Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanks Mom of DDG...

for opening up childhood wounds. I got this card in the mail today. There is a story behind this of course. Long long ago when I was just a Sesame Street lovin' tyke, the whole family was at G-ma and G-pa's house for Thanksgiving dinner one year. We all piled into the kitchen to take a look at what was brewing in the oven. G-ma opened up the door and someone had made a comment, "Wow, that's a big bird!". I reportedly started to freak out and yell "Big Bird?!"
Now, I don't really remember this moment. Auntie S told me about this years later. I guess my brain made me forget and suppress this horrific memory. So thank you Mom of DDG for putting salt in my wound. Mmmmm....salt. Yeah, it just needs a little bit of that. :)

We've been Rick Rolled!

Anybody else do the traditional watching of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? I have to put it on every year. And what do we get this year?

Didn't need to resort to this...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a fun-filled day with family, friends, football, and FOOD!

Here is where you can find some turkey fun for the kids.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

School's out!

Yes, the kids are officially on Thanksgiving break. They don't have to go back till next Wed. I believe that the "hunting season open" has something to do with that timing. Since it is so important around here. heehee
BB will get a chance to go this year with Sharp as a Marble, provided his sweet bundle of joy makes her debut in a timely manner. You never know. She may be the girl that comes early to appease daddy. Or she may be the girl that says, "Uh uh, Daddy, you wait on ME." Either way she is most anticipated. We all can't wait to welcome her in.

Hope everyone got a chance to tune in and watch Charlie Brown tonight. We did. Well, I did. Our kids just aren't as excited as we used to be when these "specials" came on. Of course, they do have a lot more to choose from nowadays. Remember how special it was to see a cartoon in the evening? Uh-oh did I just date myself again? Oh well, gotta love the good old days!
Got an email from Auntie S and she brought up a good point about the show. I've wondered this myself too. What's up with Woodstock partaking in the Thanksgiving feast? Isn't that a little "ew-y"? Yeah. I agree, and yet I cannot turn away.

Well, our turkey is in the fridge doing its "thaw" thing. Still seems a little frosty. Hope it will be ready for me Thur. morning. It doesn't matter how early I start thawing. It always makes me nervous like a countdown or something. And I keep running the menu over and over in my head to make sure I have everything. It's things like this that make me start dreaming those anxiety dreams. Like when you are late to class because you get lost in school. Or you can't find your locker or don't have your books. Gee, can you tell I wasn't crazy about school? I seem to have quite a few of those dreams. breathe....
I really shouldn't feel like that though. This year we are the "drop-in house". The 3:00 house. So we will have fixin's ready then, for whoever drops by. So there won't be a huge crowd or anything. Although I do love it when we have everyone here together. And the kids love it too. But this year we will be chilling quietly with turkey smell in the house and with some football in the background. I LOVE Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back to Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Tue Nov 25th and Thu Nov 27th 8/7c

ABC Television Network will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the classic half-hour animated Thanksgiving-themed PEANUTS special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.

Set your DVR's!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The view from my front porch

And the view from my back porch

Well this week we will be seeing alot of this stuff. I'm sure Mom of DDG is having a good laugh right now. But so am I! Yes, it is THIS snowy and the kids are IN school, thank you very much.

While LB and I were waiting for his bus this morning, he looked at me, pointed to the yard and said "Christmas!"

It sure would be nice to see this Christmas morning.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Lunch

Today LB's class made the parents a thanksgiving lunch. They had all sorts of good stuff to eat. Well, LB didn't think so. Except for the cupcakes. Yeah, that was the majority of his lunch and it is what he is eating in the picture. He picked out corn and a roll and a cupcake. They also had a turkey/stuffing casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, and a sweet potato casserole that tasted like pumpkin pie. I am not a sweet potato eater normally, but this was really good. I thought it all was good. Kudos to the class and teachers for pulling this meal off. Everything was real nice.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Welcome Marble family!!

I'd like to officially welcome and announce the addition of a fellow blogger!! Sharp as a Marble has started his blog. Please visit and enjoy! Welcome aboard, beautiful crew!!
Here's the link:
Aren't you Sharp as a Marble?!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Yep, it's snow! Yeah, It's Ohio. And yes, I know I chose to live here.

I was just getting used to having the nice fall weather too. I have been mulching leaves for quite some time now. Since we have this beautiful, huge oak tree in our front yard, we have alot of leaves to deal with. This year I have been a bit more prepared. And the neighbors must be kicking their heels. Our neighbors are very "yard conscious". Usually when one mower is heard, the next one is not too far off. It's like a domino effect. When one person mows, then we all should follow accordingly. I am usually a follower of many things. Yardwork isn't one of them. I am getting better. Or rather, forced to get better. The pressure!
The past 2 years have showed me the error of my ways. The whole rule on "slow and steady wins the race". This year I am the tortoise. I actually got the mower out every few days to mulch up the falling leaves and I believe the neighbors have had less "ditch-burning" this time around. See, I am used to the city. When we lived in VA, there were no open fires allowed, so we raked. When we got here, not only did we rake, but we raked up after a much bigger tree. The first year I tackled it, we must have had 20 bags of leaves. The big-sized bags. Plus the neighbors burned them in the ditches and taught me about open fires. The flames went so high in the ditch in front of my house, that it melted my newspaper box and killed a bush that was in the way. Our paper person replaced the box, not asking what happened. How embarrassing.
Since that incident, I haven't attempted ditch-burning again. Who knows what I could catch on fire. I'm just not that confident yet. So I just ran the leaves over with the mower. The lesser of the two evils. Nevertheless, I must say I am proud of myself for preparing this time. And riding on the mower instead of raking? Forget about it! No sore muscles the next day. What was I thinking in years past? Learned my lesson, for sure!
So this morning we woke up to snow. On the trampoline, the cars, the rooftops. Nothing really on the ground, but still, snow. We are supposed to be in the high 30's to low 50's this week with a little more snow coming this weekend. Guess we better batten down the hatches. Soon we will be sledding and the kids will be enjoying snow days.
The kids are doing well in school by the way. I am happy to say that their report cards were very good. BB has improved incredibly. We were worried a bit with the interim reports. But by the time the report cards came out, he had brought everything up. Now he is getting rich. We are giving him monetary rewards for the great grades. Whoever said bribery was a bad thing, was just nuts. Works for us! LB is doing well in his new class. He has a field trip coming up this week. They will be going to the grocery store to get supplies for their Thanksgiving lunch the next day. The kids will be preparing the meal, setting the tables, making the placemats and decorating for the parents to come in for lunch. LB's classroom has a kitchen area for the kids to learn life skills. Very nice.
Well, I guess I better get going. The snow has gotten me in the mood to get some shopping done. I am going to go out and try to shop for the kids. Sorry, can't tell you what I am looking for. BB reads the blog too. Sorry BB, gotta wait till Christmas. Have a good day, all. And if you are experiencing some of this snow like us, then snuggle in and keep warm. :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Something new to look at

I have seen this picture on a couple of sites and had to share. It cracks me up all the time. I figured you all needed something new to see on here. I know I haven't been posting lately. Sorry, I will pick it up here soon.