Our plan for the weekend was to get as much Christmas shopping done as we could. Sears was having a sale that started at 7:00 am, so we managed to get there about 8:00. What a good sale! Most stuff was 50% off with an additional 10% before 11:00. Now I feel much better about Christmas rushing up on me. Also, last Wednesday Jellie and I did the names for 2005, so I don't even have that looming over me either.
This coming week will be very social. His birthday is Tuesday, but he has a night function to go to, so we will have his birthday later in the week. EG's birthday is Thursday so we will take a cake over to their place (and record Survivor, I hope) since Grandpa does not like going out in this bitter cold in the evenings. Then on Saturday we have a birthday restaurant luncheon for EG at the Claim Jumper, not my favorite restaurant, but a steak is a steak. Then we go to the airport to pick up Abby!
After we did all the shopping this morning, we went out to breakfast. I had a large milk, then the waitress asked if I wanted a refill, and thinking it was free, I said yes. I discovered that downing two extremely large milks at one meal can lead to discomfort. There are never enough hash browns, though.
This weekend I have a plan. I am going to knit on a red sweater for Auntie M, get the girls' room ready, and spiff up the living room. Right now I am finishing up the pattern for my T-top in a larger gauge, and doing laundry. I was wondering what to wear to the Library Foundation Christmas party on Wednesday, but while we were shopping at the Wonderful Sale, I found a nice red blouse that actually fit well, so we got it in three colors. In addition, I got a lovely cornmeal yellow sweater (which made me feel guilty about the cornmeal sweater I was knitting that is languishing unfinished in the sewing room), and several long sleeved tops. Holy Cow, I bought some clothes! So I have accomplished a lot today and still have half my Saturday left!