Friday, November 28, 2008

Deck the HALLS!!!

Yay! Thanksgiving is over. The turkey was killed, er, cooked! The potatoes mashed, the stuffing stuffed (into mouths) the pie is GONE!

So, now what? DECK THE HALLS BABY! Yeah!

We worked so hard all morning on our tree. We were all up at 7, drinking cocoa and decorating this beautiful tree you see in my landing. We even sang some beautiful Christmas Carols and held hands.


That is not my tree and we didn't wake up at 7. Well, I was up at 6:08 because I heard the garbage man somewhere and my can was overflowing and not by the curb... So I had to run out in the rain with no shoes on and get it there...


It's ok. The garbage was collected and my socks were soaked. But, I did go back to bed and sleep 'til 10! Woo Hoo!

So, now what?


Now, where are my kids?!?

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving to all! I am truly thankful for everyone in my life. Everone plays a role, and everyone has taught me something.

So, with that sappiness out of the way, let's listen to Maxine:

Not for long though. I'm being a good girl! Back to 3 miles a day tomorrow.

Mom, WHERE ARE YOU?! Stuffing out of the box is just NOT the same. I miss you mommy!!

This is what I have tried to become at my family gatherings by making pies with the frozen "ready-made" crusts. Seems to have worked. Jenn (a.k.a. Brown-noser) made all the desserts this year... HA HA!

This one was just too funny to pass up. But, truth can sting sometimes...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pie, pie pie

Put 'em up, ugly!

Yo ho! It's Thanksgiving Eve, and we are all just relaxing, thanks to the day off!

First order of business? Pies. Lots and lots of pies. So far, I have 2 made and 2 on hold 'cuz someone put the ready-made pie crusts in the freezer. Hey, I'm not Betty Crocker. Sorry. I have not had any complaints on my store-bought pie crusts so far...

On MY pie menu:

Pumpkin of course, it's a staple.

Coconut cream. Mmmmmm.

Chocolate Cream. It's so easy!

My sister made a lemon meringue.

My neighbor is making apple pies from her fresh apples.

I want to know what other kind of pies we are all serving this year. Or is it the same I have listed?
Who's watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

ALSO! Who's got the money & patience to shop Black Friday?!? I am curious!
YUM...I am drooling here....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turkey Jokes

What's the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
The tur-KEY.

Why do turkeys go "gobble, gobble"? .
Because they haven't learned good table manners.

What do turkeys like to eat on Thanksgiving?
Nothing, they're already stuffed.

Why did the turkey eat his meal so quickly?
Because he was a gobbler.

How do you make a turkey float?
Get two scoops of ice cream, add some rootbeer and a turkey.

Why did the turkey join a band?
He had the drumsticks.

Why couldn't the turkey go to church?
He used "fowl" language!

What did the little turkey say to the big turkey ?
"Peck" on someone your own size!

What do turkeys use to clean themselves ?
They use "feather dusters"!

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken's day off !

Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building?
Yes - a building can't jump at all.

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play.

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Arthur who?
Arthur any leftovers?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

For Krista, Jared and Tommy

The other night, as we were Thanksgiving shopping, I ran into one of my all-time favorite people: Krista. Well, as an added bonus, her hubby, Jared, was with her.

We chatted for a while, and then she gave Tyler money to buy Pringles. LOL!

Krista & Jared, you are all I have heard about since!

Tyler: " I love Krista. She is so pretty."

Tyler: "Jared is so cool. I love the way he talks. I want to talk like that when I get big."
Tyler to everyone he meets: "G'day mate!" or "Hello Mate!"
Tyler eating Pringles: "I love Krista. She is so nice!"

So, to Krista and Jared, Tyler adores you. Jared, he wants to be like you. Krista, he loves you. Krista, YOU are beautiful. You look incredible and deserve all your happiness!

This post is to Krista, Jared and Tommy. Tommy is my bro. Tommy acts so much younger than his 27 years. (In a good way.) That could be in part because he is dating a younger girl. This works for several reasons:

  1. She is hip to what is happening in the world.
  2. She picks out cool Christmas presents. lol
  3. She still believes the world is good.
  4. She keeps my brother happy.
Ok, stop right there. Reread #4. She keeps my brother happy. That's the most important one. Who is this mystery girl? Her name is Natalia. Natalia is cute, sweet, kind, generous, and just a 'lil bit naughty. In the good way, like telling funny jokes and not being offended by mine. Natalia rides horses and is dang good at it.

Natalia and her horse, Hail. Hail is from New Zealand. Cool huh?

Tommy, thank you for teaching me to use predictive text. It saves so much time. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Hey, Mom, wanna learn to text?


Tommy and Mom...


This is the coolest dog ever!