Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16

Today is the 16th day of advent.  Today we lit the pink candle for gaudete Sunday -- the Sunday of joy.

Joy -- what makes you joyful?  My family makes me joyful.  Sunshine makes me joyful.  Good movies, good books, good health.  Church makes me joyful. Church music makes me joyful.

Tonight's meal was spaghetti and meatballs, salad and bread.  Ice cream was for dessert.  I have never enjoyed cooking and I think I have figured out why.  I always make things too complicated.  Lately I have been making simple meals and it has been going better.  I even made my own salad dressing tonight.  It was all good.

I finished wrapping gifts and I am working putting together Bean's gifts for her classmates -- just about done. 

It was a nice day -- it is warm and I am looking forward to running a few errands tomorrow. 

Watching "Love Actually" right now and getting sleepy so I will bid you a goodnight.

Saturday, December 15

Today is the 15th day of Advent.  I didn't really forget to post because I have an exciting post but.....I fell asleep.  So, here it is.

Today the Hubs and I went to lunch at a local barbecue place before grocery shopping and guess who we saw?

Santa and one of his elves!  They were right there getting barbecue just like everybody else! 


Unfortunately I didn't have my camera and I don't know if I would have felt comfortable snapping a pic and disturbing them although others did. 

And Santa was such a GENTLEMAN.  He actually took his hat off and laid it on the table during his meal.

And you know what else?  I am pretty sure this was the real deal.  Why?  Because I truly believe his beard was real.


His elf was super adorable -- a little lady elf with the cutest little pointy ears (they may have been on her hat) you ever did see. 

As I headed to the ladies room I smiled while passing by and I couldn't help myself -- I had to say something so --

I said "you just make people smile" and she smiled and it was a MOMENT!  So cool.

I need to learn to carry the camera with me.