Thirteen More Reasons To Be Grateful For
I did it again! I started something and did not finish it on time. What you ask? I started to jot down my daily thanks and I stopped at November 17. My excuse had to be the many demands on my time during this Holiday Season.
Allow me to complete the list:
I am thankful for:
1. The deep fryer that went on sale 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.
2. The turkey that we deep fried on that deep fryer.
3. The gorgeous cold Thanksgiving day.
4. Spending the day with friend and family, eating and drinking.
5. Attending my first Charles Dickens Christmas Fair at Cow Palace - a real treat for an anglophile like me.
6. Long scenic drive to the central coast.
7. The picturesque town of Cambria.
8. Spectacular sunset at Cambria.
9. Superb dinner at Robin's in Cambria and lovely dinner at Manta Ray in San Simeon.
10. Wonderful service at Robin's in Cambria and Manta Ray in San Simeon.
11. Patricia/Prativa at Quality Inn in San Simeon.
12. Chance to revisit Hearst Castle.
13. Nature sighting in San Simeon.
14. Walking on the almost empty beach in San Simeon.
There I even have one bonus item to be thankful for. Needless to say there have been many many small things to be thankful for and I hope that I would be mindful of all my blessings from now on.
Did you go shopping for Christmas yet?
I stayed home on Black Friday. I was too afraid to leave the house and face the mob aka hardcore shoppers.
Hit the mall and stores on Saturday. Was shocked to see the mall nearly empty. Not really a sight I expected given the fact that most of the items were on sale, and I was told that the same deals that could be had on Black Friday was available to shoppers on Saturday. So I completed *fingers crossed* my shopping list.
Last night, we visited our garage. Since we dumped a lot of boxes there when we moved 1.5 years ago, I was too scared to go there (kidding). I have most of my belongings still boxed. I may never get to see my DVD collection ever again - they are in one of the unmarked boxes in the garage.
But last night we went there. Husband knew which boxes contained our Holiday gifts - the ones we bought last year. I find shopping after Christmas more productive. We buy gifts/items that do not expire - like massager, or small appliances, and store them away for the next Christmas.
And boy was I suprised at what the boxes contained. We may have completed our list by the contents of the boxes. So glad we shopped one year early for this Christmas!
The tree however has to be put up today or tomorrow. I can't wait to have the tree up. BUT, I don't know how our little cats would react to the glittery shiny balls and ornaments or the flickering lights around it. I'm afraid that one day I'd come from work and see a big mess where our tree used to be :)
How about you, have you put up your tree and other decorations yet?
Are you excited by the upcoming parties and get togethers and all the eating?