Saturday, December 8, 2007

Some Wonderful News And Quite A Bit Of Shopping

Hello dear world

Good evening how is everyone ?? I'm sorry for not coming to talk to you lately the holidays and life have had me on the go but here I am. Anywho...I thought I would come and share my latest news with you.

My day began around 9:00am this morning when my mom and I had to take my youngest niece who is 8 years old to her school where she and the other younger kids were having their Science Fair Projects judged by some professional judges. We didn't go to the awards banquet until later in the evening which I will tell you about later in my entry.

After the judging was done my mom and I went home and waited for my dad and my oldest niece who was at her Piano lesson which she takes from a professional piano player and teacher. Once my dad and niece got home we went out to lunch at our favorite eating spot called "La Parrilla" which is a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood. For once I had something different. I had some smothered shrimp with a side of asparagus and onions which I gave to my mother. I ate my shrimp which were smothered in cheese dip. The weather was really lovely in Georgia today so we enjoyed getting out today.

After lunch my folks and I and my nieces went to Target to do some shopping which I enjoyed quite a bit. I ended up getting some Christmas bags which I will be filling up with a few items for my coworkers. I also bought a Thomas Kinkade Shimmer 750 piece puzzle for my mom and I who like doing puzzles. I also picked up a Visual Echo Sanctuary 3D Puzzle for my mom and I to enjoy. We haven't done puzzles in quite a while so my mom was quite excited for me to purchase it. I also bought me some books to read during the holidays. I also bought me some more Lever body wash and a Chris Brown CD for my oldest niece that she wanted.

After we went shopping at Target we went home for a little while and I have to tell you something. While we were at home my mom and I watched a movie we rented at Blockbuster called "Reign Over Me" with Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle which was a wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful movie. It was both funny and sad at the same time. Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle both deserve academy awards for their performances in the movie. I would like tosee it again because we both liked it quite a lot. I would highly recommend you to see it my dear world.

Anywho....around 5:30pm we got ready to go to the awards banquet held at my nieces's school which was wonderful. She did a project about recycling and I am excited to report that she won a red ribbon medal and she gets to go on to compete at the State level Science Fair in Georgia which we were all happy to find. She was also happy about winning. There were other students at the awards banquet that won a red ribbon medal and get to compete at the State level science fair.

Much later in the evening my mom and I and my nieces went to Kohl's to do some more shopping which was fun. I ended up getting a movie theater for my mom's Christmas village which she has set up in the dining room. I also got a green Christmas sweatshirt which I will wear to my Christmas dinner with my coworkers on the 19th. I also purchased a candle night light which bubbles with warmth with glitter on the inside of the candle which is quite pretty. My mom got some new tennis shoes and my oldest niece got some high heel pumps she likes.

After our shopping I treated my mom and my nieces to dinner at the pancake house which we just got back from. I had a bacon and egg cheese burger which was new for me. I usually get breakfast there but tonight I had the bacon and egg cheese burger which is a new item on the menu. My mom and my nieces enjoyed their dinner as I did mine.

All in all it was a pretty wonderful and fun day. I have to say that it was nice to get out today and enjoy the 70 degree weather. Usually it has been pretty cold but we got some warm weather for a nice change. It was nice and warm and I didn't have to wear a jacket during most of the day. Once night came it did get a little chill in the air but it was a very enjoyable day.

It was also nice to get out and see houses with their Christmas lights strung in their yards. I am loving this time of year when everything seems more amplified. I love the Christmas holidays.

I also wanted to take a crack at starting to answer some of your questions one by one. Nelishia asked me a few days ago : What do I want for Christmas ??

My answer is this: I already bought all of the things I wanted so there's nothing I want right now.

How was your day my dear world ?? Have you done any shopping today ?? I do hope that you were able to enjoy your day as I did. That's about it for now. I'll talk to you again later.



happysunshien said...

I did NOTHING today and it was wonderful! hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend... :)


cuteallison1980 said...

Sounds like a busy day for you.  Glad to see you finally answered a question.  One by one huh?  Will you finish before Christmas? LOL  JK  Have a nice Sunday. : )


sybilsybil45 said...

That was some day you had Monae,  Bet you slept well last night.   You are still chicken about answering our Xmas Questions  lol   Love  sybil xx

lanurseprn said...

Congrats to your niece for winning her medal. How exciting for her! I will keep my eye out for that movie. I am sure I'll like it if you say it's so good.
Sounds like a fun fun fun day for you! Have a good week!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))Congrats to your neice on the medal.Sounds like you had a busy day.Have a good one.

hpycmpr155 said...

As always, glad to see a new entry.
I went to Kohl's and Target too. Bought some sheets and socks.

Can you believe this 70 degree weather??
It' supposed to be like this all week.
I actually saw people in their convertibles with the top down yesterday.

Glad you had a good day!


pharmolo said...

70F in December? More like 40F down here lol. Great you managed such a lot of shopping done

cayasm said...

Hi Monae. congratulations to neice for getting her red ribbon, lucky you having nice weather so you enjoy doing your Christmas shopping, well done for getting all your presents. The trips to the restaurants looked like fun.
Enjoy your Sunday


gazker said...

Seems like you've been busy as usual. I hope the rest of Sunday goes as well for you.
Gaz x

imgr8phil said...

Congratulations to your niece. You sure had a busy Saturday once again doing all that shopping, hopefully buying me something nice LOL, and out to eat again.  So spoiled.  Have a nice day today. Take care.


oddb0dkins said...

Another busy shopping/eating time at the Monae household I see. I swear you make shopping sound so exciting I could almost take it up myself. Almost. ;O)
Congrats to your niece for winning the red ribbon.
B. x