As I have said before, there are so many things to love about fall, but certainly among my favorites are all the local fall festivals, craft shows and the shopping! I enjoy shopping – even Christmas shopping. I suppose one of my “love languages” is gifts and I love not only giving gifts but also the search for just the perfect surprise. I can’t say that I am always successful – and, yes, my budget tends to “get in the way” – but I have fun trying!
There have been several really fun local shows just about every weekend around here. This sweet grapevine angel I actually won during a silent auction at a high school craft show…….yes, won!! YEA I haven’t decided where she will go yet – I was thinking my front door but the cranberry colors look so nice inside my house, too. Decisions…decisions.
This weekend is full of shopping……and I am excited! Last night, my girlfriend and I went to a beautiful Christmas bazaar held in someone’s home. Apparently these women have been doing this show for 15 years and their things were beautiful!! And, they even had a half-price room out in the garage! I picked up four Christmas presents!
Tomorrow – get this – I am headed to New York City for the day! Every year my Jazzercise club plans a bus trip as a Relay for Life fundraiser and this year I am going with my very sweet girlfriend (we have been friends for 41 years!!! and she still likes me!) and her mom (a second mom for me) and we are looking forward to a great day. Its fun to come home and be able to share my trip with my blogging friends! Although I’m not exactly a country girl…this trip to the city is a big deal for me – I can’t wait!
And, finally, on Sunday afternoon there is another large craft show at a local high school. I usually attend this show every year on a Saturday but the New York trip was the same weekend so I will try to get to the high school after church…not sure how that will work out but, we’ll see. I may end up with not a penny to spare after Saturday – or I may be completely exhausted but it should be a really great weekend. I hope all of you have wonderfully fun weekends as well.