Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday Nov 26 Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly thankful for all that I have and for all the family and friends in my life.

I'm up early. Lots of cleaning and cooking to do. I made the dressing last night. That's the hardest part.

We have 3 movies to watch over the holidays. I have decided not to do the early Black Friday sales this year. I will get out later in the day. Nothing I really need that bad that I want to stand the early winter chill.

I wishing you all my friends a very happy day full of feasting, festivities, football and most of all love and laughter.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday November 20

I woke from a nightmare this morning. I dreamed that my purse, cell phone and car was stolen from me and I was wandering around a wooded parking lot somewhere in Palo Alto, CA. The police picked me up and held me. I could not prove who I was. I kept saying call my husband, but, I could not remember his cell phone number.
I now will make it a mission to memorize his cell number and maybe his work phone number too.
I am glad it is Friday. Another gray gloomy day, but, no snow.
Pizza movie night tonight. We have 2 movies, In the Name of the King and Home for the Holidays. This weekend includes final shopping for Thanksgiving and scrubbing of house to make ready for the festivities.
Best Friday wishes to all.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday November 19

Looking for lots of rain to begin this afternoon. Even with a mix of snow they say. Too warm I say. Will see.
I am slowly getting back into jewelry making. I took a break for a few months. I guess the creative juices were not flowing there for awhile.
I am a little of tired of politics right now. I'm beginning to think even the ones that are suppose to be on our side are really not and are only in it for their own financial gain and power enrichment. I know its always been there, but, when it gets so blatant it sickens me. But I also know if we don't stand up and fight, the evil ones win.
I'm still shocked that anyone would buy Sarah Palin's book, let alone stand in a line for hours to see her. Get serious, really? I don't get the message...Stupid, hate and bitterness sells? Again really? Why does Rush and his sheep want the country to fail? Well, Rush, I don't have millions, so I would love to see the country recover and prosper. That way I personally prosper. I'm tired of the hate and mean spiritness. I still believe in karma and random acts of kindness and beauty. Call me naive, but that's okay, I'll live here in my world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday November 18

I am feeling so good today. Way better than yesterday. Full of big plans for the holiday. Besides scrubbing the house from top to bottom, there is a little more shopping to do and menu planning.
I am going to make 2 of the turkey roasts. One baked the regular way with butter and sage and the other one will be with a orange zinfandel glaze. We always have cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts and whole berry cranberry sauce, rolls and ambrosia salad. I am still on the lookout for the cherry-cranberry sauce recipe and the dinner roll recipe that does not require yeast. For dessert I want to make a mincemeat pie. I've never attempted that before but both Michael and I like that kind. But I will make a cherry pie too, just in case the mincemeat doesn't turn out. So those are the plans so far. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday November 17

It's cold, gray and trying to rain outside. Just want to go home and put a fire in the fireplace and be lazy on the couch.

Last night we finally watched the movie Iron Man. Steve, you were right, it was a good movie. Tonight we are back to watching Dexter. We are on Season 3.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday November 15

It was a great weekend. Not much accomplished because it was so cold. Yesterday we had a fire in the fireplace and watched the latest Dexter disc.

We did get the remaining big air conditioner out of the dining room window removed and put in the garage. That will help keep the house warmer. We noticed cold air was whipping through it keeping most of the upstairs chilly. I guess winter is setting in early this year.

I've been planning my Thanksgiving meal this year. I'm still hoping we will eat at home and not go out. I still need to go to Albertson's and get the fresh turkey roast. I buy a turkey they de-bone and then roll into a roast. This way you get both the white meat, that Michael likes and the dark meat that I like. There has been rumblings about going to the casino again like last year. I hope not, but, we will see.

I ordered the first of the Yule gifts. Not much just a few things. Will order a few more this payday.

Hope everyone has a nice week ahead.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday November 13th

Had an apointment at lunchtime, but, made it back to the office before it started to snow. It is snowing but not sticking so far. Only have an hour to go before getting off work.

I'm thinking of making chili and cornbread for dinner. I might even stop and get a log for the fireplace. We will start watch Season 3 of Dexter tonight. I hope it is as good as Season 2.

Not much planned again for this weekend. More chores around the house. So boring I've become.

I hope where ever you are you are warm and content.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday November 8

With all the rain and wind most of our leaves around town are gone now. But I thought I would post one last autumn leaves picture.
We spent most of the day at home yesterday. I went through most of the paperwork that has been piling up on my desk. Last night we went out and bought "losing" Lotto tickets. We stopped in at Michael's friend Tim's house. He is renovating his entire house. He added an addition to the back of the house adding a master suite. So much work. It definitely convinced both of us to never even think about attempting anything so massive of a project. Our house is big enough for the 2 of us and the 2 dogs.
Today we are re-arranging the furniture for the holiday/fireplace season. This will include de-cluttering and sweeping and cleaning of floors. I do plan on baking some peanut butter cookies and some jewelry making. Maybe a quick outing to spend my $20.00 gift card at Kohls and buy some dog treats from Walmart.
I hope you all have an enjoyable Sunday.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday November 7

All in all it was a good week. I kept in budget, barely.

It was busy most of the week at work, but slowed down by end of week. Yesterday I took 1/2 a day off.

This weekend there are no big plans. Lots of projects around the house to work on. We still have 2 movies to watch, pot roast to cook, laundry to finish and a desk that needs clearing off.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday November 2

Was it ever busy today! Kept at it until it was time to go. I did leave 5 minutes early, but, I came in 1/2 hour early.

It's taco night here at the Spotted Moose. The movie tonight is Iron Man. It looked good from the previews. I hope I can stay awake for it.

Wishing everyone a nice evening and we will see what happens tomorrow.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday November 1

I simply can not believe it is November already. It seems like only a month ago it was the New year and I was making new year's resolutions. Well, I haven't gotten very far with them.

So now to look forward... This month a financial appointment where we will need to make decisions. Thanksgiving. We are still deciding to have dinner here at the house or go to the casino again. I want to do the dinner with all the trimmings here at home. But we will see how it all plays out.

Today is just a nice day at home. Catching up on laundry, shuffling through all the paperwork on my desk and baking some cookies for work and Michael's lunches for the week. I may even work on some bracelets and earrings if time allows.

Hope everyone has a nice Sunday.