Black Friday needs to have a new name in my family because it’s anything but black or filled with shopping. While my son had to work as he still works part-time in retail I spent the day with two lovely women, my daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
Why anyone would want to cook the morning after Thanksgiving I will never understand, but that’s exactly what my daughter-in-law did, she woke to make us all a delicious breakfast of french toast with fruit as a side.
After breakfast we lounged for a bit, just enjoying each others company. The little one inherited her daddy’s sense of humor. Her favorite game to play is one she calls “seat thief” any time someone gets up she runs to get in their seat, laughing and calling out repeatedly “seat thief”. The game doesn’t end until she is tickled or picked up to reclaim your seat. After which some play and snuggling ensues.
The decorating bug hit Wednesday night after visiting the Christmas store when my son braving the extreme cold hung some lights outside around the front porch. Friday, my daughter-in-law pulled out the tree and decorations. Little one joined to help hang the ornaments. Can you see the clusters of ornaments, yes, that’s where she wanted them and that’s where they are staying.
While they decorated the tree upstairs, we haven’t figured out a safe way for me to get up there, I got to work hemming curtains for the family room downstairs. The original length blocked access to the cabinets below, which was not what they wanted. I knew this was something my daughter-in-law wanted changed. I surprised her with traveling with my sewing machine. Yes, I put it into a reusable grocery bag and hung it from the handles on my chair for the trip.
The curtains are lovely, but much of the details were lost in the picture due to the sun shining behind them. As we cleaned up the remnants of material were offered to me, did I want them? Of course. :-) I don’t have anything in mind yet for the fabric, but I will in time and have a long winter ahead of me to work with.
After the curtains I was asked if I could finish the alterations of a dress my daughter-in-law wanted made into a skirt. She had cut the top off, and put a bit of elastic in the waist, but it needed to be taken in. I didn’t think to take a picture of this, but can say she was happy with it. I must be rubbing off on her because she picked up the fabric I removed and announced she was keeping it to attempt to make some Barbie clothes with it. I love this girl!!!
While breakfast was special the rest of our meals while we enjoyed them were simply the reheated remains of Thanksgiving dinner. I was good and didn’t eat the turkey even though my son put a couple of slices on my plate, he keeps hoping I will give in on this one day each year, I cave each year on the deviled eggs which are something my daughter-in-law has to have. This tradition of adding deviled eggs comes from growing up in Arizona where it’s still summer-like with temps near or at 100 degrees on Thanksgiving. The rest of us have gotten used to this added side. :-)
While later in the evening the adult (women) watched the Hunger Games movie while enjoying another slice of pie and waiting for my son to get out of work. Mine was pumpkin, but there were three pies to choose from, chocolate, pumpkin and cherry. Most of the day included just having a bit of fun with the little one.
This morning, Saturday, I was up before the sun to catch my bus home. It is silent here now, but while I miss them already the quiet is nice as well.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and staying warm.