Monday, November 30, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - November 30, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook
November 30, 2009

Outside my window today it was sunshiny one minute and cloudy the next. I think this afternoon I saw flurries but they came and went so fast that I am not sure.

I am thankful
to my husband's doctor. We went in today to see the doctor. My husband has been having some age related issues and I was getting quite concerned. He was given a new medication and taken off of another one. The doctor didn't seem as concerned as I was by some of the problems, I am hoping that is a good thing. But all in all I feel relief. At least someone now knows what is going on with my husband.

I am thinking that I am glad Christmas is still 3 weeks away. I am behind schedule. I have not baked anything. I have not put up one decoration. BUT I am all through shopping. So maybe it's not all bed.

I am wearing navy blue velvet lounge pants, lilac colored sweatshirt, socks and slippers. Comfy clothes.

I am remembering that I didn't set anything out to wear tomorrow and my husband is already in bed. Oh dear.

I am going to get my haircut and my eyebrows waxed tomorrow. After that I am picking up two Christmas hams and then off to Wal-Mart.

I am currently reading
don't is called "Rush to Judgment" by Mark Lane. It is a book about the Warren Commission. Mark Lane maintains that they didn't take into account all of the relevant facts in deciding about the assassination of President Kennedy. I am not a conspiracy theorist but this topic has always fascinated me as have the Kennedy family.

I am hoping of a white Christmas, no wait that's dreaming, hmmm hoping? Nope, I am hoping for a white Christmas. Just a little dusting is all. No big blizzard, not even 2 inches, just enough to make the woods look beautiful.

On my mind
is my husband. I guess because he was just at the doctor and I keep going over the appointment in my mind. By tomorrow morning when he wakes up he won't have a memory of the appointment. He takes such heavy tranquilizers to get out of the house that they often leave him without a clue. I wish it were different for him. It is nice to him softly snoring though. He has had so many sleep issues lately that even a drug induced sleep is better than none.

I am learning that there are so many blogs available and not enough time to read them all. I got into blogging as a way to satisfy a creative urge in me. I have since discovered a whole new universe.

I am noticing that
eating dinner alone is not as much fun as eating with my companion. He was sleeping at dinner time. I have his keeping warm in the oven but think I should take it out and put it away. There was wasn't any conversation over my food,no comments on what was on TV, no laughter, and no one to thank me for a good meal.

I am pondering these words from Psalm 150... Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

From the kitchen came baked chicken, dressing, and green beans for dinner. My husband is eating his now.

Around the house is the smell of baked chicken because his just came out of the oven.

One of my favorite things
is talking on the phone to friends I don't get to see very often.

From my picture journal this was taken last year. I had to take it through the screen that is why it looks out of focus. It is two pilliated woodpeckers.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Six Word Saturday - November 28, 2009

Six Word Saturday
November 28, 2009

Almost all the Christmas shopping finished.

Yep, I have 2 more things to pick up. But I have not wrapped anything. And I have not done any baking. And I have not shopped for any of the food. And I don't have any decorations up. I feel like I am behind.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday's Fave Five November 27, 2009

Friday's Fave Five
November 27, 2009

1. A freshly made bed. I love getting into the bed at might when I have just changed the sheets that day. Something about them being all crisp and in perfect place is really very satisfying to me.

2. Warm socks right out of the dryer. I like to put on socks as I fold them. I only do this in the winter. When the socks are still warm they make my whole body be warm.

3. Good books from the used book store. I think sometimes that I keep the used book store in business. On the way to the bookstore to turn in books for trade credit, I think to my self that I will not buy any that day. I have yet to live up to that vow. I always come home with more than I brought in.

4. Getting ready to decorate the house for Christmas. I get giddy just from the anticipation of this activity.

5. My cats when they sleep on me at night. One sleeps on my hip and the other sleeps on my feet. I don't have to ad extra blankets because of them or turn up the heat at night.

