Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Surprise Night Off!

I was supposed to have a volleyball match tonight at 8:40pm, but at 6:00 I got a text message telling me it was cancelled! I almost didn't know what to do with myself---almost! I wish I could report that I got industrious and got a lot of things accomplished in my unexpected free time...but I decided to get my pajamas on early, crawl under the covers, flip on some old reruns of the Waltons (yeah, the Waltons...brings back lots of memories from my childhood), and catching up on some emails and reading!

It has been AWESOME!!! The house is pretty quiet too! Eric has left for our cousin's farm on the west side of the state for his annual deer hunting outing with my Dad, his brother, and about 20-30 of my Dad's cousins and their kids and grand kids. Adam got a new XBOX game last Friday (he pre-ordered it, but still waited in line at midnight for it-crazy kid!), so he and Kevin are downstairs trying to beat it. They'll be down there for a couple more hours, I am sure.

After trying, and trying to get a heating and cooling company to come out and give us an estimate for a heater for our sun room (we tried 6 and only got 2 to actually show up and give quotes!), we decided to order the heater and install it ourselves. Kevin will do that tomorrow. He has been on vacation from work since last Friday, and doesn't go back until next Tuesday! He gets more vacation time than anyone I know! He has also been working on our built-in cabinets for the sun room. He has one base completed, and the top part is about 90% done-so that means I'll probably be staining on Saturday. I'll try to remember to post some pictures over the weekend.

My parents are coming to town on Tuesday. My mom has an appointment with and eye specialist on Wednesday-it's a 4 hour appointment. She has been diagnosed with macular degeneration and has been noticing  subtle changes in her vision. I am hoping and praying that the doctors will be able to prescribe something that will slow the progression of the disease so that she doesn't totally lose her eyesight for a long, long time. She is still very young-she just turned 64! We'll have an early dinner on Thursday, and they will head home until Christmas Eve.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions or special recipes you always make, or someone in your family always makes? We always make our turkey on the grill and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner to me without it. My mom also has an awesome recipe for stuffing that we all love too.

I am hoping to get to a few sales this weekend, but there doesn't look to be much out there right now. I've been doing much better this month at the booth, so I am excited to get out there and find something really unique and interesting for it! I think I'll quit blabbing now-Criminal Minds is on!

Hope you have a great night! I'll be catching up on what you've been doing during the commercial breaks! Can't wait to see what you've been up to!!!

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to relax a little sometimes! Have a great night!