Married to the Empire

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Well-Needed Break

It's funny how you can have a bit of a vacation without really going anywhere. Steven had a 4-day weekend with the Thanksgiving holiday, and we had a wonderful time with each other, our families, and our friends. Best of all, I didn't have to cook!

Thanksgiving morning started off badly, though. We were lazily lounging in bed when my FIL called at 10:07am. I'd had Steven call the night before to find out what time we were to be there for Thanksgiving dinner, but no one was home. I'd assumed it would be the usual 5:30pm. Instead, FIL called us back the next morning to say that dinner was at noon. This wouldn't be a problem except that that I was supposed to bring a pie. More specifically, a sugar-free apple pie. I assumed I'd have all day to make it.

So, our morning started with my flying out of bed and yelling at my husband to get up because he's helping me peel apples! He found me most unpleasant to be around, I have to confess.

I'm proud to report that we made it on time with a freshly-baked apple pie in hand.

Steven and me with his mom and dad:

Friday we spent an obscene amount of money, and very little of it was on Christmas gifts. But getting an $800 suit for only $200 was one of the many great finds of the day. (Steven actually needed a new suit; we weren't just out to spend money with no real plan.) We're not the insane types who get up while it's still dark, though. No deal is worth that! I think we headed out around noon.

We had a wonderful belated Thanksgiving dinner at my parents' house on Friday night with my cousin's family. Then we had dinner at the home of friends on Saturday.

We even had a little bit of a vacation from church. We still attended Sunday morning, but the youth classes were cancelled for the morning (no teaching!), and we didn't have to go back Sunday night for more youth stuff. We've been busily preparing for a Christmas dessert theater fundraiser, so it was nice to get a little break from all that.

And now the frantic rush to get all the Christmas stuff done begins...


AnneK said...

Ooooh great deal on the suit! Where did you get it from if you don't mind me asking? Hubby needs a new one too but we didn't buy any. I also headed out Friday afternoon and spent a bunch of money - but it was all Christmas and birthday gifts!

Ewokgirl said...

Annie, we found it at Dillard's. The suit was 50% off, then another 50% off that!

LLMajer said...

Like the sweater you are wearing in the pic!

Ewokgirl said...

LLMajer, thanks! It was on sale at Old Navy a couple of months ago.