Friday Fill Ins - November 27, 2009

Friday Fill Ins
November 27, 2009

1. Wait! Wait, don't forget to give thanks.

2. Winter is followed at once by SPRING!!

3. The trouble is my husband is a big tease.

4. The North Pole is many miles away.

5. With a faint pop the champagne was opened.

6. Nightmares are shadowy and ominous.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being online and reading all the blogs, tomorrow my plans include setting up the Christmas village and Sunday, I want to give more thanks and set up the Christmas tree!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2nd cup of coffee - Random Dozen 11/23/09

2nd cup of coffee
Random dozen 11/23/09

1. Are you sticking to traditional Thanksgiving foods this year, or are you being culinarily adventurous?
We were going to have a chicken dinner, but after talking it over we decided to go with burritos. We will also have rice and re-fried beans. I will make a pie though because I have to.

2.Tell me something concrete that you're thankful for. (Something you can literally touch, see, etc., not a concept like "hope.")

I am thankful for my family and oh geez what a pat answer. Of course I am thankful for my family and friends and health and blah blah blah. But truthfully if you want a concrete answer I am thankful for my cats. They make me laugh even when I am crying. They comfort me when I cry. They keep me warm on cold winter nights. They play like kittens but both a getting old. They are cheap entertainment and I love them.

3. You knew the flip side was coming: Share about something intangible that you're thankful for.
I am thankful to live in a country where we are allowed to have different opinions and to be able to share those opinions with one another. I can't imagine living in fear of having the wrong opinion.

4. Share one vivid Thanksgiving memory. It doesn't have to be deep or meaningful, just something that remains etched in your memory.

I remember one Thanksgiving as a kid there was a lot of snow on the ground. My brother and I pleaded with mom to let us go sledding before the company came for dinner. She let us go but told us not to get wet. How does one go about sledding without getting wet? We got home and not just our outside things were wet but we were wet down to our undies. I don't remember what happened then. I don't even know why this one sticks in my mind but it does.

5. What is one thing that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt is going to happen this Thanksgiving because it always does, year after year?
The Christmas movies make a come back!! YEA! It is the special day of the year I get to drag the movies out and start the Christmas movie marathon. Yea! I like Christmas movies. Yea!

6. Do your pets get any left-overs?
Not in a million years. They don't like people food. Unless it is tuna.

7. Does your family pray before the big meal? If so, do you join hands while seated, stand, repeat a formal prayer or offer a spontaneous prayer? Who does the praying?
I pray to myself. My husband is not a believer. I first pray a formal prayer then I pray a few words of my own thanks.

8. Will you be watching football in the afternoon? If not, what will you be doing?

No football in this house. We will be watching Christmas movies. (See #5)

9. There are two distinct camps of people on this issue: How do you feel about oysters in the dressing/stuffing?
Not in any stuffing I make. It won't happen no way no how. Never.

10. Do you consider yourself informed about the first Thanksgiving?
The basics. I know that the Pilgrims shared with the Indians (or is that folklore?) because the Indians showed them how to plant. I know that the Pilgrims didn't cook or do work from Friday until Monday because of their religious beliefs.

11. Which variety of pie will you be enjoying?
I am going to make an apple pie and home made cinnamon ice cream.

12. Do you feel for the turkey??
Nope, I am a meat eater.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - Week of Thanksgiving 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook
Week of Thanksgiving 2009

The time now is 8:35 central time. I decided to start adding the time so as not to confuse anyone who might read mine. I am never on the computer during the day, so for me the Daybook really is a night book.

1. Outside my window it was raining all day today. Very Non-November like.

2. I am thinking about Thanksgiving day without turkey and all the fixings. We decided to not do a big deal dinner this year because it is just the two of us. We will have a chicken but not all the fuss. I am also trying to figure out how to buy the microwave Wal-Mart will have on sale come Friday.

3. I am thankful for good friends. Friends that even when they are sicker than sick call to see how you are feeling.

4. I am wearing pink plaid pajamas. I have socks and slippers on my feet. The floor is cold tonight. I also have a shawl around my shoulders.

5. I am remembering the day after sales of past years. My mom and I always took the day off from work to hit the stores in downtown Minneapolis. We would have lunch at Dayton's and go through the auditorium display. We often even got our hair down while downtown. We did most of our Christmas shopping that day. It is a very special memory to me.

6. I am going to finish cleaning the house tomorrow (I hope), so that I can start to decorate for Christmas.

7. I am reading four books right now. I can't seem to settle down to any one.

8. I am hoping to make a list of things that I want to bake for Christmas. Right now I would like to bake everything in my cookbooks so I need to narrow it down a bit.

