Busy,busy, busy!

It’s been a couple of weeks but I feel like I’ve been on the run.

Last weekend we went to Dallas for my niece’s wedding. It was simple but so very nice. My brother and sister in law were there (parents of the bride), my two sisters and their significant others, my mom and so many more that we did not know, but everyone was there to celebrate and we met so many wonderful friends of the bride.

Not to put a damper on the wedding, but I seriously have some issues with the humongous city of Dallas. I will never, ever go there again. It’s too big, the drivers are out of their minds, and the directions absolutely suck! Of course we became misplaced (lost) and the frantic traffic caused me to have a couple of panic attacks. We will fondly remember the wedding. The city of Dallas is on my “do not repeat” list.

We also stopped in West, TX. This is a very little town that has its own bakery and sausage shop. We decided we’d stop and see what all the reviews were about. No less than forty people lined up for pastries. A loaf of blue berry bread was $13, biscuits were $8, and everything else was outrageous as well. Just to make it to the bathroom took me nearly ten minutes after I made my way through the crowd. Not going back there either.

After the trip to Dallas, I went to work last Monday and took the rest of the week off. My to do list was massive. My plans are not meant to be. Tuesday I cleaned most all the house. Wednesday I cooked for a solid six hours to my total despair. I am a lousy cook and to have to come up with a Thanksgiving supper the day before Thanksgiving really sucked. I did it and swore there will never be another one. Thursday I cleaned up the other two bedrooms and then went to our daughter’s for another Thanksgiving.

Friday was Black Friday and it was awful! People bump you, push you, literally move you out of their way, go around you and over you. Not doing that again either!

Saturday I decorated the front yard and Sunday I decorated the inside. I am officially done with my “to do” list and not too soon either. One more trip up the stairs to the attic would have done the legs in.

I did manage to finish the old steamer trunk. Photos are posted.

I also have a new dog. A week ago this past Thursday my dogs were coming unglued at 5:30 in the morning. I went outside to see what was going on. A huge dog jumped over my neighbors fence, trotted around our fence, pushed on our gate and made his way in. He’s been with us over a week and there has been no attempt on his part to leave. He does like to pull up rose bushes and chase fish in our pond, but he is awesome! His name is Bruce, he’s two years old, and full of love. I have officially made a decision not to adopt any more dogs. My house is full of dog glitter (hair), wet kisses, and lots of wagging tails.

I only have twenty days until I retire! I had to share this with you. I’ve been in the work force over 40 years and it’s time I have fun.

Thanks so much for visiting with me! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you were able to share it with family and friends and that it was full of love and blessings.

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