I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.
JT really made a strong effort to make my Thanksgiving great… and I’m thankful for that.
I’m thankful for my life, my sanity, my children, JT, my family, my friends, a roof over my head, my job and my cat.
We didn’t get to go to the Turkey Day football game and I wasn’t sad about that because a couple days ago I was pretty sure that the plan probably wouldn’t go down accordingly. I later found out from my best friend Tiffany that Webster beat Kirkwood (my alma mater) by one point. I would have truly been pissed if I were at that game. Especially because it was a home game.
We did get to go to both families’ homes for the festivities. On the other hand neither family was finished cooking when arrived. I wasn’t upset but my stomach sure was hungry. And when I’m hungry I get stupid. So the little things like feeding the children and everything else, became much more difficult than what it should have. When William bit my finger by accident while munching on turkey, I pretty much gave up. Later… we ate at my mom’s house and then I finally had a moment to eat, I had been waiting all day to sink my teeth into a Thanksgiving feast… and I was hardly hungry at all. This always happens. Every time I delay eating to later eat a big meal, i.e. holidays and outings at buffets, my stomach pulls this trickery on me. On the bright side of things, the day still went very well and we have LOTS of leftovers in the fridge now.
William and Keisha are nearly over their colds. I’ve found that best remedy has been keeping them hydrated with lots of juice and water. William has two molars and one incisor coming in. This will make a total of eleven teeth… Keisha still has eight, but I’m sure she’ll have more soon.
1. Do you enjoy the cold weather and snow for the holidays?
No I absolutely hate cold weather, snow and ice. Since I do not have a car, I cannot stand waiting on the bus in the cold and standing in the snow and trying to walk on ice. Not fun at all.
2. What is your ideal holiday celebration? How, where, with whom would you celebrate to make things perfect?
My ideal holiday celebration would include my immediate family; Mama, Daddy, Dot, JT, my brother, Papa (grandfather), Bom (grandmother) and Big Bom (great grandmother). Unfortunately that cannot happen, but you did ask for IDEAL holiday celebration.
3. Do you do have any holiday traditions?
We put up a Christmas tree every year. I must have tinsel and at least one strand of blinking lights or I have a fit. On Christmas Eve, we exchange one or two gifts… but one Christmas Eve, my brother and I went crazy and opened all of the “good” presents and on Christmas Day there was nothing really left to open… maybe a pair of socks and underwear here and there lolol
4. Do you do anything to help the needy?
I donote money to the CFC Campaign every pay period.
5. What one gift would you like for yourself?
Have a great weekend!!
Another meme, that I found through Tasha’s site…
Thanksgiving was a very lovely day for JT and I…
Last Wednesday night, I boiled the sweet potatoes, cut up the red, yellow and green peppers, green onions, carrots and cucumbers then placed them in a plastic container with Mrs. Dash and about two tablespoons of red wine. I let the vegetables marinate over night *yummy* I also baked the corn bread and cut up green onions and celery for the stuffing. I let JT cut up the yellow onions because I just cannot tolerate my eyes watering the entire time while cutting them. I realized I should have started all of this as soon as I got home that evening, instead of chatting online and doing other random stuff. So around 2am, I started getting REALLY tired. Meanwhile JT was preparing the turkey and defrosting the chicken wings. We both fell out at 3:30am… next thing I know it is 6ish and JT is making me get up. I am grumpy than a mug when I am awaken out of my sleep like that. Thankfully, JT is used to it and he was mighty patient with me while I struggled for about 15 minutes to wake up lol…
When I (somewhat) got my mind set together, I began preparing the stuffing. I dazed off several times as I crumbed the soft cornbread in my hands… then I poured the chicken broth, cut up celery and onions in and sprinkled a bunch of sage on the mix. JT and I sampled the results to make sure I had enough of everything… something was missing… SUGAR. I sprinkled some sugar in… I began to panic because I did not have enough aluminum baking pans (or so I thought at the time). I dug around for anything that would work and I found a bunch of new eight inch cake pans, and I had just enough for my sweet potatoes and stuffing which both used three cake pans. Stuffing and yams in a cake pan… ghetto I know, but hey it worked. While baking the stuffing, I began to clean up the apartment since Mama was coming over later. Then JT and I took turns, while I cooked, he cleaned and vice versa.
I would so like to say that I have been mad busy working on my homework, a new layout, my other site(s) *looks around* and other miscellaneous projects around home… but that would like be a big fat lie. Over the weekend, I did not do much be get reacquainted with one of my all-time favorite PC games, The Sims. This game is highly addictive… so addictive that when it first came out I was playing it hours at a time. Things got so bad that I finally came out of denial, uninstalled it and did not play it for about three years. LOL do not laugh at me, laugh with me. Fast forward three years later… remember when I was talking about my five hour rendezvous in Best Buy? Well one of the things that I bought*giggles @ JT* was The Sims Double Deluxe. It was on sale for $24.99!! I could not pass up such a deal…