Thanksgiving is over and now Christmas things can begin. Christmas music, shopping, decorations. All that stuff. I still can do without the snow, but it will be coming soon enough.
I worked almost a full day on Friday. I wasn’t sure if there would be work, but there was. However, I did take a break in the afternoon because temps were 50 degrees! I hadn’t hooked my bike up to the trainer yet, but did have to drag it back down the stairs and outside to ride (worth it, though).
I added another 16 miles to my yearly total. 2173 miles. Just to clarify – these are only road miles, not any miles from the trainer. I reset the mileage when the bike came outside. And yeah, I guess that means I am bragging 😀
Saturday was going out with my mom to the Shirt Factory for their annual open house with all the local artists and crafters. We didn’t even finish because there are 80 artists there! Saw lots of holiday stuff:
Not only are there artists in the Shirt Factory, but also a yoga studio
There is a tea shop and a new bakery.
The tole painters had oodles of stuff for sale. I bought a couple painted tea light holders there.
There are classes offered here by various artists as well. It’s just such a cool, cool thing to have in our area. John and I would love to move his business into here. However, spots don’t come up all that often, and it has to be a big space to work.
We would have shopped more, but as I told my mother, I was getting food cranky. So, we went to lunch at East End Eatery with John. I had a cheese stromboli!
Cheesy carby goodness! I took half of this home and had the rest for dinner.
Holiday time this weekend also meant getting out our tree. I think it is getting time to upgrade the artificial tree. This one is looking a little worse for wear up close.
Putting up the tree makes me so happy. Pulling out the ornaments each year makes me remember all times past and it really is a snapshot of a bunch of different periods in your life. We don’t have a theme to the tree, just a very personal one, which I think are the best trees. I love seeing other people’s trees and all the special ornaments.
I think I will show different ornaments again like I did a couple years ago. That was fun.
Pixie now has a new spot to hide in:
We still have to do the outside lights, but it is cold and one of our strands is out. 1 year old LED lights and the middle conked out. Boo! So, probably need to get some more. I also have a couple indoors decorations to work on that I saw on Pinterest LOL!
It’s funny – it seems like it should be December and there is still a lot of November left to go!