November 28, 2011

NO MORE: Turkey, pie and dishes

1) Did I mention that I made my first REAL apple pie for Thanksgiving this year? I've made apple things before, but not a traditional apple pie with the crust on top. I think I kind of rocked it. Though I kind of don't like apple pie and ate NONE so I don't really know how it turned out.
2) I am SO over turkey. Seriously, I don't want to go near another turkey until next November.
3) This about sums up how our family fun night of tree decorating went:
Tommy was sad that we had to hang the ornaments on the tree. He kept taking the ones he liked and stashing them in a corner. After two major meltdowns he got the hang of it and eventually decided it was fun to hang things off of a tree. He spent a good part of Friday night lying under it and informing me that's where he would be sleeping.

4) I don't do black Friday. It does not interest me AT ALL. Am I missing out? I stayed home and did laundry, decorated and relaxed.

5) We went to a lovely wedding on Saturday. Though a cold front blew in right when things got started and well, it was quite a chilly ceremony! I loved her decor - the bride made everything herself!
6) I made a grand discovery this weekend. The best invention EVER - PUMPKIN EGG-NOG. It's like two of my most favorite seasonal things rolled into one. And it doesn't disappoint - it's seriously delicious.

7) I have exactly 98 Christmas cards to address and get out. Is that a lot? People tend to look at me like I'm a little nuts when I tell them how many I'm mailing.

8) I'm done washing dishes. I never want to wash another dish for the rest of my life. I feel like I've done nothing but bake pies and wash dishes for the past five days! This week is paper plates and leftovers. I'm officially on a dish strike.

9) I am all decorated for Christmas! My favorite evening time ritual now is watching Hallmark movies with only the lights of the tree on. And perhaps a glass of egg-nog too.

10) I'm serious about the turkey thing. NO. MORE. TURKEY.
And maybe no more pie.

11) It's time to get my cyber Monday on. Are you shopping online today too?


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. Your pie looks wonderful and your little guy is as cute as a button. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back. I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Glad to hear you had a great holiday! I don't do Black Friday shopping either! I did one year and swore NEVER again. Old women can me very mean! I did a little cyber shopping today but not a lot. I am about 95% finished with my Christmas shopping thank goodness! I had hoped to be finished by Dec 1st and it will be close! On the cards, I send out about 40 every year and I thought that was a lot! :)

  3. 1. I made my second real apple pie, though Raj did all of the peeling and chopping of apples, which is where all of the work is. Then I got all of the credit. Score! (Even better - there are still two pieces in the fridge. The pumpkin pie is gone though. Sadface.)
    2. I will be looking at turkey for roughly the rest of my life. We had a 23lb. turkey and seven people.
    3. I'm so glad that pumpkin eggnog lived up to its serious potential. I'm already looking forward to eggnog in my coffee, eggnog in my oatmeal, and making eggnog pancakes. BRING IT ON, CHRISTMAS SEASON.
    4. I have my first ever artificial tree, which I will attempt to assemble when I get home today. I have a feeling it won't go well and I'll have to wait for Raj to get home and take a study break to help me.
    5. I think I'm sending around 25 cards. I'm a slacker. But almost all of them are mailed, since doing Christmas cards sounded way more fun on Friday than doing school work when I went to the library with Raj. (In order to escape his parents, for I am a terrible hostess.) (They were sightseeing! It's not like I left them sitting home alone!)
    6. I do not do Black Friday. Made my Cyber-Monday Amazon purchases earlier today. Christmas shopping: done!

  4. Aren't toddlers FUN!?!?! haha