Weekends


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.


Well, my weekend was full and busy and action-packed.  Our son came home on Tuesday night and on Thanksgiving day we visited my family.  The first three photos are of my sister's house and the last photo is a massive Christmas cactus that my aunt has, isn't it awesome?


This weekend was shopping at all the stores that no one else was in.  That's the nice thing about being a crafter.  The lines in craft stores are much shorter and everyone is nice.  I started Christmas shopping too.  Saturday, I decorated my house which I will snap some photos soon.  Football was on the tv, so I had to hum my holiday music while decking my halls.  It's the little things..


I loved seeing my family and spending time with them.  Everyone is getting older and the teens are growing and becoming adults, the circle of life. We missed our daughter but don't fear, there were daily phone calls and catching up.  We are navigating our new lives with grace.  Thank goodness for cell phones :)


I don't know about you, but I'm hitting salads heavy to counteract the decadence of Thanksgiving food.  Ah, salads make life feel good!  

How was your weekend?

Comments

  1. Sweet weekend! Ours has been busy and no blogging time yet. I decorated on our home yesterday and an so glad I did... I'm ready to focus on gifts and memory making with the girls- one more little week of school til we set it aside for the holiday. Happy Advent Karen!

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  2. Such an utterly charming post. I think we are at simulate stages of life. I still have teens, but we are close. My older dd just turned 19. She's in love so, cell phones and Skype are sure to be in our near future. Savor img the days until then!

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  3. I'm glad you got to spend Thanksgiving with your son and family, talk to your daughter, avoid the crowds, and have a wonderful weekend! That Christmas cactus is breathtaking; I only hope that mine approach that size and beauty some day!

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  4. I'm so happy you had a great Thanksgiving Karen. It was a nice time here, although a wee bit smaller than I am use to.
    Yes, I am hitting the salad's and juicing for the next few weeks, and then I can start my Christmas baking...and eating!

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  5. Sounds like a lovely time for you Karen and may I say, I LOVE your Christmas cactus :) My weekend was quite enjoyable. Hubby and I shopped for toys so we could donate to Toys for Tots, so many needy children here in our area. It was quite relaxing and really nice for us. Have a wonderful week!

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  6. That is one happy Christmas cactus! Sounds like you had a great weekend; ours was nice, too. Happy first day of Advent!

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  7. Everything looks lovely!! We had salads tonight (with leftover sweet potato casserole!!). I don't know how you're resisting that basket of yarn.

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  8. We had a cold snap so our weekend was about soup and yarn and finding my winter running gear. Love your basket of rocks.

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  9. Yes, I am eating salads!
    I know I am lucky that both my children were here for T-giving -- and I also know it won't work out that way every year. You know how it is: You just try to be grateful for the times you have.

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  10. Ye salads are needed and some serious excercise for me. Your photos are lovely.

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  11. lovely!!! finally had time to pop in and read some blogs! what a lovely cactus!!!

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  12. Sounds like a nice weekend. That Christmas cactus is gorgeous.

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  13. LOVE that cactus!!!!! I should have read your post before I made our traditional first batch of Christmas cookies on Black Friday. You're eating salad....I'm stuffing my face with chocolate cookies!

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  14. Wow, that cactus is huge. Amazing! So happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy those salads :)

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  15. The Christmas cactus IS amazing! I love that owl mug. Have a great week.

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  16. Wow, that was a busy weekend! Your Aunt's cactus is huge and wonderful. Wishing you a happy week ahead xx

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  17. I love your owl mug! Sounds like you had a busy but fantastic weekend! I actually didn't do all that much this weekend, just relax and catch my breath after a busy workweek.

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  18. Sounds like a great weekend, albeit very busy. You seem to have got into the rhythm of grown up children well. Have a great week.

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  19. I have the exact same owl mug (in three colors, I like owls). I'm glad you had a fantastic holiday!

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  20. Beautiful weekend! As for me I decided to take it slow, forget about to-do lists and just walk around the town, sit in small cafes and read a good book!

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  21. Love the owl! I have a fox mug that looks like it may be from the same company! Here is our weekend: http://mamagonegreen.blogspot.com/2015/11/our-weekend.html

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  22. I too would be the one in the shops without queues ;). Sounds like a wonderful weekend, families are what weekends are about aren't they?

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  23. Our weekend was all mixed up! We had family and we had quiet on Saturday and we had lots of time to knit and read. I read The ALL OF IT. IT was okay. QUick. Im reading I am Malala andalmost finsihed... Interesting

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  24. Wow, that cactus is amazing! Mine is blooming early also, so much for waiting until Christmas! We had a nice four day visit with our middle daughter, I always love it when she is home! xx

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  25. I started with the salads last night! I love your owl mug <3. Yay for Christmas decorations!

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  26. sounds like a good holiday weekend..

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  27. Oh boy, I'm with you on hitting the super healthy now that Thanksgiving is over. I took last week off from running and feel like I've been storing up fat for the winter. You are nice and tidy. I usually avoid stores after turkey day. Crowds make me highly irritable. I'm glad it was laidback in your hood.

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  28. Wow, that Christmas cactus is massive!! We traveled 11 hours on Wednesday to be with family and came home on Sunday. Even though it pretty much rained the entire time, it was so good to see them! And imagine my surprise when I got home and found a a sweet package waiting for me. :-) Thank you so much Karen for the wonderful yarn, the stitch markers and beautiful cards!! I love it all and can't wait to knit something pretty.

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    1. I am so happy that you received it and you liked it. I loved shopping for you :)

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  29. funny about the salads! yes, need some greens for sure! we are slowly decorating and doing a bit of christmas shopping. :)
    http://onemamasjourney.blogspot.com/2015/11/weekending.html

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  30. We too are learning to navigate the changing of our family. One out of the nest, one in/out, and our son is a jr. in high school. {{sigh}} It does seem strange. ;)
    I don't go anywhere near a store from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday! Crowds really make me anxious.
    Love that mug in the top picture (they're all great pictures but I would collect mugs given the opportunity).
    Hope you have a great week!

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  31. Sounds like you had a great weekend. That cactus is amazing. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  33. Sorry, I had to re-type my comment!
    One of the things I am most grateful for this year is that all of my kids are still living at home. I know the days are soon coming when that will no longer be the case. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend visiting with your son and your extended family. I like that owl mug in the first photo--so cute! And your aunt's cactus is magnificent!

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  34. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I plan to do my decorating and what not this weekend. I'm nearly done with all Christmas shopping and about half way done with Christmas gift making. :) I'm still trying to figure out what to do for my brother. Ha!

    And you're not the only one who's been living off salads! I've been eating salads for the past few days!
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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