Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday Talk

Two days till Thanksgiving and here I am on this computer with yeast rolls to make and stuffing to get mixed up. It (my computer) was calling my name and I wanted all of you to know that it's snowing quite hard right now and is beautiful! Hope it stays but time will tell. Traveling Thanksgiving Day is iffy so I'm glad we're having it here

We went on our big shopping trip yesterday. It was a glorious sunny day, just great for traveling to Augusta. We hit The Christmas Tree Store first. They have all sorts of things, not just Christmas stuff and we all made out well with our purchases. When we first walked in there were three huge bins of Iso*toner gloves. It was packed around them so I perused the rest of the store for a few minutes and then we headed back. (We being my mother and three sisters.) We all got numerous pairs for ourselves and for Christmas gifts as they were all $2.99!! There were men's and women's so I got Hubby a pair, whoops, I shouldn't say that cause he sometimes reads the ole blog!

Finished up at that store and walked over to TJ Maxx. Now I LOVE TJ Maxx for their homegoods, decorations for all the seasons, children's pj's, socks, lovely soaps from England and Ireland that I use, plus clothes for the whole family and all discounted. Don't 'cha love the word discounted? I filled three carts.........ahem.......what can I say, I'm behind on my Christmas shopping...... My sister was taking pictures of all of this so I can't even fib my way out of it if I wanted to!

These few pictures are of them waiting for me at the check out.......They got really tired of waiting. They called me the Power Shopper, I'm not sure if that was a compliment!

After that we needed food desperately from all the exertion from the shopping so headed over to The Senator for some lunch. They have a yummy chicken pie that they put in a puff pastry that is so good and it comes with cinnamon apples and green beans. We all had that.

The waitress was nice enough to take our picture so that we all could be in it. I wanted to bring home the loaf of bread that was left over and she took it and this is the way she brought it back! How cute is that???? I think it was supposed to look like a turkey.

Mom had to call and check on Dad who was probably enjoying the peace and quiet and asleep in his recliner chair with Noodles!

My younger sister snapped this picture of me, ole' Grammie. I'll be glad when that miracle new make up comes that I ordered!!! It's put on with a brush and is supposed to take care of the shine, make you look ten years younger and 20 lbs. thinner...Yeah, right! I'll let you know.

We hit one more store after lunch called Big Lots. We had never been there before and it really wasn't what we were looking for, more of a Sam's Club type of store where you buy huge amounts of things like paper towels and bathroom tissue. NOT what we were looking for.

We headed home after that as my sister had an appointment at 4 and it's an hour and 15 minute drive. This is what the back of her car looked like when she dropped us off:

As you know I have been on a cleaning binge the last week or so. I have thrown out, given away, burned and hauled off. Do you see the 4 plastic bins in the back of the van????? You wouldn't think I would need them would you????!!!

Went to the gym this morning for my work out. My trainer J is a great gal even though she likes to eat weird food like bark and twigs. Guess that's why she looks so good but I just can see the look on my 'meat and potatoes' husband's face if I served up tofu, bark and twigs!

Well T just arrived here on the bus for our weekly afternoon visit. Today we are going to work on those yeast rolls and stuffing and maybe go out in the snow!! :o)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! You all are one of the things that I am thankful for this year!! xoxox


palmtreefanatic said...

wow! Yes, I love the word Discounted, Clearance, sale, etc!!! Always puts a smile on my face;)

Looks like a nice lunch you had too! I am going to venture a little shopping tomorrow after work and then maybe a little Thanksgiving morning and yes again the day after for a few hrs early in the AM! I am a crazy one though I may not get much it is fun to TRY to get the deals!

nice pics you had taken ...

I too have a few more things to get done though I did get my stuffing made up so tomorrow night I will make my pies!

dcrmom said...

Sounds like great fun!!! Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your snow. Sounds festive.

Oh, I just got foundation and a brush applicator. Getting old, I guess.

Susie said...

I've been shopping and/or cooking most of today. I'm dragging tonight!
Sounds like you had a very productive shopping day :)
Loved seeing all your pictures!!
Hope your Thanksgiving is just wonderful and full of blessings.
love and ((hugs))

Tonya said...

Looks like y'all had a great day shopping. I'm so envious it is snowing - LOL. We hardly ever see any! We may go shopping a little on Friday but Lib is also going to meet some friends to work on riding since there is no horse show this weekend.

I am not off work until Friday so we have been really busy in the evenings getting ready for everyone coming to our house. I am still so excited though that I am going to have all of our families, including my late husbands, here at my home!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Whew...I am exhausted after reading about your shopping adventure!

I love the picture of you...you look great!

Joan said...

Whew...I'm exhausted just reading about your shopping day but it's just the kind I like!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the day with your family.

Dawn said...

Power shopping indeed! I wish I could say I had anything done!

Tomorrow we'll have 19 here for dinner. My crescent rolls are rising right now. I'll do the turkey and gravy, everyone else brings everything else. Should be fun.

We got a bit of snow too - I have pictures to prove it on my post.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

KC said...

Looks like a blast. Love a good discount..
If that make up works, pass it on my way.. I could use a make up that makes me look 10 years younger and 25 pounds thinner LOL
Happy Thanksgiving

Marcy Bowden said...

I found your blog through a friend's blog. I live in Atlanta, GA and we have Big Lots as well, and it is a discount store down here, nothing like Sams Club. It doesn't have as many clothes as TJ Maxx, but lots of things like makeup, toys, tools...kind of like the Dollar General but bigger, I guess. I enjoyed your post! I can't believe y'all have snow. We were thankful for rain today! I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Sunny Chick said...

BLACK FRIDAY!! I subjected myself to it!! Hope you had a fantabulous Turkey Day!!

BarnGoddess said...

you give power shopping a whole new meaning,lol

That is a great photo of you. You are beautiful!

your trainer is a bit intimidating-yikes.