Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 345, Friday, December 11, 2015

We have a food drive at school every December.  It breaks my heart to see some of the students bringing food that I know they got from the food pantry.  If you look really close at the lower right hand corner, you will see the total of pounds for the last 5 years.  Today our total was 1,250 pounds.  I weighed it all myself today.  I had just finished weighing the cans, when the fire team came to pick it up.  They will have a pizza party with the class who won.  It was a very inspiring prize to have pizza with the firemen!

Day 344, Thursday, December 10, 2015

This morning the sunrise was very colorful!  ...and the sunset was just a beautiful!

Day 343, Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Our Elf on the Shelf, Jovie decided she was going to be the  "Golden Rule Student of the Week" with a kindergarten student.  On Wednesday, the student of the week, gets to pick who sits at their table during lunch.  Jovie packed her lunch bag and perched herself at the table, too!

Day 342, Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cindy and I have been working together for about 25 years.  We enjoy many of the same things (sorry, no fishing for me!).  We decorated our office Christmas tree this morning.

Day 341, Monday, December 7, 2015

Our card swap group met at Avanti's to eat dinner together, swap gift card holders and have a scrapbook/card making gift exchange.  We have been together for a long time.  Some members are newer to the group, but most of us are the original girls who got together at Scrapbook Magic when that store was open.

Day 340, Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cindy and I went to Leo's Studio to paint this cute snowman.  Everyone's turns out just a little bit different.  We had a great time painting, even if the paint brushes were a little worn!

Day 339, Saturday, December 5, 2015

We didn't have much to do today.  We ate dinner at Kaydee Kat's in Peoria Heights.  We drove out to Washington to view the lights on Jaden's Way.  There is a house decorated to resemble Christmas Vacation and it is called Griswald Way!    The neighbors have their house decorated as well.  We enjoyed all the lights on this street.

Day 338, Friday, December 4, 2015

We went to the Morton Buildings Christmas party at Embassy Suites in East Peoria.  I was getting low on gas, so we stopped at Costco and filled up for $1.61 a gallon.  I can't remember when gas prices were this low.

Day 337, Thursday, December 3, 2015

We tried a new chicken recipe for dinner tonight.  I used Brussels sprouts instead a fresh green beans.  Of course, I was afraid Jim wouldn't like it, but he did.  We will have this again when there are fresh green beans.

Day 336, Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I eat lunch at Subway, every day.  I know the employees well.  My favorite sandwich artist has been making my salad for me.  He made a happy face with the BBQ sauce and cheese for hair!

Day 335, Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My car is 10 years old.  She is a good girl!  She turned over 100,000 miles today.  I might have had to drive around the block a couple of times to get this photo!

Day 334, Monday, November 30, 2015

I bought new silk flowers for my Shabby Mason jar.  I had fall flowers in the jar.  The stems were super long, so I had to cut them off with the wire cutters three times before I got the right length!

Day 333, Sunday, November 29, 2015

We decorated the outside of our house this morning.  There are lights along the roof line.  The snowman and Santa Claus are lit as well.  It was cold, but we bundled up and got everything done.

Day 332, Saturday, November 28, 2015

We went to Walnut Grove Farm in Knoxville.  I bought a fresh wreath to hang on our front door.  This is a working barn, so there wasn't any heat and it was only 30 degrees outside.  We didn't stay very long because it was so cold.  There were several artists with displays.  I had my picture with Santa.  There was also a horse and carriage ride.

Day 331, Friday, November 27, 2015

We spent the day decorating the house.  We put the large tree in the living room this year and the little Santa tree in the family room.  We did have a little rest time in between.  Our house looks like Christmas!

Day 330, Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!  We had lots of yummy food today.  My family filled out the annual "grateful" cards.  We watched "Christmas Vacation" as our annual first viewing of this Christmas Classic!

Day 329, Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I entered a raffle at a crop in September and won a car detailing coupon.  I took my car to Mike Miller to get it cleaned inside and out!

Day 328, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I like the badges that my Fitbit sends me.  This badge marks the 4000 flight of steps I have climbed.

Day327, Monday, November 23, 2015

I bought a new bracelet from KEEP.  The I Hate Cancer Club was having a fund raiser and I always like to support my friend AJ.  I got the purple bracelet with the tree (family), cancer awareness (for my mom and John) and the camera.

Day 326, Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jim gave me this pumpkin for my birthday.  It has a Jack-O-Lantern face on the other side.  I bought fall flowers and decorated it for Thanksgiving.