9. On my mind today is my brother and his wife. Like many other people they are having financial problems. Most of their problems because they have had physical problems this last year. He started a new job but I am worried that it ended before it really had a chance. My brother tends to have be hot headed. So I worry. But at the same time I know, even if they don't, that God will meet their needs and hold them in the palm of His hand.

10. I am learning to ignore and let go of things that used to bother me. It is hard thing to learn.

11. I am noticing that it does not look like Thanksgiving around here. We usually at least have a little bit of snow on the ground. I am praying that we don't have a muddy Christmas, which we will have if it doesn't quit raining.

12. I am pondering these words: (in part) The St. Francis Prayer...Lord, let me be an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love.
ANd so on.

13. From the kitchen: tomorrow we will have a pork roast with potatoes, green beans and rice for dinner.

14. Around the house the cats are playing tag. I think they just like to slide through the kitchen on the floor and then run into the living room onto the carpet. They take turns on who is it. Silly guys.

15. One of my favorite things is having those silly guys on my lap and feeling their warmth and listening to their purrs.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday's Fave Five November 21, 2009

Friday's Fave Five
November 21, 2009

1. Warm flannel jammies on a cold autumn night. I was so cold the other night that I had to put on the flannels. They were so cozy and warm that I went right to sleep when I got into bed.

2 Bald Eagles in my woods. The other day when I drove into my yard I heard the squawking of the carrion birds. The woods is full of them at this time of year. With all the birds that I see I have never seem not even one bald eagle let alone two. That day there were to of these majestic birds flying around my woods. But of course by the time I got back out with the camera they were gone.

3. Shopping online. I am almost done with my gift shopping. I have done all of it online. This is such a saver for me. I live 22 miles from town, 40 miles from the closest discount store, and 95 miles from the closest mall. I love the internet.

4. Good friends. Good friends that can make you laugh even when you aren't feeling well are the best kind. It is even better when you can make that same sick friend laugh. And even better yet when both of you are sick and you can laugh together.

5. This is harder than I thought. I know that there are other things I like this week, but I am drawing a blank. Maybe for next week I will make a list.

Friday Fill Ins November 21, 2009

Food 4 Thought
Friday November 21, 2009


My favorite Thanksgiving feast food is the dressing for those of us in the north, or stuffing for those in the south. Thanksgiving and turkey would not be the same without it.


What I am most grateful for at this moment is
a full tummy. I was so hungry before dinner.


What will be different about this Thanksgiving is
that we are not having a turkey ( I know...gasp). But it is just my husband and I and he doesn't like turkey so I am making a chicken.

Midnight Snack

Where I am spending Thanksgiving is
at home. I am preparing the whole meal.

Recipe for the Week

Store clerks seem unusually cranky this year. I am determined to give them a smile and a thank you no matter how rude they might be. Maybe my kindness will bring a change in them that they can pass on. I guess this is more for the entire season and not just this week.

1. We need to focus on loving each other.

2. An old memory from my past just popped up and it made me laugh out loud.

3. If you want to be loved, then give love.

4. I love Thanksgiving because it is a time for family. And because of the next day sales.

5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think that it is an unfair tax. Legal taxes are something that everyone is charged. It is like "taxation without representation", one of the reason the colonists came to this country.

6. Family all gathered together is the most special time of all.

7. And as for this weekend Tonight I am just doing online things and relaxing Tomorrow I am going to try and clean house and do some holiday baking. Sunday I have not yet decided what I will do.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook November 16, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook
November 16, 2009

Outside my window:

Earlier today I heard shots off out in the distance. Hopefully, that means that dear hunters are successful in their endeavors.

I am thinking:
That I don't like it when my house becomes as messy as it is right now. It overwhelms me.

I am thankful for:
My husband who helped me change out summer for winter clothes today.

I am wearing:
Not very color coordinated today. Green pants, orange sweat shirt, brown slippers. I put on the first thing I grabbed this morning.

I am remembering:
My brother just became an over the road truck driver. He called today to tell me that he just drove through the town our dad lived. I have been flooded with memories of my dad. I only got to know him in the last 2 years of his life. But I am ever so grateful for having had that.

