Monday, November 24, 2008


Yes, Deb, I've neglected my blog. Sorry. :o) LOL

I was busy enjoying my husband all week! We stayed home mostly, and it was splendid. We're always so busy, and he's always off doing things, so it was a wonderful change. We went ice skating, painted our bedroom green, did some shopping, had some meals together at home, went on a date on Saturday night, and watched some movies. I love him so much, and really needed that time together. :o)

Have y'all seen PS I Love You yet? It's a movie with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Oh my goodness, if you haven't seen it, do. I cried like a baby all the way through, but it was a beautiful movie. Just have some tissues ready.

Thanksgiving this year will be at my mom's house, after much discussion amongst the family. We have two families that moved here this year to add to the guests, and I'm looking forward to it, quirks and all. I've got it easy, I'm making the cranberry sauce. My mother doesn't trust me to be able to cook yet, I think, but that's alright. Chloe almost always goes to Mark's house on Thanksgiving, but I think this year I'm keeping her. I just don't see any reason for him to have her on holidays.

I'm totally ready for Christmas. I have all my cards made - just need a family photo and I can mail them all out. I can't wait till we have our Christmas lights up, and the tree and all the decorations. I can't wait to bake dozens of cookies. I love Christmas. So many wonderful holiday traditions and memories.

I'm not, however, enjoying Christmas knitting. I should have started preparing for this back in, what, August? But no, I'm just starting. I'm not really making too much... I finished a hat for Ashley (actually, that's for her birthday, also in December) and I'm making a scarf for Tori (her kid, Chloe's friend) for Christmas. Two cousins that just moved here asked for socks, so we'll see if I can get them done. I'm kind of burned out on knitting (amazing!) and just haven't been in the mood to do it much lately.

Miss Cora got a fat lip yesterday. Somehow or another, she smacked her face on the floor and her tooth punctured her lip. There was blood, which made me a little panicky. I just always hear horror stories about teeth going all the way through lips, and stitches and such, and I really didn't want that to happen! But she's fine, her lip is just a little puffy. She's still not walking all the time yet, I think crawling is too fast for her to give it up. I'm not worried though - walking scares me. LOL

I think I'm gonna close here. I need to get showered and start mopping the floors before the girls get up. It's back to our regular routine today, and that's always hard after a week off. I better get crackin'.


Dyan said...

I feel stressed about this time too! We are hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year! I love having my family over, but sometimes it is just stressful! I need to finish my Christmas cards! I also need to get a family photo done too! I feel you girl! Breath and enjoy the holidays! It is my favorite time of year too! I just love the decorations and the lights, well everything about it! Take it easy!

Deb said...

I'm glad that you and Andrew had some quality time together! That is wonderful, and from your description, it sounds like you had an amazing time. I'm so happy for you.

Hope Cora's lip heals quickly... that must have been so scary...

We are going to finish our Christmas cards on Friday... hopefully. That's also when Don will put up our lights outside...

Anyway, have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family! *muah*

Dani said...

You already know how much I love this time of year! Our Christmas tree has already been up for two weeks :oX ...just lights though, no ormanments. I'm going to let the girls help me put ornaments on this week, probably tomorrow. I want to put lights outside, but I need to find a thing to turn a light socket into an outlet first.

Our Christmas cards are usually photocards...with a picture of the kids. Hopefully I'm able to get a decent picture of all least I know Owen will cooperate, he'll just lay there like a lump. :o)

I hope you do keep Chloe for Thanksgiving!! She's a fun age for all of the holidays now!