Nov 29, 2015

Teach is Engaged!

We have been waiting all weekend for this announcement. We knew it was coming since Oreo asked us for her hand the first day he was here. She has been on pins and needles just waiting and hoping he would say those magic words, "Will you marry me?"

Hopefully we can get Teach to tell you the whole story the first of the week when he has gone back to school and she has a little extra time on her hands. Speaking of hands, do you see that lovely ring on her left hand? I'm sure she wants everyone to notice.

The wedding date is officially February 13, 2016. At least they gave me a little more time than Beauty and The Beast did last year. Not that it really matters. I always tell my kids that at the end of the day, the important thing is that they are officially man and wife. The rest is just fluff.

Expensive fluff.

Nov 28, 2015

Guest Blog: "Black Friday" by Drama Queen


I don't know how Momma can manage to drag herself into the office each night to write a blog post.  By this time of the night, I'm ready to drop and my brain has certainly turned off.  (I nearly wrote Prima Donna instead of Drama Queen, if that tells you anything.)

But I digress.

Thanksgiving yesterday was lovely,and we've rolled now into that odd haze of holiday lazy-busy that makes it feel like Christmas break already.  Princess took a bunch of the girls and some friends Black Friday shopping around ten last night.  I know they managed to get a few gifts and Princess brought a beautiful new gray peacoat.  Based on how many times Crafty tried it on, I think she would have been safer getting two...  I've done the Black Friday thing once or twice, but unless you have a big budget to spend, I really don't think its worth the time or loss of sleep. 

Poppa and Dog Walker got the yard winterized and snow tires out.  Gamer and Bossy got the rest of the Thanksgiving dishes run through the machines and packed all the china away til Christmas. Teach and her beau were in and out today, but anytime I saw them, they sure seemed to be happy to keep busy kissing!  Momma, Bossy, and I spent the day tying three twin/full size quilts - while others occasionally floated in here and there to tie a few.  The craziest moment came while The Beast's dogs were over and one of them decided the top of the quilt frame looked like a soft bed!  She soon realized her mistake and had the good sense to stay still until the rest of us human creatures got past the shock and managed to help her get back down.

At some point, I started setting up the Christmas tree, but only have gotten about a fourth of the lights on so far.  Poppa likes to have a very, very bright tree so he has a ridiculous pile of lights to go on it.  But that is what tomorrow is for.

But now it is past midnight and Dogwalker and I just fluttered around for the past hour getting some cleaning done while Momma got a fourth (queen sized) quilt set up for tomorrow.  This quilts are just beautiful and it has been so fun to watch Momma get them all pieced together over the past week. She is so very talented and pours so much love into the things she creates.  I wish she would take a bit more time for herself to do what she clearly still loves!  It's just amazing how she even manages to get these blog posts written.  But I know she loves it and all her blog friends, so I guess I shouldn't be so surprised.  My mom has always been amazing. 

Anyway, I hope  - yawwwwwnnnn -  all the rest of you -yawwwn -  have a lovely holiday weekend.   - yawwwwwn - 
Sweet dreams!

Nov 27, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your Thanksgiving Day was as amazing as ours. We spent the day preparing food and spending time together. Our first meal was the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving which we have done every year for lunch since 2007. Burrito did an awesome job as Peppermint Patty and Princess gladly sliced all the meat and cheese for sandwiches since she is a pro now and works at the deli.

Beauty gave me these great pics of the pies she and Crafty made yesterday as well as the one with The Beast posing as a turkey. After lunch we gathered up and started getting things ready for our 2nd Thanksgiving dinner. My sweetie sent me up to take a nap for an hour since my leg was throbbing while they made rolls and mashed potatoes. Grandpa also showed up in the afternoon. Little Sis and her family were supposed to join us, but she has kids throwing up today so she decided to stay home.

We had a leisurely dinner with everyone expressing gratitude for the various and many gifts we have been given. Then we all helped with the clean up. Some people pulled out games and I finished piecing a quilt I have been working on.

It was a fun and happy day here. I hope it was the same at your house.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2015

Almost Thanksgiving

I'm not sure how I felt about the Dog Walker sharing my pic with you yesterday, but then when I read his sweet post and I had one of those "awww" moments, I decided to leave it just as it is. I am feeling better. The first night I didn't sleep hardly at all, so by Tuesday night I was really dragging. I thought maybe the couch would be more comfortable so I set up camp there. It was.

But even that wasn't enough to help me feel like I was on this planet yet, so after lunch I made my way to my bedroom and didn't come back down until nearly 5:00. That helped a lot! But now it's 3:00 AM and I can't sleep, although I'm starting to feel it so I thought I'd better tell you a bit about our Thanksgiving festivities.

My sweet daughter-in-law came over tonight and she, Drama Queen, and Crafty made pies. They did some amazing things we have never tried before like a mint cheesecake and a peanut butter cream pie. I'm excited to see how they taste. We also put together the traditional pumpkin and pecan. I say "we" but I didn't really do much.

My sweetie is planning to do most of the cooking tomorrow and I'm totally fine with that. My knee is pretty bruised and throbs if I keep it in the same position for too long. I've taken off the wraps so I can finally have a shower (after 3 days) so I'm going to share a pic with you. The stitches are under the steri-strips, so you can't really see them. The orange stuff should wash off in the shower, and the doctor did actually write "yes" on my leg in red marker before we went into surgery.

You know, selfies are hard enough when I am trying to focus on my face, but nearly impossible when I'm trying to get my leg. It took me 6 tries to get even this bad pic for you. One thing I'm definitely thankful for this year is arms and legs that move.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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