I still love a four-day weekend now as much as I did when I was working. It's a different vibe, time to relax -- or work your tail off -- or see people you love. And mine was splendid.It started Wednesday when I sold my Toyota, a 2001 manual that was literally held together, in part, by duct tape. It went to a fellow who worked for a carnival eight months of the year and is expecting his first kids -- twins.
It went to a good home. I hope he loves it as much as I did.
My friend Kate invited Rick and me to Thanksgiving dinner with her husband, Mike, and her brother, John.
The table was lovely...
....and the sumptuous dinner to die for! Salmon, roasted veggies, salad, cranberries, more roasted veggies... Needless to say, no one left hungry!
On Friday we headed to Livonia to see the kids. It was a day of fun with Kevin and Molly, Greg and the toddlers! They adore Uncle Greg!
There were those who thought I might be out of my mind to do a gingerbread house with a three and four-year-old. To them I say, "Ha!"
I started with the four-year-old Carborator! He understood patience and waiting for the icing to dry a bit while it held up the sides! But checking out the candy in the rest of the gingerbread kit kept him happy. (Trader Joe -- I highly recommend it!)
When the Camster got up from his nap, he helped. That could have been a recipe for disaster... but he was into it! And very careful.
The end wasn't exactly Martha-ready, but it was my favorite ginger house!
We had a great walk to the park, where we saw several deer.
The little guys led the way!
And then they played on the monkey bars and slides. It was so cold, all of us were freezing -- except the munchkins!
They're good kids and we were so glad to have the day with them!
Saturday was sort of a washout. I was seriously wiped out and grateful that Rick made dinner! We got our first "real" snowfall that evening.
I'm not a big snow fan -- but it does look beautiful!
But I made up for it Sunday -- putting away the rest of fall and getting a bit of a start on decorating!
There will be more to come but for now, I'll be enjoying a lovely week, expecting company on Thursday, Cork Poppers on Friday...
Lots to anticipate!