Friday night I went cropping-I know. I haven't been in so long I know that Tootie was shocked to see me. I was so glad to go though. I even got some cropping done, though I can't show it on the blog right now as it is a work in progress and is a planned gift. But oh, it felt so good to be able to be creative! We had fun catching up too. I really wish that I could go every Friday night, but there is just no way that I am up to it any more. It is really hard for me to admit that, but it is the truth and it is time that I face the facts. But, I'll take once in a while!
Saturday was a great day. Jim has really been working on cleaning out his den and it is now about ready for me to begin painting. (If I can only find the time!) He has gotten the large majority of stuff out of there and though the basement is immovable, it is out of the den. So that was really good. Score one for Jim!
He and I had planned on going on the Candlelight House Tour and we left earlier than planned and walked a bit around downtown and stopped in at a new restuarant for dinner. It was only a little after 4 and we didn't have reservations so we were able to get in, but we were the last ones to get in without a reservation. The food was excellent and we had a wonderful time. The streets were just bustling with people shopping, carolers singing, horse drawn carriages, it really was like a picture! Just a beautiful night. Then we went to the house tour, which is a self guided tour of 7 homes that have been beautifully decorated for the season and opened for visitors. The homes this year were in an historic district and were mainly from the 1920's with the exception of one home which was built in 2001, but was in the same neighborhood. I just love to look at homes, especially older homes and see how they are decorated. It is such a treat for me! They were very busy this year too, lots of people wanted to see inside these homes! There is a small skate house by the lake that was open and used as a reception center where you could get cookies and warm cider and hot chocolate. Jim had never been inside that building so it was a nice opportunity for him to see inside it. (t is not used much anymore.) Unfortunatly, I fell at one of the homes and went down pretty hard and it kind of put a blight on the evening for me, but overall it was still a wonderfull evening for us.
Sunday Jim had to work and after church, I laid on the couch for most of the day. The fall the night before had brought about a lot of soreness and a wicked migraine, so my day was pretty much shot. But it was nice to lie on the couch because Michelle was baking Christmas cookies and listening to carols and Bella was playing about, so if I had to feel lousy that was the way to do it.
Outside with the lambs and goats.
Making a pot from clay.
I am so thankful for our church and the family that we have there. They are such a wonderful resource and a place of welcome and love. We are truly blessed to be part of such a community!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!