I am going:
To see a pharmacist this week to talk about my prescriptions. Maybe there are some changes that can be made. My doctor thought this was a good idea. This next Saturday I am going to a craft fair. Or maybe two or three.

I am reading:
I am still reading Ted Kennedy's memoir, "True Compass". It is not a book that can be read in one sitting. I also have books in the bedroom that I read at night time.

I am hoping:
To have the no sew pillow finished soon. I will never make one again. It just confuses me. But I WILL finish this one. I also hope to have my other Christmas gift projects finished before Thanksgiving. No wonder my house is a mess.

On my mind:
I got a call this evening from AARP. They were doing a town hall meeting over the phone. It was my chance to ask questions about the health care reform. I have not felt well most of the day and declined. I wish now I had just stayed on the phone and listened. We need this reform so very badly but I am worried about what it is going to cost us. My husband and I can not afford not even one more payment. I actually believe that it should be free of charge. I am so tired of insurance companies having more say in my health care than my doctor. I know that I have an opinion shared by the minority but it is mine. My eye doctor agrees with me. He belongs to a group of health care professionals who also agree that it should be a national health care. I can't shake the feeling that the Republicans are going to screw this up for everyone just so they can make a black mark on President Obama's record.

What I am learning:
I changed From the learning room to this. I am learning how to follow a crochet pattern but to change it so it works for me. It is challenging to make a winter cap for an adult with a small head.

I am noticing that:
I just noticed that I don't like getting IM's while I am trying to post in the blog.

I am pondering these words:
From Hebrews 13 (sort of) Do not forget to show kindness to strangers because they may be angels from above.

From the kitchen:
Soaking lentils for soup tomorrow night. Will have soup and corn bread for dinner. Also, I am making a cookie and treat list for Christmas.

One of my favorite things:
Is listening to my husband play with the cats. He is a large man but becomes cat size when he rough houses with them. He is just an old softy. He call them "the kids".

I will do more from my picture journal when I get a new camera.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Carnival - If you came to my house 9/13/09

If you came to my house on Saturday 9/14/09 you would find the woods filled with wet, weary, and frustrated deer hunters. It is the second of three weekends for our deer hunt season. I have yet to hear any shots. Not a good thing for these deer hunters who live for this time of year.

Inside my home you would find:
1. A mountain of books that I don't know where to put. I hit the jackpot at the thrift store.
2. The coffee table littered with fleece for a pillow I am trying to make but got frustrated with and left it in a pile.
3. The living room in transition. I am in the process of putting away summer clothes and bringing in winter. I am late.
4. On the stove is wonderfully fragrant chili and the absolute best brownies ever made.

Please come for a cup of something warm, a bowl of chili, and a fantastic brownie.

Food 4 Thought Friday - Friday Fill-Ins 11/13/09

Food 4 Thought Friday
Friday Fill-ins

1. The last band I saw live was...
Does the high school band at my son's graduation count? If not then it would have to be Neal Diamond in 1987. Oh dear, I need to get out more.

2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving...
It will be my husband and myself this year. He doesn't like turkey. So I decided that rather than make a big bird for just the 2 of us I would bake a chicken. Now that I have the pressure of a huge meal out of my mind I think I can enjoy Thanksgiving. I also am looking forward to the annual start of the Christmas movie season in my house.

3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is...
Almost finished. But that statement is misleading because I still have gifts to make. I have a set of flour sack towels to embroider, 2 stocking caps to crochet, and a no sew fleece pillow to make.

4 Thoughts of a mild winter, a warm spring day, a fun Christmas with children in the house fill my head.

5. I wish I could wear my hair in a different style. My hair is very thin on top and I wear a traditional comb over. Not like D.Trump's but close. My hair styles are very limited.

6. Bagpipes are a terribly lonely sound.

7. And as for the weekend I am driving tomorrow to pick up some food that I have ordered. It is an 80 mile round trip. I might take in a craft fair while I am in that town. It is a small town. It has a nice homey feeling to it.

I don't know what I did to make the last 3 all bold but I can't undo it.

Food 4 Thought Friday 11/13/09

Food 4 Thought Friday


I wouldn't be caught dead...
on a roller coaster. It is way too high and way too fast and way too scary. I am more of a merry go round type rider than the high fast rides.


