The countdown is on…. I usually never rush to get a tree as there are everywhere on sale. Well this year I get a tree and to my surprise there is a bird’s nest buried inside. After taking the tree outside for fear of possible eggs hatching and chirping in the middle of the night, I pulled out the nest with gloves of course. After shaking the tree multiple times, I dragged the tree back in the house. Oh I forgot after realizing the tree stand was not strong enough to hold this tree I called Tarjay to see if there were any stands left and of course not a week before Christmas. Then we stopped in Lowes to see if just maybe there was one left and of course not. After my daily call with @tomikabryant she suggested I stop in Rite Aid, great suggestion there were plenty of tree stands left. Also signed up for their discount card and the tree stand went from $16 to $9, wow can’t beat that discount. Note to self make sure to sign up for discount cards at other retailers it comes in handy at least one time during the year.
My DD has on her list a beauty salon set and after scanning the internet I found one at Amazon.com with a 5 star rating. In order to get it quickly I signed up for a trial membership to Amazon Prime, so for $3.99 I get one day shipping. (my fingers are crossed). Next, purchase is a netbook for my DS for under $150.
Next, I need to find a pork crown roast. After seeing Paula Deen make this on her Food Network show with cornbread stuffing, I had the bright idea to make something different for Christmas dinner. Also our traditional cookie baking is scheduled and of course my DD wants to make gingerbread cookies(wish me luck). This will be my first time making gingerbread cookies, so we will add our traditional oatmeal raisin, magic cookie bars and an oldie but goodie the M&M cookies. We are skipping the gingerbread house this year and I believe the red velvet cupcakes…. There will be enough goodies to indulge in and feel stuffed.
I always look forward to Christmas because the kids are so excited and happy to receive things from their list. Plus we get to fill ourselves with yummy food and treats..