in three hours!
We've had a lovely weekend here and I've finally, as of last night, found the Christmas spirit - strange that it took the sun and desert to do for me what the snow and frost couldn't. Several of our neighbours here have large colorful Christmas displays up - looks so pretty with the lights on at night, but a bit odd to me too without any snow, coats, boots, etc. I haven't taken any pictures yet but will get into it soon.
We started our Christmas shopping yesterday and it looks like I may have to buy another suitcase in order to get it all home.
We had our first American Thanksgiving dinner on Friday - a week early but Kim (our nephew Mark's wife) will be in Canada on Thanksgiving day and wanted to 'do' thanksgiving while she was still here. It was lovely, she's such a good cook. Mark and his boys are here this week and will be taking Kim back with them when they leave on Friday. I wrote about Kim and Mark when they got engaged a while back.
In order to expedite her immigration process, they got married a couple months ago and visit back and forth between Canada and Arizona as often as possible. Hopefully the process will proceed smoothly and they can be together full time before too long. Mark is bringing the boys (15 and 12) over this afternoon to play in the pool. Native Arizonans shudder when we mention swimming in the winter but Lloyd and I were in the pool yesterday and it was heavenly. Air temp was 73F but the water temp was 87 - sooo nice.
Lloyd will be heading north on Friday and my friend Mickey will be arriving the same day to spend a week shopping, sightseeing and scrapbooking...our three esses that spell fun in Arizona for us.
We're really enjoying our respite from winter. I hope its nice where you are too.