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Posted: November 25, 2015 in blog, cooking, Fall, ramblings, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
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We had an early Thanksgiving this year. Today I baked 2 pies and a ham, per the request of hubby and Oldest. Tomorrow I get to do a turkey, and all the trimmings. My mom thinks I am nuts. “It’s just the 5 of us!” she says, as I was loading a ham into the cart the other day. “I know, but you only live once,” I said.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I Will Be Good…

Posted: November 13, 2015 in blog, cooking, Fall, funny, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
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T-minus 12 days and counting.

I have 4 pies in my freezer that we bought at the beginning of the month. And I have to say, right now, they are calling my name. I could eat one and not think another thought about it. But I won’t. I will be good and wait those 12 long days to bite into those delicious, ooey, gooey, yummy treats.

I will be good…

I will be good…

I will be good…

I need a snack!

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted: November 27, 2014 in blog, family, kids, Thanksgiving
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Sitting here on this Thanksgiving Day, smells of the turkey roasting, coming from the kitchen. Bringing back memories of going to Grandmas house and eating till you couldn’t eat anymore.

I turned on the parades this morning. Little L really enjoyed seeing the floats. She waved at the screen as they went by and danced as the music played. Oldest is more interested in them now because of the performers. The last few songs were actually Christmas songs so that got me in a more festive mood.

My hubby brought in the Christmas tree.  He thought I was ready to put it up. I have never decorated this early. I always wait till December gets here but maybe this weekend I will start.

Right now, L is taking her nap, oldest in her room doing what tweens do, hubby made it out to his gagrage….they are all waiting on me to finish cooking. So I best get my fanny in gear.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh the holiday season is upon us. I absolutely love this time of year! Always have and hopefully always will. Here are a few things that I enjoy from the start to the end. For one, the food, come on, you got to love. the. food. One year we did ham for Thanksgiving, then Christmas we had turkey. I think I like it the other way around. The way it is supposed to be. My oldest asked me if we were having ham for Thanksgiving. Nope, I want to do turkey again. Can we please have ham for Christmas? Why yes child, yes, we shall have ham. Last year, Little L couldn’t eat alot. She tried out the mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes and had a little bit of cream from one of the pies. She is a lover of her momma’s mashed taters now. No box of instant for this family, nope they have to be real potatoes, or my hubby won’t eat them. She is not too fond of sweet potatoes tho. She loved them when she was trying out new food, but now, can’t get her to touch them. Oh well, will try again here soon enough. I never could get Oldest to eat them once she got on to solid food. I just don’t know why. She is and always has been way too picky about her food.

Stores are filled with pretties! I love to walk the isles of the stores and eww and awww over all the goodies they bring in. Oldest and I play around with the hats and take pictures. We have a good time being silly. I also say I want practically everything they have. I love decorations. I have crates and crates of ornaments that I have collected over the years.

Christmas Crafts. We love doing crafts around the holidays. Oldest and I went to Michael’s craft store the other day andย  picked out some foam craft projects for Christmas. They were having really good sales so we had to do it. Only bought 2, may go back and get another. We started on one last night after Little L went to bed. We both can’t wait till she is older and can play with us. Right now, we would be missing pieces and she would be trying to eat them, if we let her participate. Two years ago, I found a Nativity Scene in Kmart that you had to paint. We had a blast working on it together. Love those memories!

Decorating the house. My hubby hates when I say pull all the crates out. He will do it though, because 1. He knows I will keep bugging him until he does and 2. He knows how much I love to decorate. The only bad part is that this year, I won’t be able to put as much out as I have in the past. Little L will not leave things alone. She is pretty tall and if she wants it, she will find a way to get it. I have a sofa table that sits empty now thanks to her long reach. Where am I going to put my Nativity Scene??

Putting up the tree. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽถOH Christmas tree oh Christmas tree…๐ŸŽถ We have a 7ft. artificial that was given too us by a lady I used to work with. This will make its 4th Christmas with us. It is huge and already has the lights on it. I told oldest that we may not put any ornaments on it this year, since L still puts things in her mouth. She was a bit disappointed but understood. Oldest was really good around the tree when she was that age, so L might surprise me… nah…

Christmas music. Yes, I love Christmas music. I have heard all the moans and groans when they start to play it, but it just gets you in the mood of being jolly and festive. When I worked, a lot of the employees would fuss when the radio station went to holiday music. Not me, I looked forward to it. Even last night, when we were doing our family time, oldest and I were singing Christmas songs to Little L. Daddy joined in and even L started singing.

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Driving around the neighborhoods looking at the lights. I love doing this, everything is so pretty and lit up. Some people go all out and some keep it nice and simple. Either way, I love the show.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great start to this holiday season! ๐Ÿ— โ›„ย  ๐ŸŽ… ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ€

I have been reading a lot, on blog posts and even on Facebook how it is unfair for people to have to work on Thanksgiving. While I do agree with this concept, it is just inevitable. There has to be some businesses opened on that holiday. If you are one of the lucky ones that have a nice cushy desk job and your office is closed that day, then yeah for you. But the ones that don’t, like working retail, well that is a whole other story. I know, most are just opened to make money and yada yada yada. But some people just won’t stay home that day. They think that they are getting super great deals if they shop early. But what really gets me is that people act like it is something new. That they just thought of it this year.ย ย  I have worked in retail a good portion of my life. One year, working at Kmart they scheduled me for the 11 a.m.-8 p.m. shift on Thanksgiving day. That was a major sale day and everyone had to work unless it was the fulltime employees regular day off. This was years ago, back in the 90’s.ย  Luckily it was only my husband and I at the time. He picked me up from work and we went over to Shoney’s restaurant and got their Thanksgiving dinner to go and went home. I think I was actually off the next day so it wasn’t horrible, but that store was crazy packed.

Later on, when I worked at Walmart, I had to work every holiday there was. Well, except Christmas. That was one that good ole wally world is closed on. But the good thing is whoever worked got holiday pay. That was an incentive to go in right there. The first 2 years I worked 2nd shift, so my whole afternoon and evening was spent there. Thanksgiving would be crazy the morning of. I actually workedย  at a Walmart grocery store. They are pretty popular on the west coast. On Thanksgiving morning, everyone that forgot the last minute stuffing or “I need another pumpkin pie” was in that store.ย  All the customers would just think it was awful that we had to work that day too. I thought it was the funniest thing when they would say it. Good thing someone was opened, I would think. Wouldn’t want you to go without your cranberry sauce that cousin Sally is going to bring, but she always forgets. By afternoon tho, it would die down to where we would be twiddling our thumbs and asking the managers if we could go home. The last Thanksgiving I worked I got to leave a whole hour early. BAM!

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So being away from your family on any holiday is quite suckish no matter what. But I always looked at it this way,ย  I am thankful for atleast having a job, and the holiday pay just makes it a little bit easier to endure. ๐Ÿ™‚

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