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Thank you!

 

No problem - I hope you like it! 

post #1342 of 1361

Well... I am lazing it out with Thanksgiving prep this year. Will I regret that come tomorrow? Maybe. But you know, part of this holiday is about getting to relax with family, so that's what I'm focusing on. And I'm not cooking anything more complicated than a slightly larger nice weekday dinner and I've been around the block a few times with hosting, so I'll think I'll be okay. 

 

- Learned via Pioneer Woman that it's not wise to brine a frozen turkey since they're usually injected with a saline solution. And of course mine was (even though I picked up a "natural" one...wth) so change of plans. I'll just roast it tomorrow and glaze it with reduced spiced apple juice instead. 

- Set up the folding table and chairs in the kitchen. 

- Laid out the tablecloth in the hopes that the wrinkles will come out of it overnight so I don't have to iron it in the morning. 

- Pulled out the table decor items I'll need. 

- Laid out the non-perishable ingredients on the counter. 

 

Didn't make the pies or do any food prep. We're just having my in laws over so we'll just eat when the food is ready, so I'm not up against a huge time clock this year, and I plan on being up and at 'em by 7. So we'll see how this turns out. 

post #1343 of 1361

- Cooked Thanksgiving dinner. 

- Ate Thanksgiving dinner.

- Shoved dirty dishes into the dishwasher. 

 

;-)

post #1344 of 1361

^^^  Hahaha, nothing about leftovers?  That was a big part of my day yesterday, sorting them.  We had DS1 home and spent five hours on video call with DS2.

 

Today I:

 

- got the morning going -- ours and DS1's

- helped DH hang a couple strands of lights

- ran out for butter and a couple of kitchen organizing thingies

- walked dog

- made DS1 some lunch

- made pop tarts for DS1 (1 dozen) and DS2 (half dozen, he gets them more often)

- started pizza dough for DS1, it's rising now

 

Sort of quiet, but productive in the kitchen.  Pleasant, certainly.

post #1345 of 1361
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^^^  Hahaha, nothing about leftovers?  That was a big part of my day yesterday, sorting them.  We had DS1 home and spent five hours on video call with DS2.

 

Hahaha nope! My husband pushed me out of the kitchen and took care of it! Which was totally fine by me!

post #1346 of 1361

I had to work today (from home thankfully) so I got a few things done - 

 

- Put away the platters and serving ware from yesterday. 

- Put away all of the fall/Thanksgiving decorations. 

- Pulled down the Christmas bins from storage in the master closet so they're ready for tomorrow. 

- Watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I love how ABC is doing the 25 days of Christmas television programming - we'll get to see all of the classics!

- Did the bedtime routine with Little Man. 

 

Still need to bake a coffee cake for breakfast tomorrow, and I'm going to sort through the gift bin and take inventory of stocking stuffers, and try to find our Christmas cards. I ordered them weeks ago from Shutterfly, and I have no idea where I put them. I also discovered that we no longer have a tree stand (must've gotten lost in the last move), so we'll need to stop by Goodwill in the morning and pick one up. Then we're going to get our Christmas tree and decorate the house for Christmas!

post #1347 of 1361

Great morning so far - 

 

- Went to Starbucks to treat ourselves to coffee with my Groupon gift card. 

- Stopped at Goodwill for a Christmas tree stand. 

- Went into Chicago to go to Gethsemane Garden Center for our Christmas tree (our tradition). 

- Stopped at Babies R Us to pick up a baby shower gift for tomorrow. 

- Popped into Hobby Lobby and picked up a few things for Christmas crafting (they're having a 50% Christmas items sale today). 

- Made turkey noodle casserole for lunch. 

 

Now Little Man is napping while the tree opens up, and this afternoon we're going to put on some Christmas music and decorate!

post #1348 of 1361

Rounded out the day with Christmas fun and we had a blast - 

 

- Put up the Christmas tree and trimmed it. 

- Decorated the house with our Christmas things. 

- Found an awesome Christmas fire/Christmas music website called Faux Fire - we plugged the computer into the TV and watched the fire and listened to the music while we decorated. 

