Silly Saturday

Today we are going to be decorating the house for Christmas. We like to enjoy the lights and the decorations for as long as possible, so we put up our decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. Richard actually put the outside lights up last weekend since we had perfect weather for it.  Which is unusual for mid-November around here.


So we will be putting up the Christmas tree, the indoor lights and some of the lighted Christmas houses. When we replaced our 20 year old TV, we had to get a new TV stand, the old entertainment unit which used to hold our houses, was relieved of duty. We now have two little tables on which to display the houses. So this year all of us will pick and chose our favorite ones to display.


After the decorating is all done, we will sit down and watch some more of the classic Christmas shows. I might even make some hot chocolate to go with some freshly baked sugar cookies. Those are always special treats around here.


What are some your family’s favorite Christmas decorations?


Pax Christi,

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Silly Saturday

Today is going to be a goof off day around the Zoo. We will do the basic cleaning of the house and then I think we will have a family fun day. Although the local park is closed from November through March, which makes a quick trip to the playground hard.

I won’t head to Annie’s Playground, the local HUGE playground on the weekend. Too many chances to lose the children in the maze of playground equipment and crowd of people.  Although all of the children love it, I hate crowds and the chaos of unruly children, my own included.

It is going to be a decent day with typical fall temperatures. We will not have too many of these types of days remaining before it gets too cold to head out for any length of time.  I need to come up with some fun things to do outside today.

I know the girls love to draw with outdoor chalk. Since we have had rain, they have a clean slate on which to draw. Maybe I will get a rousing game of dodge ball going with the neighborhood children. Or maybe kickball. You know all those fun games we used to play as children, that they can’t play in school because some one might lose and get their feelings hurt, but they were all so fun to play.

Have a Silly Saturday and enjoy your family today!

Pax Christi,

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome