Just a quick Memorandum Monday post, waving at Sian and friends! I'm hoping to return by the end of the day with my Five in Five (actually on the 5th!). Have to wait for it to get light first. I had a busy weekend. Tracy's been down with a nasty respiratory infection, so it took most of the weekend to get the house decorated. As usual, I made a run to The Garden Factory for flowers . . .
and ran into this cutie who was there with her family to find a tree.
I left Matt and Betsy and the girls after they found their tree. They were off to let the big girls do the rides. The Garden Factory has a huge indoor green house that they turn into a winter playground for kids during the holiday season. Typically Tracy would have gone with me, as they have a huge model train display as well.
So what was new? Saturday night we went out to dinner with friends. Tracy wasn't sure he'd be up to it, but he was and enjoyed himself. It's called The French Quarter, and specializes in cajun cuisine. I had Shrimp Etouffee for the first time, and it was fabulous. But the unexpected pleasure was live jazz. We had the nicest time!
Yesterday I was up at 4:40. Usually when I can't sleep, I stay put and rest, but there was so much on my mind, I just got up. It made for a very. long. day. The good news is I got a lot done: the 2017 calendars are not only created, but printed (23 sets of them), 90% of the Christmas cards went in the mail, a huge pot of minestrone was cooked and will be ready for dinner tonight as well as two good sized containers for the freezer, and while I was out doing test prints for the calendar, I picked up two red pillows for our couches at $10 apiece with a good coupon! House is decorated. I love my house, but especially at Christmas. This week is particularly busy, but next week my class will be over, and the calendar looks like I might actually get some scrapbooking and baking done. Here's hoping your week is wonderful.