It was one of those "grey" days today. The skies were grey all day as it either drizzled or tried to snow. And, of course, the snow on the ground was dirty - not a pretty day at all - typical November I guess.
We had a nice weekend last weekend with Bill and Andrea coming up for the final race of the year. Unfortunately Jimmie Johnson won the championship (again- 5 times in a row) none of us wanted him to win - Andrea is a Carl Edwards fan, Rick was sort of rooting for Kevin Harvick and Bill and I are always for Jeff Gordon who has 4 championships to his name bus has done nothing noteworthy lately. I did read that Jeff is getting a new crew chief next year and hopefully that will help him win a few races before he retires.
Bill and Andrea are already talking about going to Daytona for the start of the 2012 season - they would like us to go, but I can't commit that far in advance.
I think this weekend we'll get some of our Christmas stuff out - I've got a few things out already, but haven't done the tree or any real decorating yet. One advantage of an artificial tree is being able to put it up early and enjoy it longer.
I can't say I've started any Christmas shopping yet - picked up a few small items - but it's time to make the effort. One advantage of my "job" is that I don't have to shop on the weekends, I can go anytime I darn well please......and yet, I still seem wind up at Wal-Mart on Saturday afternoon fighting the crowds.
Rick is debating whether or not to make his nuts and bolts this year. Everybody likes them (especially Jamie) but they are AWFUL for Rick cholesterol and they are one of those salty snacks that are very addictive. I told him to make a half batch, not eat ANY until Christmas and give a bunch of bottles away as gifts. yeah, that'll work!
Real estate is fairly quiet - typical for this time of year. I do have several deals closing over the next few weeks, which will carry me into the new year. Here's hoping we have a very busy 2011!!!!
Here's a picture of Nibbles in all her Christmas finery! How Christmasy is THAT!!!!