Saturday, December 03, 2005


The Thanksgiving holidays were super with lots of family, friends and scrumptious food. "L" baked some yummy apple pies this year, and I did the pumpkin pies, cranberry sauce, green beans with tomatoes and bacon. (I will probably post the recipe sometime later this week along with some others) Son Matthew did the gravy as usual... always yummy! My sister helped out with the turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. Friday night we did the usual seafood and campfire at Aunt Betty Ann's place on the river... lots of fresh oysters, stone crab claws (my very favorite seafood!), corn on the cob, and S'mores. I gained 6 pounds during the time period from Wednesday to Sunday. Yes, it was great!

This past week has been busy with catching up at work and preparing the house for the Christmas season. Today we got the tree and it is currently in the tree stand with water all ready for lights and ornaments. Tonight I will put up some more decorations around the house and get some floor cleaning done. Sort of spring cleaning in December... everything that has been overlooked previously during the year gets spruced up for Christmas.

Himself seems to be less grumpy than usual, so that is a plus. He is even tackling a yucky job... pulling up some old carpet and padding in Ally's room which also involves prying up the carpet tacking. We are not going to re-carpet that room... may do tile or something else.

This will probably be our last Christmas in this house which is a bit sad. The kids grew up here and don't remember Christmas anywhere else. No telling where we will be this time next year. So I intend to make this year as grand as I can... not with presents, but with enjoying the presence of all the family that gathers here. That is the best part!


Rachel said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. It sounds yummy and I'm happy you enjoyed gaining those pounds! It's easy to do, that's for sure, especially at this time of the year.

Glad you are thinking of family at Christmas! Glad you are back too!!

Rhodent said...

Yes, isn't it amazing how it takes only four days to put on six pounds and four weeks to lose them!

Cliff Morrow said...

Well Rhodent, I know you wrote other things but I was saddened by your last part about the move. That's something that I must face someday. This house has been our family home for over 57 years. 55 for me. I know the thoughts that go thru your mind and hope this is of your choosing. Even if it isn't, home will always be where you are. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Rainypete said...

We're starting to look for a bigger place, so it'll be move time for us soon enough. It's never fun moving but home is what you make of it. The house may be soon gone, but it's the memories that make it the home you love. Luckily, they don't need to be paked as they are tucked safely away in your furry little brain right?

happyandblue2 said...

Christmas is a time for family. No matter where you are..

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

I wish I hadn't read this right before lunch. Now I am really hunger!
Make the most of your Christmas in the house and create and have fond memories.