Hubbie and I had a rude awakening around 5am today as a car came up the drive setting our Bernie alarm off. I 'm glad he is always on duty even with the muscle relaxer he takes each night for his coughing. Anyway a small black car drove into the yard and came to a screeching halt when hubbie flipped the outside light on. They hurriedly reversed and headed back down the driveway. Have no idea why folks drive by a private drive sign unless they are testing to see if anyone is home since we live quite a ways off the road. Anyway with our sleep disturbed hubbie and I took over an hour before we were in dreamland again.
A rainy overnight left more slick mud fun this morning at chore time. We grabbed a quick breakfast as daughter came in ready for our shopping trip over to the new outlets in Asheville. D-in-love and the kids are going also but they are driving separately and following us.
Since it is raining we went the back roads over there instead of the interstate. Took a little longer but there was very little traffic thankfully.
At the outlets there was not a big crowd but I'm sure the rain kept most folks at inside malls.
The rain was light so we didn't have any trouble getting from store to store and found some very good bargains along the way.
I finished my toy Christmas shopping !!!!
We look like a happy bunch with our tummies full.
It was dark by the time we got home and the animals were very glad to see us for their evening meals.
After daughter left hubbie did the chores by flashlight and then had supper.
After we ate we had a wrapping party and got all the gifts wrapped.
Two winter storms are slowly moving across the country bringing some very stormy weather to areas.
The first storm Ferus formed yesterday and dropped significant snowfall today.
Some towns were scrambling this evening to get Christmas decorations down in fear they would become projectiles in high winds.
Grateful tonight for traveling mercies from my Heavenly Father today and very thankful for the ability to enjoy my family in all the festivities as we honor the real Reason for this Season.
God Bless, Good Night and Merry Christmas.