Monday's gratitude was just the whole day. Well, everything except the constant rain.
The boys dropped me off at a friend's on Sunday night, where I co-hosted a Noonday Collection party with Monica, who has recently become a Noonday Ambassador. The pictures are actually from her first open house trunk show, but aren't the pieces so pretty? Soooo pretty.
We had a few no-shows and cancellations, but had a great time visiting with those who did come, and I tried everything on 12 times because I love it so much. I'm really glad my party was open during the Black Friday weekend and lots of people placed online orders for some great deals over the weekend. I realize this is Monday's post, but I was reveling in the glow of that great jewelry and the fun time all day Monday, too.
Monday was a "vacation" day for me, as my beloved had the boys and ran the household while I did all the things in Fargo. I got a bit of remaining Christmas shopping done, visited the most fantastic doctor a gal could want, and got a long-overdue haircut from my favorite hairdresser/business owner/awesome person, Becky. I had some time to see and hang out with my fabulous mom friends, and received God's mercy and forgiveness in the sacrament of confession. So yeah, a great day.
I stayed into the evening despite the prospect of freezing rain on the way home. My (former - tear) mom's group had their annual fundraiser, Advent by Candlelight, which is the best way to start advent, in my humble opinion. The decor, dessert, music and speaker all exceeded my expectations and I had so much fun. I was so glad I stayed for it!
The drive home wasn't the best, but I made better time than I expected and only had bad roads for about 10 miles, so I'm calling that a win, too. Thanks to my spouse and all my friends who helped me have a much-needed "me" day that I enjoyed immensely.