I don't know if this happens to everyone, but at times being around my family is really overwhelming, and quite frankly, very depressing. It's a whole big mix of stuff we can talk about later (since right now I'm feeling overwhlemed by it). Instead, I shall leave you with this . . .
Archive for November, 2008
HEY! So, how's it going? Well, our Thanksgiving was great! We ate so much good food - we're still bloated like ticks!
I don't know about you, but I think I'll skip the whole shopping madness today. I know it's not Advent quite yet, but I thought this was appropriate for today.
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I thought this was worth passing on, it might be a good choice for your holiday charitable giving. From Popgadget:
. . . a great organization called the Adaptive Design Association, which uses inexpensive materials to make custom furniture for children with disabilities. The best thing about ADA is that they help children through smart design.
Like many non-profits in the current economic climate, the ADA is feeling the squeeze, as grant funding is drying up. This great organization is at risk of closing without the help of concerned people who believe in its mission. If you're curious to learn more about ADA, check their gallery of projects, and there is also a page for donations.
So today I will be busy cleaning (yuck) and baking pies. I had to get up early to make 4 packages of StoveTop Stuffing for David's work's potluck Thanksgiving dinner. (I'm not sure of the proper use of all those apostrophes - what is the possessive in that sentence? There's probably a better way to write it, sorry) Anyway, he was off with his crockpot full of boxed stuffing. For our dinner tomorrow he will make his homemade stuffing - a recipe from his Granny. We've already got the bread sitting out getting all dry and hard.
So, I'm thinking about things I'm thankful for - and believe me I have LOTS to be thankful for. Things I take for granted everyday. One of those things is my husband. He's just a really good guy and it's easy to get used to that and forget how lucky I am to have him in my life.
He's handsome and kind and generous and patient. (That patient thing really comes in handy for him since he lives with two female humans and one hyperactive female dog.) I've known my husband for twelve years now and I'm still surprised by his genuine goodness, for lack of a better word.
I have a weakness for tiny little toys and scenes so when I saw these cute cupcakes I just fell in love. How magical are these? I love, love, love the tinsel trees and the sparkly "snow" sugar. If you love them too go to Every Little Thing - she's having some giveaways, plus you can buy these and other cool baking stuff from her other site Bake It Pretty!
So many good ideas . . . so little time . . .
So, we survived Saturday. It was, as I expected, jam packed with other shoppers. Gabby and her friend went to the movies and then to the zoo on Saturday. She tells me that no one was at the zoo, (because they were all at Sam's Club open house sample tasting EXTRAVAGANZA). Next year I'm going to the zoo. [More]
Here are a few corny jokes you can tell around the Thanksgiving table - have a couple memorized to break the tension in that awkward silence right before the arguments start . . .
How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?
One, but you really have to squeeze him in!
What are unhappy cranberries called?
Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
What always comes at the end of Thangsgiving?
The letter G!
(I know, they are pretty bad aren't they?)