In my entry yesterday, I posted a photo of the Christmas cards that have come in....taped on the inside of my front door, surrounding a red berry wreath. I had a couple emails asking why no wreath outside...well there is one. So today I've posted some more pictures. The wreath on the outside of my front door, then on my porch....my precious old rusty milk can with a bright red holiday bow, my old watering can with silk poinsettias, my "Think Snow" holiday sign (you can tell I'm not worried about going to work this winter on snowy mornings) and finally a shot of my "always decorated" 4 foot Christmas tree. "Always decorated" means just what it says...I leave it decorated and when the holidays are over, I unplug the lights, wrap plastic around it and put it out in my storage shed until next year. If you ever need a decorated Christmas tree in the middle of July....I'm the person to call.
Earlier today, Bob and I went down Interstate 5 about 20 miles to Lacey. We had a "buy one, get one free" coupon for a Mexican restaurant down there. There food was fabulous by the way and I brought one enchilada, some beans and a little rice home for lunch tomorrow.
After we left there we drove over to the new Cabela's Store that recently opened. Oh my gosh...I've never seen anything like it. 185,000 square feet of retail area, a restaurant that serves among other things wild game (bison burgers were today's special~sorry Lisa), animal displays, huge aquariums, a laser light shooting range.....you could stay in there all day. I was bummed that did not have my camera, the animal displays were beautiful . I'm hoping that maybe after the holidays we can take another drive down there during the week when there's not so many people in the store. It was packed today.
All the presents are wrapped so I took the gift wrap out to the storage shed for another year. I'm glad to get it out of here and be able to get some of the clutter cleared out of the living room. Now I have to make out a grocery list for next Saturday's family meal and maybe do some baking. Oh and I have to put together a basket for my brother & sister in law. We have been doing that the last few years rather than giving each other regular wrapped gifts. It's nice because in a basket, you get a little bit of this & that. I'll put some cookies and cranberry bread in their's along with some things I picked up on my travels this last year.
I hope everyone had a great weekend....and I know you've gotten all your shopping done, everything is wrapped and under the tree or in the mail, your cards are written & mailed and this next week you can kick back and relax......until next time; Linda