Yesterday wasn't a rainy day, however, and so the folks and I spent a good deal of it shopping and stuff. They came over here and we went to the local UCC for the monthly "all you can eat" pancake breakfast. Yummy. Their arrival finally prompted me to finish decorating and cleaning.
I then drove them to Brukner Nature Center for the Winter Craft Fair, dropped them off, then parked WAY far away. I'm a good daughter. The craft fair, as usual, was fun and I found a few items to buy. Both parental units found presents for the other, so a successful venture all around.
We returned to my place and then reconvened at their place. Lunch was at 4 Starters, where I had the turkey club with a basil spread. Tasty. We also went to the Hayner Center's open house to see how local decorators decorated the place. (It was the Troy Public Library when dad was a kid, and he had quite a few memories of Christmas parties there since his mom was a librarian in P. Hill.)
We then decided to head to Crafts 2000 in Springfield to look for "ingredients" for my Christmas Craft idea. I'll be making something for the female relatives and it's a bit interesting and I hope it winds up looking nifty. Mom and I found stuff we think will work, but I haven't started crafting yet. We also popped into Hobby Lobby, but didn't find anything there.
Once we returned home, it was Wine Time. So dad got out assorted cheeses and nibbles and I had an Oliver Wineries raspberry-flavored cider while we watched my DVD of Miracle on 34th Street. Such a lovely movie. Probably my favorite holiday flick (definitely up there with Muppet Family Christmas and Muppet Christmas Carol.)
So anyhoo, a lovely weekend with the folks followed with an evening reading with Lucy on my lap. With my Monkey Face Snuggie, pine-scented candle, cat on lap, and eBook reader (currently reading Terrier by Tamora Pierce and enjoying it), I am a happy camper. Er, reader. Or whatever.