Funny that. Because this week has been just as busy as any other. Why did I think it would be different? I'm the same person as I've always been, and that person plans too much, piles on too much, and generally just wears herself out because she forgets that she needs to build in some down time.
We started out well enough. Our daughter-in-law and some grandchildren came over for a visit Monday morning. We had a great time with them, and when they left we started on a few things. Nothing major, we promised ourselves. But those few things kept us working til late evening. We started loading the van for restocking our Marietta booth, and I sorted and priced the things we'd got at the auctions over the weekend.
I met granddaughter Hannah for breakfast and then watched the parade with Hannah, Haley and one of their friends. Our town of Ripley does a bang-up job honoring our veterans, with a huge parade, free refreshments, a ceremony on the courthouse lawn, free movies and even an appearance by Eleanor Roosevelt. We left right after the parade, though, because we had a lot of work to do at our booth. We worked until the mall closed at 6:00pm and I think we left it in pretty good shape.
Today I will be working with my friend Jeff Seager on the Christmas carols program we offer each year. We research the carols to find out their history, and present those stories as part of our program. Lots of audience participation and singalong are included in this program which we both enjoy doing. Jeff's guitar and singing really add a lot to the presentation, and each year we seek out new songs so the program remains fresh.
What will Sunday bring? My plan is to restock our Ravenswood booth and take this cabinet over there, but we'll see what comes up.
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