Saturday, November 29, 2014


Got an extra early wake up call this morning as hubbie and I wanted to get an early start to market. This is our Christmas open house annual celebration plus the 90th birthday of the curb market is coming to an end so there will be a huge anniversary cake to share with customers.The lower words said  "since 1924" !!  Local hot apple cider was also complimentary all day.

A local author, Terry Ruscin, is there signing his popular books about the history of Henderson county, plus a local band played  Christmas music to liven up the mood.
This is our market Christmas tree, we usually have a huge tree but this year decided to scale down.

 We arrived by 8:30, an hour earlier than usual and got set up before the crowds of people arrived.  The aisles stayed pretty full of folks all day and sales were okay, but for the amount of folks that were there it could have been better. This is one of our favorite customers talking with daughter in the right of this pic.

We are very thankful for what we did sell as always.
Daughter helped all day and we were both decked out in holiday fare for the occasion.

I love the wonderful smell of market during these days as all the fresh greens make it smell like Christmas for sure.

After market daughter and I did some shopping in some of our locally owned small businesses. We discovered a unique little shop and each of us bought several things for ourselves and for gifts.
This lady used to run a shop that we frequented uptown. We had no idea when she closed that one she had moved out of town to this little cottage.
We also stopped in Ace hardware and picked up some on sale bird seed and suet cakes to keep our feathered friends happy.
After she dropped me back at my van I stopped at Ingles to get some things for tomorrow's lunch.
Hubbie has been dealing with the leaves again for hopefully the last time this season, the lawn looks good without a leaf covering.

He took Tipper, (daughter's dog) back over to her house in her jeep that has been sitting in our yard since she bought her new car on Wednesday.  She is going to keep the jeep for a while to see how much she needs to use it to haul dogs and things.  She has been dog sitting a couple dog's for a customer and didn't have enough crates for all of them so Tipper has spent the week with us, which she enjoys. Daughter dropped hubbie back by on her way to return the 2 dogs to their home as their owners are coming back tonight.
#1 son came up to borrow a table and some folding chairs as they are hosting d-in-love's dad's side of their family's Thanksgiving tonight and needed more seating.
After chores on this cool evening I watched the news and took a short nap all snuggled up with my 4-legged kids.
Today was the 2nd annual Toys for Tots Tractor Run in Henderson county. Farmers gathered at the research station in Mills River and drove into town to Jackson park hauling toys to be given to the kids in the county that won't get anything this Christmas.
There was more tractors this year and some interesting things being pulled .

Not much on TV tonight unless you like football so I caught up on my blog and then headed to bed. Hope that short nap won't keep me awake all night.
Grateful tonight for God's gift of a wonderful joyful life.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

John said...

Looks like someone needs a new pullover for Christmas!
Always nice to chat with daughter, but forgot to ask her mom if
she'd seen the new ads with our former morning meteorologist
in them. They've just started running in the past 10 days or so.