So glad that Amy keeps Five on Friday open a bit longer for us to all join in. She's a few hours or so ahead of us here in the United States and I really enjoy joining. Yesterday, Friday, I planned on blogging, reading magazines, and sewing. That was all I wanted to do, and let's just say it didn't happen. "nuff said about that!
And I'm a week behind, but all I did this week was decorate and move boxes and tubs of stuff around, so I'm going to share the last week of November and the first of December. The festivities have begun!
Here we go.....
I left off with Thanksgiving weekend with my nieces and we were making signs for a parade.
On Sunday, my Shug and I went to the parade.
This is my sister, and both of my nieces dressed for the parade.
I won't show you ALL of the pictures I took, but I'm going to declare it here and now...
I LOVE A PARADE!
They remind me of the good old days when towns came together and did things for each other.
And the people in this town definitely come out for this parade. Even if it's cold.
And here they are...my nieces!
Carrying the sign.
It brought a tear to my eye.
You might remember his Dad passed very unexpectedly in October.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, I was gathering gifts I had gathered through the year and wrapping them.
I made two Christmas Countdown Calendars. Only I didn't number the gifts...I just put them in this bag and told them to take one out a day.
I don't quite understand if they are Advent calendars, which I thought began on November 27, or Christmas Countdown, which begins on the first (or whenever I suppose you begin to count it down!)
It's been fun for me too, because I can't remember everything I bought.
On Thursday, we went to this adorable little church for a dinner. They invite our entire little townish. I call it townish, because 'ish makes it sound small, and it is. And the townish I live in, is inside a City. I don't understand it, really. My address is the City, but when people ask where I live, I give them the townish name. The church is as quaint as ever and reminds me of Little House on the Prairie!
My Shug....on the First Friday of the month. We went downtown to First Friday and visited a few stores and ran into some dear friends that we haven't seen in years. I do not know why I did not get a picture of them, but I didn't. We stood out by the fire in a barrel while they tended the hot chocolate bar put on by their church, and I didn't even get a picture of that. It was a bit chilly so maybe that's it. Either way, I went upstairs to what used to be my friend Beth's studio, and I saw something I wanted for Christmas.
My Shug and I also went THROUGH the mansion. The weekend before we went to the lighting ceremony, but on this night, it was free to go through it, so we did.
On Saturday ( not today) Mom and I went shopping for a bit.
This is inside a little antique type mall in Tipton, Indiana. They happened to have vendors that day.
So did Horton's so we visited both places.
Then we went to Patti Becks place. You can look her up on Herbs & Clay Pottery on Facebook.
You won't be disappointed. I love unique, local, small business, handmade gifts, and she fits all of those categories.
And later that day my Shug and I went to a Christmas program that is at the church his Mom attended when she was living. They had angels...
It's been busy....I now have 15 days until Christmas and I haven't done my shopping so I need to go...TONIGHT...as we are about to get a big honkin' storm!
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
out for our area.
We had our first snowfall, but this is our first storm!
OK everyone, go check out what everyone else has been up to at Amy's blog, Love Made My Home, Five on Friday. Just click on Five on Friday, and it will take you to her blog. Then click on one of the names/blogs in the list and it will take you to that person's blog.
Leave a comment and tell us what you've been up to this Christmas season, so we know you paid a visit.