’s OK – it looks fine that way and I can always add to it later, if I want and if not, it is fine the way it is! 

After dark, I went out to check the lights and see if everything was nice and even (hard to tell until you see them all lit up) and 1/2 of the netting lights on the big bush by the porch don’t work — it is a brand new set!  I can’t win — I’ll fix them one evening this week!  The rest look good!

DINNER:

This morning, I put a chuck roast in the crock pot with some potatoes, carrots, and onions.  It cooked all day.  Then just before dinner, I decided to make a soup/stew out of it.  So, I pulled the roast all apart (it was so easy – it fell all to pieces when I touched it) and added some seasonings, a little flour to pull the juices together, and some gravy master to color it.  Then, I let it cook just a little longer to thicken up a little – not real thick like stew, but thicker than soup.  While it was thickening up, I baked some yeast rolls to go with it.  When it was all done, I had a big bowl and a couple yeast rolls — OMG — it was soooooooooooo good!!!  And it really hit the spot, too — I was chilled from being out in the damp air and drizzled on while putting up decorations and it warmed me up nicely!

So — I did get a few decorations up, but not all and none inside!!  And now the weekend is over and I have to return to work tomorrow…..

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