Today kicks off my favorite time of year. I have a busy work schedule the first few days of week so I have to squeeze a lot in during the early morning and late night. But I am up for the challenge. Thanksgiving day I will be watching the parade. It's just something I never miss.
I don't eat turkey so I will be having baked ham glazed with orange marmalade. It's my favorite way to have ham.
I always have baked beans. I just can't have ham without baked beans. It's not Thanksgiving otherwise. Still on the fence as whether I have mashed potatoes or potato salad. We will have to wait and see.
And I have Black Friday and Saturday off so there is some major Christmas shopping plans in my future. I have been searching the online ads, but I will do the major looking at the paper ads on Thursday.
I always love looking at the Walmart ads for jammies and fleece. Plus I love the snowman Christmas sweater they have this year for $9. I will be checking that out for sure.
I go by myself on Friday, but I always hook up by phone or in stores with my daughter-in-law and we usually have lunch somewhere near wherever we are at lunch time. Saturday I go with my daughter and granddaughter. We normally end up at Steak & Shake for lunch over near Turkey Creek shopping complex in Knoxville. I love those two days of shopping. Usually end up with most of my Christmas gifts bought those two days.
Then I start my decorating around Saturday evening and finish on Monday. This is my favorite Christmas display in my house. This picture is from last year, but I always try to recreate this every year in my kitchen. Love the aqua and blues together.
This was my HUGE tree last year. I loved it but I had to sell it because when I downsized, it won't fit in my new living room.
But these 6.5 foot ones would from Target and they are on sell for $30. That will be my main thing to look for on Friday. If they are out, Walmart has some similar and the regular price at Walmart is $39. So either way, I'm getting a tree with the multi colored lights.
I see lots of list making over the next few days to make sure I know what I'm looking for.