Was I ever frightened for my life?
Yes, in my misspent youth I got in with a very bad crowd. I didn't know how bad they were until I woke up one morning and didn't know where I was. I didn't remember how I got to where I was and I didn't know anyone that was there with me, but I was the stranger. I left that house and hitchhiked home. I never went back to see those friends again. I was scared that if I continued down that same path I would end up dead.

What am I passionate about?
I am passionate about , hmmm.... I don't know. Honesty is the first thing that comes to mind. I hate liars. I mean really hate lying. But then I think too I am passionate about reading. I try and read all sorts of books. Even if at first it doesn't interest me. I hope it broadens my outlook on a variety of topics. But my favorite will always be fiction.


Have I ever won a trophy?
Yes. When I was in high school I belonged to a bowling league. I received a trophy for most improved average. I think the leader just felt sorry for me and gave me something because he knew how hard I had tried. I think my beginning average 30 and maybe the ending was 65.

Not for life but just for the week.
I am trying to not get so overwhelmed with all I have to do that I come to a stand still. When that happens my brain stops to function. I call my BF and she breaks down all I have to do into manageable tasks and that allows my brain to work again.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Seven Days Seven Answers

It seems that my answer for one of the 7 days has won the prize for that day.
You can find this over at Cate"s blog here (I hope) :

Here is my award (again I hope)

Thanks Cate!

Ok this is the 3rd time I am trying to add Cate's link. I don't know what I am doing wrong.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ten on the 10th

My first time doing 10 on the 10th.
Just a list. Maybe good, maybe bad.
I think for the first time I will try to devote my list to 10 good things, so people don't get the wrong idea about me.

1. It is very good to get away for a few day.
I just spent 4 days with my 88 year old aunt and a dear cousin. We had such a grand time. I am always happy when I can get away to spend time with my aunt. I know her time here is becoming limited and I treasure all that I can spend with her.

2. While visiting it is important to remember to help out whenever possible.
My aunt always refuses my help in preparing meals or cleaning up after them. But she is ever so grateful when I insist and help anyway. It feels good.

3. Thrift stores in different towns than your own are a great adventure.
It seems like the thrift stores offer way more than mine ever does, which I am sure is not accurate. It is just that everything is new and different.

4. When visiting an elderly relative remember to have them take a nap.
My aunt would just go and go and go. But she needs to have an afternoon nap for about 20 minutes or she doesn't sleep at night. It is hard to remember to remind her so I did what came naturally to me. I wrote a note to myself as a reminder and then I set a timer.

5. When driving through a strange parking lot, remember to look ALL ways more than once. And when you think it is clear, look again.
I almost hit someone yesterday because I forgot to look, even once. I was too busy talking to Aunty about lunch. This is not a good thing. But I did find out that I have very good brakes.

6. When driving around a beautiful lake, remember to look occasionally at the road. Drivers in the other lane appreciate it.
I have to drive around the most beautiful lake that I have ever seen. I always get immersed in it's beauty and drift over the middle line. It is not unusual for me to hear the blare of a car horn. I have always been very lucky this way. It happened again today. I am thankful to God for giving me such beauty to see. I just need to learn to watch the road and admire the beauty.

7. After being away for a few days my husband appreciates my return.
He gets excited when he knows I am getting close to home. I call him when I leave my aunt's and then when I am 20 miles away from home. He puts the tea kettle on and keeps the water hot until I am in the driveway. He understands that I have to go, but hates to see me leave. I tell him that my leaving makes my return that much sweeter.

8. Tomorrow (Wednesday 11/11/09) starts heavy duty cleaning for Christmas.
I can not decorate my house for the holidays until it is spotless. I can't clean while the house is decorated so it MUST be clean before the decorations go up.

9. Just the two of us for Thanksgiving is a lonely feeling.
It is my husband and I for dinner. My son's GF is returning to work that day after surgery. He didn't think she would feel like coming for dinner after work. I agree. That would be too much. But the selfish part of me would like a houseful of company.

