We had a wonderful, crazy Thanksgiving celebration at my house. We had a turkey and a ham and we all ate too much. My dear daughters-in-law did all the after dinner cleanup. Bless their hearts! We let dinner settle for a while and then all piled into the car with desserts. Our tradition includes all going to my sister's home on Thanksgiving night for dessert and Black Friday shopping planning sessions. I ate a piece of pecan pie, lemon pie and coconut cake. Yummy!! We read through all the ads and though I enjoyed hearing what strategies were going to be implemented, Black Friday shopping was something I just didn't want to do.
My 2 sisters were shopping at 4am on Friday. After all the holiday preparations, I was happy to just stay in early on Friday morning. My grandson requested cinnamon rolls for breakfast so I got up a little before 6 to start the dough. By the time everyone was up and about, the house smelled heavenly. Chad and Amy went to the mall for a few doorbuster specials...left at 7 and were back here at 8:30. They were in and out and got everything they went to purchase. Later in the morning all the "girls" ventured to Lebanon County for some shopping. 2-1/2 hours later we were finished and returned to my house for lunch. Napping was the plan for the afternoon. I couldn't fall asleep but crashed on the couch for a while. I needed the rest!
My darling boys hung the chandelier in the dining room. It turned into a major project and I am surprised they are still talking to me! It does look terrific and I am so pleased with the result. They also installed a dimmer switch, fixed the kitchen faucet (again!) and helped with dishes. It was nice not having to touch any garbage bags - man work!
They left around 8:30 this morning and I had my usual sob fest. I can be brave for about the first 3 hugs and then I slowly end up sobbing on the last poor soul I hug! I walked them out to the car and then came back into the house, sat on the couch and just cried for a while. I feel better now. I have been doing laundry and doing some "straightening up".
Back into the studio later today. I have some Christmas fabric I am turning into sweet Christmas tote bags. I am making some that are mother/daughter size. Too cute! I also have 2 custom order bags that I want to make this week and get out in the mail. I bought a jelly roll of Moda dark marbles that are perfect for a quilt I want to make as a Christmas gift. I think I will cut out the blocks on that so that with very little effort I can have quilt top ready in a few days.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!