Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bring it on

I had a post pre-Thanksgiving all set to go.  And then I got sick.  And never sent it.  Now it is post Thanksgiving and obsolete.  So, here is our Thanksgiving synopsis:

The kids were off of school.
I got sick.  102.5 fever.  Steve got sick.  We let the kids watch a super ton of tv.
We went to the Crowne Plaza for Thanksgiving day lunch.  I ate 3 bites and felt like crap.
Steve stayed sick until Sunday until we had a terrible fight because I was being a baby.
We feel better, kids are back to school and life rolls on.
The end.

Somehow in the midst of hacking coughs, Vick's Vapo Rub and cough syrup, I managed to haul all of my Christmas crap down from the attic.  We re-arranged our downstairs furniture and transformed our house into a winter wonderland.  This is the first year since we've been married w/ kids/dog that we have had a full size tree.  We usually have a 3 ft table top tree in order to keep ornaments out of temptation's way of kid and canine. This year I feel like a real grown up. The kids and I have been super excited about this.  I'm not sure Steve has even noticed.

I allowed the kids to decorate the 3 ft tree that will now live in the guest bedroom. They used all of the additional, unused decorations to decorate their own little space and they did a great job.  They had a blast and I didn't have to keep saying, "Please don't put that there." Or "Don't hang all the ornaments in one big clump."  They did it however they wanted.  It was a win/win.

Now I only have 27 more days to answer the "Is it Christmas yet?" question.  Let the Christmas season begin.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


You probably thought the ten days without sugar killed me.  Nope.  I'm still here.  And knee deep in refined sugar.  In fact, I've been so busy pillaging my kids' Halloween candy, I couldn't be bothered to blog.  Sorry.  Making up for lost time.

Truth be told, life has been busy.  And my i phone continues to keep me from blogging.  Well, my i phone and three kids, volunteering 6 hours a week at their school, a nearly week long trip to Lexington, KY for a work conference, a lost tooth, riding a bike w/o training wheels (daughter, not me), my friend Susie's health, play dates, trick or treating, birthday parties, re-decorating our guest room, and other odds and ends.

I can't believe a week from today will be Thanksgiving.  And guess what we are doing to celebrate?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  I'm not even cooking.  Does that make me the worst mother/wife/American/person in the country?  I can live with that.  We are going to find a nice buffet at some hotel in town and let someone else cook.  I'm not a super huge fan of Thanksgiving dinner and I'm an even smaller fan of being the one who cooks it.  I like to think of it as creating jobs and doing my part to improve the economy.  Now THAT is the ture American spirit, right?