I really didn't believe her at first.
I was getting high fives from people checking out in line. I'm glad Paige wasn't there because Miss Hope did a dance of sorts.
The total of my purchases was $101.00. HA! How cool is that? Add in The Man's $5.00 gift card he got and WE GOT CREDIT!
I was on a roll then, Internets. The mood of my day was set and you couldn't touch it.
Wouldn't you call that a successful venture?
Because of the economy and that things are a little tight around The Edge, we have had to refrain from exchanging presents with everyone we know and love. It was not an easy decision, but one that had to be made. It was really nice shopping and talking to Santa without the added pressure of a thousand more gifts to worry about. I truly enjoyed the time with my husband and neighbors and the breakfast wasn't bad, either.
The Man fried his turkey for Thanksgiving. FINALLY. That Man of mine has been wanting to fry him a turkey for years. He's had a fryer for about 4 years now and has never used it. Well, this year was his year. He researched and researched the best way to fry that bird. I made him watch that commercial on television about the dude not having AT&T and so his bird exploded. (my new favorite commercial!) A buddy at work has fried many birds and gave my husband some really great tips that, I think, made his job easier and the turkey better. I am so proud of his hard work and let me tell you.....this was the best turkey I've ever eaten. Hands down.
After The Boy got dressed, he had to go out and help supervise. He had to check out the fire extinguisher his Dad had and everything else he could in a 10 ft. radius. Note: If he wasn't on his medicine? I don't think we could have let him go out there. It would have been too dangerous. But, he was able to listen when his Dad told him it was dangerous and to stay far away.
TA DA!! The finished product. 13 and a half pounds of eating goodness right there, Internets.
Last night found us decorating the Christmas Tree. The Man always puts the tree up and Paige and I "fluff" it and make it pretty. Believe it or not, this tree is huge. The angle of this picture makes it look small. How sweet is Makenna and The Boy? They were so excited. I had made another batch of Christmas Tea earlier in the afternoon for us to enjoy. Makenna got her hot chocolate and we continued with our traditions. I made a new tree topper this year I want to show you later. I'm right tickled over it. We're going to finish up with knick knack decorating today and maybe put up our outside stuff. Lu has already called me to let me know they're off of the cruise ship and headed our way (which they have to go through to get home). I'm looking forward to enjoying my Saturday.