So my Hubby is back from his hunting weekend with the guys. One brother shot a small buck on opening day, the rest no such luck, bummer, (must have been the toot tooting of chili!) *Hee hee hee* They had a great time though and next year I am going along. All the women attached to all these men spoiled them with tons of great food, it wasn't just chili they were eating. I made a couple dozen cookies, so did my sister in law. My mother in law made candy bar treats, there was a snack mix, homemade soup, something called mandingo's, I think that is kinda like brats with sauce and peppers and such, not quite sure but they all love it. So at the end of the weekend..."it was worth it, Good to Get Out!"
Oh and just to be silly I sent my Hubby with a bottle of Hot Damn, that way he would think of me while he was away and think...wow, my wife is so good to me...HOT DAMN! Yeah I was pushing for some bonus suck up points!
So what did I do while Hubby was in the woods, sit at home, HA yeah right! I did a weekend at Nana and Papa's! My parents only live 10 minutes away, so I let the kids pack their own clothes. Notice I say I LET them, as if it's a treat to do the packing! Someday they will catch on to these sneaky tactics and rebel, for today though it works! I had babysitters and did some MORE shopping! Yup, I'm lucky, more shopping with limited kids in tow, still dragged the baby along, my dad isn't too keen on the idea of being thrown up on, he has no problem enduring a few rounds of tickle torture, but spit up is a bit much to ask of him. So you might think I am done with holiday shopping...yeah right! I have spent more time shoe shopping for these girls, I can't believe how fast their feet grow and how often! And then there are different shoes for different events, church shoes, dance shoes, school shoes, gym shoes, where does it end, these girls have better shoes than I do! *pouting with a big bottom lip* So I am finally done shoe shopping, on to my Xmas list...a never ending task! Yikes!
Ok, so if I haven't mentioned it, my Hubby is one of 11 children!! Yeah, huge family!! Amazingly wonderful family, but when it comes time for Xmas shopping, it can be a tad overwhelming. He has four half siblings- so we party with all of them. Then we party with his 7 immediate siblings on a separate day. The first party we have decided to bring food and then draw names for kids in high school and younger. The second party we have decided to bring food, draw names for the kids and then for the adults we all bring a $10 gift and we do a gift exchange game. Last year was our first year doing this. I enjoyed it, it was a fun challenge to find something fun for under $10 and then to see who ended up with what was interesting. SO on to more parties...there is still Xmas Eve, a trip to Cincinnati for a party on that side, a few parties that we normally don't make it to and then there is still my side of the family. We normally get together with my parents and siblings and do another drawing of names, then there is a party with my grandpa and extended family on my dad's side, then another for my mom's side. My sister's bday is after Xmas, then there is New Year's Eve Party. By January 1 I am done, partied out and ready to not eat anything, not cook anything, not look at another store. So now you see why I was so excited to have babysitters to get some shopping done! On to the Xmas list and another store... keep ya posted.
So since it is the beginning of the shopping holiday season, it is still Good to Get Out...