Sunday, December 1, 2013


We are just finishing up Thanksgiving break.  Here are some notes:

  • We had store-cooked turkey breast, cornbread stuffing from box mix, totally homemade cranberry sauce (very easy--boil water and sugar and add cranberries), microwaved sweet potatoes, probably some other veggie and a store pecan tart.  It was great and lasted us two meals.  Baby T slept through Thanksgiving dinner, but enjoyed all of the less sweet and less messy items.  She's eaten a lot of our break dinners right along side us.  
  • The fridge stopped working Thanksgiving morning, but turned on when we followed our home sellers parting advice to turn it off and on.  We were this close to buying a new fridge on Black Friday, but will wait until the next event.
  • D, Baby T and I met some friends at the zoo and I got sent home with a box of homemade meatballs.  Yum!
  • We had crepes, cheese filling, cherry pie filling and fresh strawberries on Saturday.  Yum!
  • Baby T has had a little temperature and a runny nose.  Poor Baby T!
  • Without planning to, we wound up doing the Black Friday thing.  It was OK--no trampling at all, and a reasonable selection.  We got D his long-awaited bike and C had a little spree in the flannel section at Joann's.  I don't know what she's going to do with it, but she's got a very pretty pink satin along with a matching pink zebra stripe.   
  • C snookered me into revealing her Christmas gift from us (a bicycle).  Apparently, hollow core doors aren't quite thick enough to prevent an inquisitive 6th grader on the other side from hearing me attempting to whisper the news to an elderly relative on the phone.    
  • The reason why we're finding ourselves buying two bikes is that 1) both kids have outgrown theirs and 2) the two old bikes spent a year out on a balcony and are in poor shape.  
  • I am plotting various social events.

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