It’s December 1st already! :) I can’t believe it…

It’s December 1st already! 🙂 I can’t believe it. Right on cue, we got a couple of inches of snow today, which is a cool thing. Bad thing about it, the snowplow wiped out our mailbox. I can’t understand why. It’s well off the shoulder of the road, there was no snow hiding it and the roads were bare. Thank you NYSDOT.

Wednesday night we headed down to Philly to spend Thanksgiving with Earl’s family. It was a wonderful visit. Everyone seemed to be in chipper spirits and the the food was wonderful for Thanksgiving dinner. And I maintained my weight, which I was something I was worried about.

We went shopping Friday at Oxford Valley Mall, which included a stop at “Chick-Fil-A”. The food court was packed as it was black Friday, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Friday night we went to a Beatles revival concert, starring “The Mahoney Brothers” in Trenton, N.J. We went with Rick (Earl’s youngest brother) and Helen and Helen’s sister Nicole and her boyfriend Larry. It was a lot of fun. I’ve never been a big fan of the Beatles, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. They had ketchup chips there, which was sweet.

We headed home on Saturday and sort of vegged out when we got back (after a stop at Wegmans). The DirecPC connection has been flying along lately and we played on the computer until 2:30 a.m. or so. Oh, we did watch Godspell on DVD last night, which was nice. We haven’t seen that in a while.

Today we had my father and his girlfriend and my sister over for Thanksgiving dinner. What a nice time we had. Earl and my sister were watching the football game in the living room, and my dad zonked out in the rocking chair, so it gave my dad’s girlfriend Karen and I a chance to chat. We caught up on family gossip and such. It was a nice conversation, I enjoyed it very much. I’m happy that my father and her seem very happy together.

After they left we watched “American Dreams”. Can I tell you, I really enjoy that show. Sometimes it absolutely boggles my mind when I see the racism that was occuring back in the 1960s. (I shudder to think what it was like before that!) I can’t believe that people were segregated so – that people actually had to ride in the back of the bus simply because of their skin color. How whacked is that. Crazy.

I am reading the latest Sylvia Browne book about dreams. As with all of Sylvia’s stuff, I find it absolutely fascinating. She seems to be writing like a fiend though, she has a book coming out like every four months or something like that.

The gash in my head finally healed up enough that I could start shaving my head again. Thank goodness. I was getting sick of my hair. My clippers had died though, so I couldn’t buzz it down first. I just went for broke, lathered up the week and a half of hair I had and shaved it off every so slowly. Came out pretty good, if I do say so myself. I kept the goatee. It’s getting on my nerves, but I think I’ll maintain the commitment to keep it for a while.

We are planning the big Christmas shopping extravaganza for Saturday, Dec. 14 this year. This year’s destination is Walden Galleria outside of Buffalo. As I’ve mentioned before, each year we pick a different shopping mall to do all of our shopping at. We like to do it all in one day, and in a place that we haven’t been to before or at least not recently. That way we see everything “fresh” and aren’t bogged down with the “same old same old”. I’m looking forward to the shopping trip.

I guess we are going to end up going to Lowe’s tomorrow night for a mailbox. I think I should send the bill to NYSDOT. I don’t think they’ll pay it though.