10. This was a hard list to make.
I am glad I made it to 10, except this one is like cheating. But it was harder than I thought it would be. Wheew.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving Day 4 - November 4, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving Day 4
November 4, 2009

I am thankful for my son. He is the love of my life. He is joy.
Yes he has at times stretched my patience but overall I would not trade him.
He is my beautiful boy.
He would hate to hear me call him boy because he is 25, but he will always be my baby.

Carry on Tuesday November 4, 2009

Carry on Tuesday
November 4, 2009

In the arms of an angel

The story of a man named Pete.

Pete came here from Switzerland just after WWII. He farmed the land. He married. He had a large family. He had many grandchildren and even some great grandchildren.

Pete did volunteer work for the county that he lived in. It started out as a part time thing after he gave up farming. He was driving his wife crazy. He was probably bored. His job was to go to the home of a shut in and visit. Just talk. About anything. He was good at his job. His "clients" really enjoyed their time with him. I know because my uncle was one of them.

Pete also served the residents in his local area by being a volunteer driver. If someone need to go somewhere but could not drive Pete would do it. It might be a doctor's appointment or grocery shopping. Once he even drove 150 mile round trip to take someone to the airport.

In July Pete's granddaughter got married. Pete went out the day before, supposedly for a quiet drive alone. He has never been seen or heard from since. His car was found. It was stuck in the mud on a low maintenance road. Searchers were out in the hundreds. The Army National Guard helped for a few days. There were helicopters. There were people on horseback and people with their dogs.

Pete has never never found. The hope now is that with hunters taking to the woods some sign of Pete will be found.

The people whose lives Pete touched miss him. Not for what he could do for them but for the way he enriched their lives. His family misses him. It is especially hard for them to go forward without knowing what has happened.
I fear that Pete is in the arms of an angel.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving Days 2 & 3 11/2/09 &11/3/09

30 Days of Thanksgiving

November 2, 2009

I am thankful today for good friends.

I had lunch with a friend today that I had almost totally lost touch with. We had such a good time. We laughed and got all caught up. Our lunch lasted 4 hours. It was such fun.

November 3, 2009

I am thankful for a well working car.

I am going to be driving 4 hours half way across the state on Friday to visit my 88 year old aunt. If it weren't for a car that runs well I would not be able to make the trip. And she needs me to come for a visit before the snow flies.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Simple Woman's Dayboook - 11/02/09

The Simple Woman's Daybook 11/02/09

Outside my window: It is night now. However, today outside my window it was lovely. The skies were blue, there was a light wind, and the squirrels were busy building their winter homes. It was so fun to watch them go up the tree and a few minutes later go back down. Only to repeat the process again, and again.

I am thinking: that have light in the morning is not a fair trade off for it getting dark earlier at night. I like to have light all the time. At least until bedtime. I think day light savings time should be a year round thing.

I am thankful for: good friends. I had lunch with an old friend today. I haven't laughed so much in a very long time. It felt really good.

I am wearing: pale purple pajamas with pink cats. And toasty warm slippers.

I am remembering: Or trying to remember the things I have to finish getting ready for the winter. Covering the A/C, adding anti freeze to my radiator, changing the oil in the car, buying sand for the front stoop, etc.

I am going: to visit my aunt and cousin this weekend. She is 88 and I try and get to see her as often as possible. It will be a fun weekend.

I am reading: "A True Compass" Ted Kennedy (still am, it's a big book) and Roamans

I am hoping: To finish my Christmas shopping very soon. I am half way there. But I keep thinking of things that I may have forgotten.

On my mind: is my brother who started a new job last Friday. As an over the road semi truck driver. It has always been my job to worry about him. And even though he is 47, I still do.

I am creating: a stocking cap for my cousin, and an embroidered flour sack towel set for a Christmas gift.

From the kitchen: I am think tacos for dinner tomorrow. But I don't know if i have enough burger, might have to add some ground turkey to it. I am making pumpernickel bread to take with this weekend, and some whole wheat.

Around the house: Lots of laundry left to do. I didn't get it finished over the weekend. Two people just shouldn't make so many dirty things.

From my picture Journal. One of my cats. Her official name is Ozzy. She comes when called Baby.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

30 Days of Thanksgiving _ 11/01/09

30 Days of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for something EVERYDAY in November not just on Thanksgiving.

November 1, 2009

I am thankful for my warm home.