I used to love Fridays when I was younger. Now it's a bit of a different story for me. I love Fridays when my husband comes home. However that doesn't happen too often.
Fridays are good for most people as they usually mean payday. That is the reason that I don't care for them now. Sounds silly perhaps, but Fridays for me mean running all over town paying bills and shopping.
Some might think "Well shopping is fun!". Not for me. I really don't like to shop. I like to thrift shop. That is fun for me. I found something really exciting this week at my favorite thrift shop.
It is in perfect working order and has never been used. Brand new, still in the box! Perhaps you may remember one of these.
And you'll have to excuse me because I really don't know the name of it, but I think that the grandchildren will get a kick out of it.
My Katie girl had never seen one before. So as I was putting it together, she looked intrigued. She said "What is it?". I told her "Just wait and you will see, it's really cool.".
When I had lit the candles, it started to spin, she didn't look impressed. But I knew she was. Later that evening when her friend, Natasha came to spend the night, my Katie girl asked " Mom, can I light the candles on this thing to show Natasha?".
Of coarse I said yes, how could I not.
I will tell you that these two girls refer to themselves as "Jesus Freaks". So this carosel of sorts intriquded them.
The bottom of the carousel has a nativity, the middle a shepherd and his sheep, and at the top are angels blowing trumpets.
They stared for a while before they blew out the candles. They liked it I know. I know because they were quite.
All of that for five bucks. Thats why I like thrift shopping.
I also went turkey hunting today. When Katie was a little girl I would say to her "It's time to go turkey hunting!". She loved it then. She turned me down this time. I expected as much.
I think I got a good deal. I bought a 23 lb. Jenny O, for $15.00. And a whole bunch of fixin's for Thanksgiving Day. I am looking so forward to that day. To me, it is one of the most wonderful days of the year.
Thanksgiving Day last year was the last time that my husband Jake saw my mother. It was just a couple weeks later that she passed away. This will be our first, well, my first Thanksgiving Day without her. In 52 years. As much as this hurts, I intend on enjoying and giving this day my all.
My daughter Ginny will be here! I am so excited about that. I haven't seen her since last Christmas. She came home for mom's funeral and then came back for Christmas. I miss her so. She is truly a wonderful daughter. One that anyone would be proud to call "Daughter".
As many of you know, this past year I have redone our living room and just recently our dining room. My oldest daughter, Ginny has not yet seen either rooms. Except for pictures. And I promised pictures. So here they are.
So there's some of the photos that I promised. The color on the walls isn't quite that dark but my little camera and I have issues at times!
After I first painted the room and put some of the things up, I was a bit dissappointed. I think it took me time to get used to the change. I have rearranged and added some things since then and now I am happy with it. But I need new curtains. Unfortunatly the old one's just didn't match anymore. This was sad for Ginny and I as we both loved those curtains.
I looked around today for some new ones but just couldn't find anything that I REALLY liked. So I hung some white lace one's for now. They look better. I'll find something just right eventually.
So that's my funky Friday. Katie is gone tonight so I am alone and very tired from the day of errands. I hope that everyone has a good weekend. I still have lots of work to get done before Ginny comes home but the rest of the night belongs to me!
I will put my feet up and perhaps try to find a good movie to watch!