Posted : 12/6/2016 10:50:49 PM
Boy, it's been so long since I've logged in that I couldn't remember my password! I've been off-track for the past month due to the crazy election and then some major work deadlines, then Thanksgiving, and now the pressure of preparing for Christmas. It's no wonder I feel like I'm out of sorts. The only Christmas decorations I've pulled out are the hand towels in the bathroom and kitchen, and the placemats with dogs wearing Santa hats on them. I don't know if I'll get any more decorating done. I'm not feeling totally festive this year.
I have a lot to catch up on. First, it sounds like everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet. DH's mother is not well enough to leave her facility, or even go to the dining room there. She sleeps most of the time now, and even prefers going back to sleep if anyone tries to visit or talk with her for more than a few minutes. The neighbors we often spend holidays with were gone, so we went out to eat. We had a lovely meal and were back home by 3pm. It was nice to have a relaxing day when I had to work on Friday, but no leftovers to enjoy.
I remember the moose "gift competition" you told us about, Doug. I hope your wife's new project can join the ranks of Specialty Moose Gift!
Callie, the image of you spending all your time gaming is really funny. We older folks injure our hands and wrists from good ol' fashioned TYPING, as in documents, not gaming. I'm sorry about the splint. I've worn one when my wrist gives me problems, but they do help.
Kate, I had to laugh at your comment about the 87 cent coffee at DD. My mother couldn't care less about football (or any sport), and it used to surprise me when she'd say, "So your Patriots won this weekend." I assumed she knew from hearing it on the news (living in CT, that makes sense), but one day she said, "I know they win when I get my 87 cent coffee!" :-)
I had to go back and look for the photo of Ginger's new baby -- wow, is she adorable! I love that Garth and Trisha are named in honor of a famous couple! I can just imagine the fun they're having together.
Glenda, your recipe/cookbook idea is a great one. I know a few people who have recipes passed down from mothers and grandmothers, and I'm always envious of that. Both my grandmothers died without documenting their favorite dishes. DH has a few recipes his mother wrote down for him. It's funny to cook them now and see how unhealthy many of them are -- loaded with butter and sugar -- but that's what makes them taste so darn good!
We're getting our first freezing temperatures in over 300 days tomorrow. And they're saying some nasty freezing rain/sleet/snow on Thursday. It'll be a mess because they don't have the road care/prep other snowy areas have, and people don't drive appropriately in it. It's best to stay off the roads entirely. I love snow, but here it's usually a slushy, icy mess.