Well, another Black Friday has bitten the dust and the jury is still out on the success to the retailers. Judging from the carts of the shoppers we saw mid-morning, it was a win-win situation. 32″ TVs seemed to be the purchase of the day for many, although 2 in our bus seems to be plenty, so we weren’t in that market. I wouldn’t say the Christmas shopping is over at our house but we’re well on our way.
Most important, Heidi and I spent time together with no children or husbands around and we had a great time. After the shopping was mostly done, we sat down for breakfast and coffee at a nearby restaurant and enjoyed the sunshine coming in the window. Quite a contrast to the temperatures in the teens last night! And by the time LeRoy and I got home after leaving Heidi at home with the kids, the temperature was in the 60s outside and much higher inside since our heaters aren’t thermostatically controlled.
We went back to Pohlman’s house for dinner, which we had in the crockpot all afternoon. Then we got out a game from last Christmas, Guesstures. Kind of like charades, if you don’t recognize the name. Last year, Jadelyn was just a little young but this year she caught on quite nicely and did a good job of pantomiming her answers after someone helped her with some of the hard words. Next year, she’ll be reading them all by herself, I’m sure.
We’re trying to schedule time with friends while we’re here and tomorrow night we’re having company for dinner. Soup is on the menu, along with something special for dessert. We’ll be in a new location, but home is home wherever Liberty is planted for the time being and the kitchen is always open. I think we’ll also work on Christmas decorations since some friends of ours provided a trio of Christmas trees just the right size for our small house and miniature ornaments to fit. We’ve also received an Eagle ornament that I think will top the biggest tree. Pictures to come!