Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Monday To You!

Good Monday to you, readers! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I started off my day with a two-hour spinning class at the gym, logging in about 30 miles on the bike. It was great! Afterwards I headed over to eat with my family and then back home to peruse the Black Friday ads and take a nap; and, of course, watch some football.

On Friday morning bright and early my dad and I (as is our tradition) headed out to fight the crowds for all the deals. Having finished my shopping, there wasn’t much I wanted to look at; but, I did purchase a few things. We also stood in line at the mall for a free gift card and each got one worth $10. Hey, a free $10 is a free $10! We shopped for a few hours and then ate breakfast and then shopped for another hour or so before heading home. I took a nap, watched football and put out the Christmas tree and some other Christmas decorations. I didn’t put out too much stuff this year mainly because I don’t want to have to put it back up! I also watched A Christmas Carol, the Disney version that came out last year. It was pretty good.

On Saturday I ran some errands, including one for Santa, and did some cleaning around the house and guess what? Watched football. I finished decorating, including putting the lights outside the house and while looking for some ribbon in my sewing box, my finger grazed my fabric cutter and was basically sliced in two. It bled for an hour or more before I called my parents and then Lisa’s husband, Derek who is a paramedic to figure out what I should do. I decided to go to a walk in clinic to get some stitches. I was only there about an hour, which I thought was good. They ended up only butterflying it together rather than stitching it and then wrapped it in gauze and tape. It bled the rest of the night, only not as badly. It is still hurting, but that is also not as bad as it was on Saturday. So, I suppose I will live to see another day.

Sunday after church I met Jackie at the park so I could take some photos of her and her kids and so she could take some photos of me and The Tide for our respective Christmas cards. The Tide wasn’t extremely cooperative but she did sit still long enough to get a few shots to choose from.

So, that was the extent of my four days off from work – not very exciting, but I got some things accomplished that I needed to get done before my foot surgery which is this Thursday!

Christmas is less than a month away! So get to shopping if you’re not already done! Hope everyone has a nice Monday!


Erika said...

Happy Monday! I like the new backdrop for the blog.
I hate to hear about your finger...ouch!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you were very busy. Yes football-when I was working at Chico's there was so much screaming outside that several of us looked out and the people were going nuts.
Didn't do too much shopping but I sure worked a lot.
We are praying for your surgery and especially that it will solve your foot problem. I will be in Nashville or I would come up to bug you but I figure you will have more people than you will want. Are you going to your parents to recoup?

Candy said...

Your finger story seriously made my stomach turn. I hate hearing about cuts and bleeding. Hope it feels better. My finger actually throbbed a couple times thinking about Weird I know. Take some pictures of your decorations and lights and blog about them. I love looking at other peoples trees!

Kimberly Washer said...

OH that Candy cracks me up!! Anyway, I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving and didn't have to have stitches!

Kimberly Washer said...

Oh I remember what I was going to write...I was going to say that the good thing about being over here and not celebrating Christmas with my family until February/March is it gives not only us more time to buy gifts, but they can recuperate from all the gifts they bought and hopefully get us what is on our Christmas list :). I know I know Christmas isn't about the gifts.