I am actually off today so I'm really enjoying this Monday!
I'm equally glad to be home because today is supposed to be yucky around here. Which is really sad because we're coming off of a beautiful sunny weekend. Even better, yesterday was GORGEOUS. One last glorious day before winter comes in & sucks away all the fun. Near 70 degrees & sunny & just perfect. Today, the bottom drops out. Rain all day, temps dropping, light snow possible. & tomorrow, our HIGH is going to be in the low 20's. Kick me in the face now. It'll feel equally the same.
But... let's just reminisce on how lovely the weekend was first before I hole up in a cave like a bear & just want to sleep till the first buds of Spring appear.
Friday, we got off work & I stopped at the grocery to pick up a few things & was ready to tuck away for the night. This time change & it being dark by 5:30, I was in my sweat pants & cozied up in no time. I ended up finishing up American Horror Story - season 2... Asylum. Which, all I can say is CRAZZZYYYYY.
This show is like a horrible car wreck. You can't look away even though you know you dont want to see what is there.
Of course, I never can go to sleep after watching these episodes so I had to get in one episode of a Halloween Baking Championship to cleanse my mind palate.
Saturday, I got up as Ricky was leaving for work. Boo. I hate when he has to work on Saturday. Though, I am so productive when he's gone. Dont know how that works. But I ended up getting Bruno going in his walker for awhile... & got a work out in ... some laundry got done... & got some crock pot chili going. All that before noon!
Oh, add in I went over to take care of the horses. BAM! Superwoman!
When Ricky got home, we were just relaxing, chatting, having a nice easy Saturday. Then we got a phone call from his sister & brother in law & they were headed our way. That was a fun surprise. Especially when they brought over their "Grand-dog"... a Great Dane! OH MY GOSH... this baby monster. He's just 5 months old & is as tall as our kitchen table. His paws are bigger than my hands. He is HUGE!!!!... & WE LOVE HIM!!!!!
Harvey was REALLLLLY leery of him & we ended up having to kennel him up. Harvey is a nervous dog anyways. Ernie was totally intrigued & kept trying to get him to play.
It's so funny to think that this huge creature is still just a baby though. Just months old. We remembered he was a pup when we looked up & saw him starting to gnaw on Ricky's tablet - HAHA. Oh, those puppy days. How we remember them well. Shall we bring up all the #thingsharveydentdoeswrong again?
It was so funny though because this baby Giant didnt know what to think about Bruno. He just kept staring at him (Bruno was sound asleep & you dont mess with Bruno's sleep)... Bo just kept staring at him, like "What in the world is this thing?"
My sister in law ended up going with me to put up Baby & got to visit with my momma for a bit... & then we got to hang out a little bit more at the house. It was so nice to see them & have some company.
The rest of my Saturday was filled with watching the last 4 episodes of A Million Little Things. Man, I love that show. I'm a total Gary girl! Love him so much!!!!
Sunday, I was up fairly early & time to get ready for church. Before that, I ran back over in the cool air to let Baby Girl back out again. She knows my face - let me tell you. She knows when she hears my voice, she gets to stretch those legs.
After church, I had to do some Target shopping & then worked on my planner a bit & then back over to my momma's to take her some left over chili & to see what my brother & his buddies did. They cleaned out the stalls & had to dig out the barn doors so they could close for the winter. With these cold temps coming, time to prep up..... UGH!!!!
& that's the extent of my weekend. Nothing super exciting, but nice enough. We had family in there, dog loving, church, productivity, Netflix binging, beautiful warm sunshine.... I think we covered it all.
Oh, we also got our Christmas tree up!
OK - someone help me here. We got the TREE up - its not decorated yet. I want to do that today, but I'm not sure HOW to decorate this tree.
We got it last year at the end of the year on clearance & we love it. It has these HUGE bulbs on it & you can click it to keep it a solid color. Like, Clear, yellow, red, blue, purple, green. Or it can flash between red & green... & Ricky likes it where it is on a constant loop switching colors....
|I tried to capture some of the light changes - could never grab the red or pink
But how do you DECORATE a tree like this? We usually do our whole tree in Disney ornaments. But Ricky doesnt really want to put all our ornaments on this tree because he doesnt want to cover up the bulbs or hide them in any way.
& I dont know what color scheme to go with. Because what I would do for clear lights, wont work for green lights, that wont do for red lights or blue lights. I dont know what to do here.
if it were up to me, I'd leave it on the clear lights - I love a clear light tree....sigh...
I've always wanted to do the black & white buffalo plaid thing - would that work with all the colors? Maybe? Possibly?... if you need me, I'll be on Pinterest today looking at ideas.
So tell me how your weekend was....
You putting up your tree soon?
Do you love big dogs?
Whose your favorite character on A Million Little Things?