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Busy week, busy weekend, busy week, busy weekend...that's how the rest of the year plays out (see last post). I'm feeling rather accomplished, considering how much I have to get done. The house is decorated for Christmas (no tree(s), that will be in 2 weeks, most likely and I got the cookies baked for the cookie exchange on Tuesday. Had a lovely dinner with Debbie and Camilla yesterday and presents to be mailed are ready to go, and I'm finishing my Christmas cards tonight, so I feel like I'm ahead of schedule, yay!

The weather has gotten quite cold now, thought it's still fluctuating. I hope it doesn't snow though. Last year, it snowed like crazy this exact weekend when we were having our Friendsgiving and as a result, everyone left really early. This year, it isn't until this coming weekend, but I just looked and guess what's on the forecast for Saturday? UGH.

I haven't made it to a Christmas market this year, and I'm kind of sad about it, even though I rarely buy anything...they're just fun to browse. The one in Flyinge was LAST weekend (way too early) and this weekend and next are just too busy.

I'm both looking forward to and dreading different things about our Friendsgiving party on Saturday. There is some behind-the-scenes drama among some parties that I hope won't be in play during our dinner. And one person that I have a bet on with myself will call and cancel last minute.

Karin asked me to go shopping with her on Friday, but it ended up not happening, for which I was actually glad, since it was full-on Black Friday here. Why import the worst American traditions when you don't have to, and when the reason for its very existence is a holiday that doesn't even exist in Sweden?? I say, if you're going to have Black Friday, then you have to have Thanksgiving!

Anyway, I need to go call Martin and then finish up my cards before bed. Toodles!
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(Anonymous)

You are way ahead of me in getting ready for Christmas -as I haven't done one thing! Need to get my act together. Love, Lizardmom

I just have the trees and shopping left to do, really. :) And maybe cookie baking, but I don't know if I'm going to do that...though the kids will be outraged to not have Xmas cookies two years in a row!

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From Megsie

I haven't done anything either. No Christmas preparations this weekend. I am so much happier for it. We did watch Love Actually last night and again this evening (for Jeff who was asleep when we began watching it last night [chick flick] and woke up at the end, so he wanted to see the whole thing). It was wonderful. I wish I was "together" like you! But, I am glad I had some down-time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend. :)

Re: From Megsie

Downtime is often more important!

You did well to get all of your decorating done, given your manic schedule. And Christmas cards as well? Now you are just showing off :)

We still remember your Thanksgiving party - it's the one and only time that I've ever attended one. Lambi was in love with Anders because he was in charge of cooking the turkeys! We had a lovely time, so I hope that your friends enjoy it as well and can put aside their differences (talk about awkward for you). It will be interesting if your prediction is true (I have a flaky friend who often does the same thing, though if I expect them to be a no-show and not count them in, they turn up to prove me wrong!)

I had a lot of email and advertising leaflets about Black Friday but as I didn't leave the house on Friday I have no idea if it was busy or not. My guess is "not" because the local paper would have written about it if that had been the case.

Snow? Old news! We had snow yesterday - perfect for the first day of Advent!

Believe it or not, EVERYONE came! We had a lovely evening and the food was, as always, fantastic!

Bonus! I love it when you expect the worst, but everything turns out really well!

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