I had a HAPPY Friday!
This morning I sent Louis Dean off for a routine doctor's appointment while I dressed and headed into the heart of downtown Dallas to have lunch with my oldest daughter, Summer!
I admit to not driving in traffic any more than I have to but I found my bearings and did okay.
I printed out directions using MapQuest and, yes, I am 'Old School' in more ways than one!!
I dearly love Summer's office with a view AND a couch!!!
She lunches often with her co workers and I see pics of them on Facebook all the time!
I have so wanted to BE in one of the photos and today I WAS!!!!
I parked in the parking garage - this was a challenge but Summer was downstairs waiting on the corner and hopped in the backseat of my car while I was stopped at a red light! She navigated me through the whole parking situation and after lunch she even walked me to my car and navigated me OUT of that parking maze - TIGHT parking maze!!!
She commands quite a view!
I wouldn't get any work done at all if I had so much to look at!
My daughter is very good at what she does - high end insurance.
I am so proud of her!!!
After lunch I shopped Big Lots - a store I really like but the road getting there is under construction so I don't go there much any more. I am just about ready to start serious planning for my Ladies Cup of Christmas Tea Party which will be TUESDAY! That's nearly HERE!!!
There is such a wide variety of things to be found at a Big Lots!!!
The chocolate coins were $5 for a bag and I think the grand kids will like to eat a coin or two come Christmas Eve!
The quads dearly love to come in to MeeMaw's house on Wednesdays and grab a tiny handful of candy corn. I put it up after Thanksgiving but they noticed it was gone this week when they visited and requested it BACK! I did but today I found CHRISTMAS candy corn!!!
How cool is that???
Harrison is quick to tell you that, "At MeeMaw's house house there is always tea and always candy!!"
May it always be so!!
I also bought a supply of candy canes!
After seeing Trystan's infatuation with them on Wednesday - I am sure they will be a big hit with the quads next week when they visit.
With all my running around - and I spent an hour or so visiting a dear friend who is in the nursing center just down the street from me - I did manage to finish two more trees! The LAST two, I might add!! This red cardinal tree features 'ice' fronds and sequined poinsettias and all read ornaments.
It is my very favorite tree! Summer has gifted me with many of the cardinals and I treasure them all!
The mail is bring a Christmas card or two every day.
The white card with the brightly colored stockings is from my brother and his wife.
I have now added this as a Christmas decoration to use year after year!
The sewing room tree has been up for over a week but it is now decked out in memory ornaments!
Most of them are handmade by my four children - back when they really WERE children!!
It's Friday night so Louis Dean and I kicked back and relaxed!!!
Now it is time to call it a day!
The dishwasher is running, Lucy is snoring in her kennel behind me and the wind is swooshing outside.
The door is open beside me and I can hear the lovely sounds of the ponds bubbling.
It's supposed to rain tomorrow.
FINALLY, that HUGE mound of tubs and sacks and boxes of Christmas decorations that have been scattered all around outside have now been stacked and stored away in the storage building.
I am so close to being DONE that I can all but taste that sweet smell of success!!
It's been a very HAPPY Friday!!