Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Turkey Day Week!!

Geez-o-pete has it been crazy in your life too? I have not been blogging regularly due to the non-stop running around that seems to be a part of the pre-holiday routine. So here I am. I have so much to share with you, mostly nonsense but I will share it anyway! My parents will be here tomorrow so I may not post again until later in the weekend. However I could post Thursday afternoon and show you a picture of my happily distorted bulging full belly just for laughs. That is assuming I am not in a Triptophan (sp!) induced coma at that point!

So the good news is that I will not have to wear shorts starting tomorrow!!! Yeehaw!!! It has been 80 stupid degrees all of November and I am tired of it. We have a cold front blowing in tomorrow, chance of snow Friday. I say...BRING IT!!!!! Blonde rascal and I are going to try this afternoon to find what remains of our dwindling wood supply which is buried in a mess of unruly weeds, and make a stack on the porch for the weekend. Now where is my red and black lumberjack flannel shirt....?

Blonde rascal and I made some treats for his class....

Are those cute Pilgrim hats or what? I got the idea from none other than fabulous creative mom Shabee Chick. Go check her, and all of her glorious ideas, out!

Speaking of cooking, thanks to this blog network I have so many new yummy recipes to try this year! We normally fry a turkey because it is SO dadgum, well easy first of all, moist and flavorful. But I am ready for a change so this year I am going to brine the turkey and roast it, check out Pioneer Woman she will show you how! I am also using her sweet potato recipe because sweet sugary delicious sweet p's at Thanksgiving make me SOOOOO happy! Then Weds. night when my parent's arrive, and it will hopefully be COLD AS HELL by then, I am making Shabee Chick's homemade chicken noodle soup! Have mercy check out that recipe, it has heavy cream in it! Somebody pinch me, I dreaming!!! AND then I am also making her Gingerbread cake which sounds out of this world. So at the end of this paragraph it would be appropriate to say that I am thankful for....my gym membership!

While I am speaking of being thankful, look who is feeling good again...

Yep, it is my buddy Val. Here he is doing his best to look irritated and aloof as is par for him, but he was really looking for some lovin'. He is the one who had the abscess under his chin and it turns out is diabetic. So now, insulin shots 2x a day and special diabetic kitty food, and our free kitten turned very expensive cat is feeling so much better! THAT makes me happy and thankful.

I finished the table runner for blonde rascal's teacher...well almost, I still am going to do some quilting around the star.



I was back at the Goodwill store. I still did not find any sterling silver tea sets or anything like some of you lucky ducks do, but look what I did find...

A storage drawer thingy! $10 and the sewing room is on its way to being crazy organized! Well sort of. I bought some shelves to put in the closet...


This will hopefully allow a little more efficient use of that space. I need to find plastic storage boxes that will fit perfectly on the shelves.

Here is the sewing room after the closet threw up!

Hopefully, sooner rather than later, I will be taking you on a tour of a wonderfully organized sewing room. Wish me luck!

I must go and continue to prepare for the festivities but first I'll share what I am thankful for! I am so thankful for my family and friends. I mean really isn't that what life is about? People to love, who love you in return and enjoying being with them. I am thankful for the health of our family. I am thankful for this country, flaws and all, where else would we have it so good? I am thankful that in this country I can freely worship God. I am thankful that my husband is employed and we have a comfortable house with food on the table. I am thankful that I have joy in my life. I am blessed.
So all of my bloggy friends I hope you enjoy your blessings this week and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

6 comments:

Meredith said...

You have a great holiday!! Loving your organization...it's inspiring. Maybe I'll get cracking in the new year!! Happy Thanksgiving Brooke!

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kristen lewis said...

Um, what is with the comment right above mine? Do you speak a foreign language fluently and are holding out on me?

I love your pilgrim hats! Too cute. Also, your table runner turned out beautifully. Blond rascal's teacher is going to LOVE it! Great job.

judi said...

I'm super thankful that I have a wonderful risk taking friend who gets me Wal-Mart brand Strawberry Crystal Light.

I hope your Turkey Day was just the best! I can't wait to see your sewing room....... when you're done I have one that soooo needs to be organized. I'm allergic to organization..... my eyes water and I bloat from it. No lie Quilty Chick!

Anonymous said...

I'm quite surprised you didn't mention, in your list of thanksgiving blessings, your brother in law. I hear he's extraordinary!

sharon said...

That wire drawer thingy you got at Goodwill is what my whole closet isi full of in my sewing room. I love those. It's so nice.You can see what's inside each drawer.
I hope you had a great turkey day with your family. I'm gonna check out some of those recipes you talked about.