Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Five

Another Friday...

Which of course means tomorrow is Saturday, the first day of December. Why is that special? Well, it means Christmas on the River, and the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Savannah.


Five Things to Look Forward to Tomorrow

1. Watching my daughter watch the parade
We took TFYO to Raleigh's Christmas Parade last year, it was pretty good. We stood outside the radio station where I worked, we had access to bathrooms and hot cocoa, and we were right at the beginning of the parade route. TFYO liked watching the bands. But this year, she gets to see all of the floats covered in Christmas lights. Plus, the parade runs down Broughton Street, which is already decorated for Christmas. It looks lovely, and she's already excited about it. I like seeing her excited by things, and she will surely be excited by this. The best part, watching her wave madly to Santa as he goes by in his lighted sleigh.

2. Watching my husband walk in the parade.

Ray gets to walk in the parade this year. He has a very recognizable hat (not the one to the left, that's a summer hat. The winter hat is black), it's kind of a running gag on the show actually. So, now I'm trying to figure out how to light up his fedora so he'll be more noticeable and in keeping with the "lighted" parade theme. I'm so proud of him, I could burst.

3. Bobby and Jamie Deen are the Grand Marshals

Ray actually got to interview them this morning on his show. It's the first time I've been a bit giddy over a show guest. Silly, isn't it? But it was a great interview (if I do say so), and they were a lot of fun. It's nice to see local celebrities who are also pleasant people be honoured this way. And it really is a big deal, apparently. The only bigger deal would to be Grand Marshal of our St. Patrick's Day parade, which is huge.

4. Getting to eat lots of bad-for-me food and not feeling guilty.

Being pregnant, I don't have to watch my calorie counts quite so much. So I can eat some decadent foods (fudge from Kilwins, anyone?) and not worry. And since it will be chilly, I'll need LOTS of calories to keep me sustained through that parade. Lots.

And the best for last...

5. Not having to work.

I somehow managed to get two Saturdays off in a row. Which is awesome, because we get to enjoy the festival down on River Street, and I can actually enjoy things without worrying about when I need to be at work, or who is watching TFYO. I get to spend the whole day with my family. Woo-hoo!

I don't know what y'all are doing tomorrow, but I bet it's fun. So, what do you have to look forward to tomorrow?


PixelPi said...

Kilwin's fudge? I'm dying here, since I just promised I would go on a diet and exercise.

And then you go and mention hot cocoa and Kilwin's fudge.

Enough of blogs. I'm heading for the fridge. And I'm glad there's no fudge in the house.

Have fun and take pix of the parade!

Mya said...

Hi Jen!
I've never tried Kilwin's fudge - but I bet it's tasty. I'm rather partial to Cornish clotted cream fudge - which is so sweet and buttery, I'm beginning to drool as I write! Have fun at the parade - it sounds brilliant. Tomorrow, I'm looking forward to Sprog opening the first window on his advent calendar - oooh the excitement!

Mya x

laurie said...

wow, that all sounds fun. including the fudge.

your husband is cute!

we're supposed to get a lot of snow here tomorrow, so doug and i are sneaking out tonight to the tree lot to get our tree. and tomorrow it will snow and we will decorate it and i will make cookies and we will probably eat them all so i will have to make more closer to christmas....

Diana said...

Well, we WERE going to drop Colin off at a birthday party and go out to dinner tomorrow night, but now there's a big-assed storm with freezing rain and sleet and all that that's to hit about noon and last until Sunday, so I'm guessig that not only are we not doing dinner but the poor birthday kid isn't getting his party, which sucks. Always risky having a party a-ways from town in the winter up north or having an outdoor wedding during storm season, isn't it?

Hope the parade is perfect!

my two cents said...

1. First thing I am looking forward to is that the heating repair man should be here at 8:00 a.m. to fix the furnace for the second time in a week. Ok, it's not that cold here, around 60, but still, we like to keep the house a little warmer than that.

2. Breakfast with a friend.

3. Getting out our little cardboard advent tree and putting the first ornament on.

4. Girl Scout meeting--wait, am I looking forwad to that?

5. The fifteen year old girl playing with her handbell choir at church in the evening.

6. I get an extra since GS doesn't really count - Not going to work! Getting the grocery shopping done, too.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Your day sounds terrific. How nice to be able to not work and really enjoy it. I'm only working for a few hours Sunday night so am pretty much in the same boat.

The big thing I'm looking forward to is that Gumby is in his first play at our Art Center today. I'm very excited, and hope this is something he wants to continue. I have a feeling it all hinges on how today goes.

Ray is quite the cutie patootie, isn't he??

And DAMN IT, could we stop with the fudge already???????? And the cookies, and the clotted cream, and and and....

Jill said...

I'm so jealous. One word about Bobby Deen.


mjd said...

All in all, that sounds like a wonderfully fabulous Saturday. Being in a parade is such great fun. People in parades and people watching parades always seem so jovial. A parade is usually a happy time for all. I hope that the waether was good for the parade.