If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, December 1, 2019

First week of December To Do List

Hello everyone, 
We had a very nice Thanksgiving - just too much food.  I’ve made a note on my list to try and cook less next year but I think I thought the same thing last year.  And we did prepare less food this year  but it was still too much. 

After 2 days of holiday activities,  Saturday just felt like Monday.  Our home needed attention so I went ahead and made a new list and got started on it yesterday.   

The new week brings more appointments than usual but I’ve planned meals and have a pretty much clean house so I think it should all go pretty smooth.  

I’ve done no Christmas decorating but I have been thinking about it.  We usually leave our tree up through January so it’s no rush to put it up right now.  

Our youngest son bought this Norfolk pine at Lowe’s on Black Friday and set it up for my parents in their small retirement apartment.  
I think it is perfect for them,  and it looks like how my mom would of decorated a tree if she was up to it.  

Our daughter’s husband put lights on their balcony.    He also put pretty lights on their home but you can see their address in the photos so I won’t post them.

Their retirement home always puts out lots of gorgeous decorations in the common areas and I know my parents will enjoy having decorations in their own living  space as well. 

Did any of you do Black Friday shopping?  My brother went out and said he got everything he planned to get and was very pleased.  
I didn’t go to any stores but I did order 3 things from Walmart that will be delivered soon.  
For our 8 grands who truly need no toys,  I decided to make them each a photo book of highlights from this year.  I’ve made a lot of photo books over the years and find  Walgreens to be easiest for me.  They had 75% off their photo books so I somehow made all 8 books Friday and Saturday and got them ordered before the coupon expired.  I chose In Store pick up to avoid a delivery charge and the books will be ready the 2nd week of December. 
Children love to look at photos of theirselves and their families.  Their parents have some paper photos but  most of their photos are digital and “on their phones”.   Now the kids with have hard copies to look at whenever they want.  
So with those Black Friday specials,  we accomplished a good bit of our gift purchasing without ever going in a store.  

For supper tonight,  I’m making turkey lasagna and I was going to share the link but her site seems to be closed down.  I’m glad I printed a copy when I made it the first time so I can still make it.  It’s really good.  
So my tip is if you see recipe or some instructions you want to keep - screen shoot it or print it or hand copy it on paper.  Web sites sometimes go away.  

I hope you’ve all had a good Sunday and are ready for this new week
❤️ Rhonda 


  1. I love the photo book idea! Our daughter's family lives overseas and they do a photo book for us each Christmas which we enjoy all year. You are so right about the recipes. Some of our favorites are gone forever.

  2. You have inspired me to make a short list for the week since we are headed to Oregon mid week.

  3. The little tree your son bought his grandparents is lovely. How sweet of him.
    Good tip on writing down recipes.
    Have a good one.

  4. Love the idea of the books for the grands! They will always treasure them. The pine tree is so cute...am sure your parents are enjoying it. We always plan to cut back on thanksgiving food---but it never happens!

  5. I hope your mother feels better soon. The little tree is sweet and I'm sure your parents will enjoy all the lights and decorations your family put up for them.
    We didn't have much for leftovers from our early Thanksgiving, but enough to send some home with guests. I do need to clean out the refrigerator today, though, and take stock just in case something got buried in there.

  6. What a cute idea for a small apartment.

  7. I've missed my visits to hear all about what is going on in your world. How sweet to have decorated your parents place. I'm sure they are really enjoying it!

  8. I love your photo highlight book idea. I may steal that in the future. I also love the Norfolk pine in your parents apt. Such a nice touch for Christmas.


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Jeff and Rhonda

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