Todd and I went to the diner for dinner party around 7 and had a great time. It's funny because I see the same people once a year for the last 13 years.
Thursday morning I volunteered from 9 to 12:30 feeding the homeless and anyone else who came through the doors. I love it so much and I also enjoy seeing the familiar faces there. I waitressed in college but by gosh it all came back like riding a bike. I left earlier than I normally would because I this year is different for me. Haha! I am married now and have another family to think of. So I drove to Plano ( opposite direction of south Dallas) and had lunch with Todd and his family. Todd went and picked up the kiddos so we got to see them for a few hours. After lunch and dessert and a good visit , Todd had to take the kids back home and he met me at our friends house where we watched the Dallas Cowboys win football game. We had great evening with friends relaxing and drinking wine. Ahhhh!
For some of you who know me well, sit down because this was the very first time I did ZERO shopping on Black Friday . Money is tight this year so it was nice and relaxing day and we put up our Christmas tree and my Grinch table. We decked our halls on Saturday morning and afternoon and then we had surprise birthday party for my beautiful stepmom turning 60. My stepbrother and his girlfriend Susie , my stepsister Rachelle and husband Henry , and Todd and I all pitched in and bought her and Dad a trip in a hot air balloon and a bucket with champagne to take . She had no idea that all her friends and family were there at bar for her . Daddy took her to dinner with another couple and were just going to "swing by for quick beer" after their dinner. It was awesome!
Wrapping up this long post, I am just so excited about my large donation to our church food pantry. After church in Sunday , Todd and I had lunch with my friends Diana and David and like broken record , I asked them for any cloth ting donation and for them to ask their brothers and sisters. Well Monday night they called me and asked if my church accepted food. As matter of fact we have a food pantry that feeds those in need in our community . For whatever reason, David's job has a storage with several large cans of food that they aren't using. Score! Todd took my truck yesterday and met him after work and now I have some church members on way to my work to pick up all the cans. It just makes me feel so good when we can all pitch in and help.
Yesterday in Dallas we got up to almost 80 degrees and overnight it's in the 30's and expected to have sleet and freezing temps by tonight . Crazy weather!
Gotta run and finish work in case we get to go home early. Stay safe and warm!