We actually had a decent sunset tonight (although because it is getting dark just after 4, I'm not home for sunset very often anymore).
Our town had their Christmas market today (from 2pm - 8pm). It's a really small Christmas market, but it is still fun to browse. I walked down with my neighbors about 4pm.
Well, darn. It sure is hard to believe that tomorrow is December. Where has this year gone? And where has November gone? I've done pretty good keeping up with a daily "Thankfulness" post on my Facebook account (although today I had to post for today and the last 2 days).
This morning I slept in (I *love* sleeping in... that is MY favorite activity to do on weekends!). I left around lunchtime (after taking the dogs for a short walk) and went to the Pet Store. That set me back almost 80 euros! I got a bag of dog food (Large bag), 2 bags of their favorite treats and then two smaller bags of treats for the. I also got new batteries for their light collars. (So they can be seen in the dark). Oh yea... and I spent 10 euros for a pair of hand-knit socks and the proceeds go to support the local animal shelter.
From the Pet Store, I headed down to the Real (pronounced RE-al) store. I was hoping they had their Christmas trees out, but they didn't. I spent something like 65 euro there though. I got some Soda, some food (i.e. milk and butter) and some other stuff, I also got some Christmas decorations. I was trying to find some "Garland" for my Christmas tree, but they want SO much for so little garland that I ended up getting some tinsel again this year.
After leaving the Real store, I headed to the Hornbach store (but forgot to take some little lightbulbs that I need to replace) and they had Christmas trees there. I got a really nice one for about 28 euros. I picked up a couple other small things and left there about 40 euros poorer. So...it's been an expensive shopping day for me!
My neighbors mentioned they wanted to walk down to the Christmas market in town, so we did. I just bought some German cookies. It was a good walk down and back (and helped me get to 10,000 steps today!). My neighbors were having their Thanksgiving meal today and invited me to come join them. It was a wonderful delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal. NUM NUM! After dinner we played a game (Guessturist?) it was a lot like Pantomine. Amazing, David (the Dad) did the best. I think I did the worst... but then they know each other and I think it is easier to play with people who you know their mannerisms. Then we had some Apple pie ala mode! NUM!
Now it's after 10pm, I'd better sign off and think about heading to bed. I'll have a busy day tomorrow... getting my Christmas tree set up! I'll post pictures tomorrow night.