My grandkids are coming for the weekend. My daughter is being driven crazy by my grandson. First he was devastated about my selling the house--where I had lived for his whole life. Now he is wanting to move in with me (and prevent me from going to Florida which is too far away!).
I had already planned to have the brother who lives nearby and my sister and her husband for dinner on Sunday. It will be a full house.
I have not decorated for Christmas so I thought the kids and I would spend some time viewing decorated places. We have no snow yet, but lighted shops and houses look festive at night all the same. And I got the idea to visit a nearby garden center from Linda Reeder.
For the dinner, I thought I would get the traditional British crackers to set at each place setting and add a bit of holiday spirit. I was reading about the crackers and found that a party hat, a joke, and a sweet are included in a traditional one. I may reconsider that plan after reading some of the jokes.
I also found instructions for making DIY crackers. Way, way funnier than any of the jokes! I am still laughing. It may be way more impersonal, but I do know where I can buy crackers ready made and I can make that an errand to do with the kids as we check out Christmas decorations in town.