Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.
So here are five of my favorite things from this past week:
1. Getting the Christmas decorating done last weekend. Though it took us a while to find a time when everyone was off at the same time, I am glad that we still do it all together — even the married son and daughter-in-law! I know it will not always be that way, so I am enjoying it while I can.
2. Our church’s ladies’ Christmas party. It’s always a lot of fun, plus we get to see who our “Secret Sister” was for the past year. Mine was a complete surprise — I had thought for sure it was someone else. But the one I gave to figured me out. It was my good friend Carol whom I have mentioned before. Near the beginning of the year I had the wrong date in my head for her birthday — even though we have information cards with these things written down — and I got both her present from me and her Secret Sister to her a couple of weeks late. She figured out that wasn’t a coincidence. 🙂 But she was very gracious about it.
4. Getting most of my Christmas shopping done Thursday. We had done a good bit online, which I prefer, but for some things you have to go to actual stores. And I do like that somewhat when it goes well. I was hoping to get it mostly done in one day anyway, but I was especially driven because for a while they were forecasting snow for Friday, and here many places close up when it snows. They changed the forecast later on, but I was glad I pushed through. Almost everyone was fairly friendly and cheerful, and I found some good things at good prices.
5. This decoration which I got on a clearance table after Christmas last year.
I don’t know if you can quite see the 3-D effect of the carolers and decorations on the front and the way the outline of it extends out. I had it on an end table in the family room, but it just got lost there. I put it on the windowsill above the sink in the kitchen, and now I enjoy it several times a day.
I get an e-mail newsletter from Leisure Arts, and the most recent one had instructions for a really cute Christmas tree package that they used as a favor to give pieces of fudge, but it could be used for any small gift. I haven’t tried it yet, but it is sooo cute.
Have a “merry and bright” Friday!