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Alternative Turkey

Today my crazy side of the family has planned to celebrate Thanksgiving. There is a reasoning to our madness as my offspring was not able to join us on the actual day of turkey-murdering festivities. So, we postponed it and moved it out.

With a rough start to waking up the turkey chef (my mom), I must now go and fry up some bacon goodness for breakfast while my child sits over here cutting cheese looking at Instagram. :-/ Yep. I still lay claim to her. She knows she’s loved. 🙂

And with that, have a great Saturday!!!! I’ll add some more to this later. I know you want to read about the Parade of Lights!!!! Ciao for now!



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The Day of Turkey Is Upon Us – And I’m Thankful

So technically it is Thanksgiving. A day for being thankful for what we have been blessed with. I love the fact that it is basically a crazy family day, where the craziness begins the day before with pies baking and foods being prepped. In one quick moment, all of the time and cooking and cleaning and chopping and baking culminate into a grand feast after which we all happily attempt to remain awake. I find it quite difficult trying to stay awake. Sometimes you just have to undo that top button (or come prepared in sweat pants) and give in to the tryptophan.

This year, we are having our turkey day on Saturday. My sis has to work today, and my mom wasn’t feeling very well in order to start the baking. And me? Well, I decided to head to the office to get a few things done that I didn’t get to the day before. Yea! Work on my day off!!! The nice part of that was I got there after everyone left, so my music was cranked up, and I was singing away with no one to distract me!!! I really had nothing better to do, so being at the office wasn’t bad. 🙂

Basically today will be a day of movies and hanging out in my jammies and hopefully sleeping in since it’s currently 1:45 am. The cats are being idiots and running around right now though. Only when I am about to go to sleep they decide to wake up! Oh well. They’ll come sleep on me some point soon, and I will be thankful for that. So here goes the year’s thanks: I am thankful for my family, my close friends who are more family than some family, my daughter who is amazingly talented, smart and beautiful, my job and the people I work with, my car that hasn’t broken down on me yet despite needing a lot of work and tlc, my health because let’s face it, I’m still alive, and last but not least, I am thankful for all the experiences life has to offer, because without them, life wouldn’t be worth living.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!!


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Hanging Up The Lights

So I have totally not been in my car all weekend! Friday and Saturday I stayed at my mom’s. Tonight I am staying at my dad’s. Not that I mind staying in my car. The weather is perfect for it, but why pass up a floor/bed that’s offered to you? It is quite a bit more roomy. Just sayin. 😉

Friday was just a typical day at work, drove to mom’s, my sis made chicken alfredo for dinner, and we hung out and watched a movie. Standard dinner and a movie night at her house. Always love those! Saturday, well, it rained. All day! Blech! Typical lazy day. Didn’t do much really. Ended up going turkey day shopping and had to run some errands. No biggie. Spent some much needed quality time with my hairy kids. I think they miss me, and I know I miss them. I miss walking in the door after a day at work, and they would all come downstairs to greet me. I miss the little balls of fur all curled up around me when I went to bed at night. I don’t miss stepping on the random offerings of hairball and food puke, like cold, squishy land mines of nastiness. Gross! Even now I can feel it between my toes! Sorry. Moving on.

This morning was a good day for a brunch of bacon, fried eggs and toast. So delicious! Had a slight issue with the drain for the washing machine when I decided to do a load of laundry. Nothing like draining and then tossing buckets of water out the back door! Mom needs a new washer that doesn’t use 20+ gallons per load. Insanity!!! Whatever. I still got my clothes done!

After all that fun time, I headed up to my dad’s to assist with the putting up of Christmas lights. Almost got it done, but we were under severe time restrictions and didn’t get the last two strands. So close! My dad’s house has some very high eaves, and the roof angle is quite steep. I definitely tested my balancing skills on the ladders. I found two teeny tiny brown snakes that were probably hibernating and were disturbed by ladders and feet. They were so cute! So I picked them up to move them out of harms way. I am honestly worried if they are going to live. Seriously! My dad got to witness my oh-hell-no attitude with wasps flying by my face. Exactly! Oh hell no! No wasps by my head! Dad and I also got a shit ton of fiberglass in our arms. That makes the day pleasant. :-/

Anyway, so after all that, the church’ my dad goes to had an early turkey day dinner. It was pretty good! Ate a pretty good meal with a great group of people. 🙂

On that note, I am to bed! Good night and sweet dreams!



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