- Used trimmings from the tree to make a bouquet for the kitchen table. I tied a Christmas ribbon around the vase, but I'd like to pick up some red berry sprays to give it a little more interest. 

- Made a winter forest scene in a vase with fake snow, a bottle brush tree and mini deer. 

- Sorted through the wrapping paper, bags and things. Donating a bunch of extra that aren't our taste to Goodwill. 

- Put away the Christmas storage bins. 

- Vacuumed the floor to clean up the pine needles from setting up the tree. 

 

And now I'm totally exhausted! Going to have a cup of tea and address the Christmas cards. :-) 

post #1349 of 1361
I took a shower. Yup. That's what I accomplished today. Washed my hair too and everything. Aiming at leaving the house this coming week. Sick toddler, baby, mom and dad did not make for a productive couple of weeks
post #1350 of 1361

Today was a nightmare. We had to go to a baby shower for a cousin that we're not close with that with scheduled for 11:00 - which is the worst time ever to take a toddler anywhere. He did not get a nap today!

 

- Wrapped gifts for the baby shower. 

- Got showered and dressed and ready to go. 

- Went to the shower and was there for four hours. Way to long. All the food was laced with dairy so I couldn't eat. Not a single thing. 

- Tried to stave off toddler meltdowns at the shower. And yes, I did resort to PBS Kids videos on my phone. 

- Came home and endured massive whining about it taking too long for me too cook macaroni and cheese (yes, my day was full of parenting win...)

- Put Little Man down for bed (you know, the screaming/crying WAY overtired bedtime routine). 

- Made potato soup for dinner for myself (since the only thing I "eaten" basically all day is a venti gingerbread latte!

- Laid out my clothes for work. 

 

Going to pack my bag for work, eat some soup and vegetate in front of the television. I'm so bitter about wasting a whole bleeping day at this baby shower. These are the cousins that only show up when they want/need something. If there's not a gift involved for them, they don't participate. It's resentment city, but what can I do? 

post #1351 of 1361
I figured out how to make a granny square, and I worked. Lol

What do you all think about starting a monthly thread for this! So, we could start a December thread today? This thread is just so long!!!!
post #1352 of 1361
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I figured out how to make a granny square, and I worked. Lol

What do you all think about starting a monthly thread for this! So, we could start a December thread today? This thread is just so long!!!!


I'll start a thread and see what happens.  Join me there and tell me what a granny square is, OK?

post #1353 of 1361
You got it!!
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post #1355 of 1361

I swept the floors.  i feel i need to explain a bit, Im 36 weeks pregnant with twins with a 5yo and an 18mos with me at all times, so I barely get enough meals together to feed the kids.  Forget about grocery shopping, or anything that involves standing for more than 5 minutes at a time....

post #1356 of 1361
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I swept the floors.  i feel i need to explain a bit, Im 36 weeks pregnant with twins with a 5yo and an 18mos with me at all times, so I barely get enough meals together to feed the kids.  Forget about grocery shopping, or anything that involves standing for more than 5 minutes at a time....
You go girl! I only have a 13 m old clingy child, and sweeping can be a miracle. If you look at the post above yours, they've moved to a monthly thread. Might get more news and views there. Blessings on your expanding family!
post #1357 of 1361

thank you =)  I dont know why I didnt see the link to the monthly thread!  And thank you for the encouragement, I feel like such a failure when I cant get anything accomplished, everything is such a mess all the time, I dont know if I will every get anything done =)

post #1358 of 1361
I try to remind myself that is a season that's just starting, one day we'll have all grown kids and a quiet, lonely, clean house. But today there is mess and nose and love. See you in the monthly thread!
post #1359 of 1361
Well said, Mrs Koehn! I keep telling myself I'll miss stepping on tiny, painful toys one day lol
post #1360 of 1361

I saved a life early this morning. I'm a Peds nurse and I have never had to call a Code Blue before, but I did last night. My training kicked in and I was doing all the right things until the code team came and took over. The kid recovered by I am still recovering. LOL. Everyone should learn basic CPR-- it saves lives every day.

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