Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Tuesday Post Without A Title

Quiet, though busy day yesterday. Boiled a turkey for Dakota's meal -- and hopefully my next turkey will thaw by Thanksgiving! Did some last minute grocery shopping (bought two more turkeys ... yes, I really did) and felt like I was running around getting nothing done all day long.

DD has a Grandparents Day celebration at her school today. My mom will be going and taking here there. I'm so excited to have one less trip today! DD is off tomorrow through next Monday, so life will be out of routine again.

My friend, Michele, will be coming up with her family for the weekend following Thanksgiving, so I'll get to see her again! I'd thought the last time would be the last until spring, so this was a nice surprise.

Still no word from Samhain about my "Kitchen Matches" sequel ... I'm really starting to get both antsy and a bit nervous. *sigh*

Lexie is settling in very well. She's finally starting to spend a bit more time upstairs and is, as I write, laying sprawled in front of the wood stove. She's still being really good about not climbing on the counters and is seldom on the furniture (which I consider negotiable ... I'd rather she slept on the couch than on the dining table). She and Dakota are still working things out, but she's pretty much stopped smacking the poor dog in the nose whenever Dakota sniffs her.

Today will be spent finishing making Dakota's food (yes, it's a two day ordeal) and digging out my Christmas cards (yes, I do buy them the week after Christmas for the next year and then have to find them!). I like to get them mailed out right after Thanksgiving when possible.

I still refuse to start celebrating Christmas until after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time works for me. I remember when I was little watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade so I could see Santa for the FIRST TIME EVER. He never showed up in shopping malls or anywhere else until after Thanksgiving. Now? Meh...

It's too bad.

Have a great day!


You Learn by Teaching Yourself

There's very little you can't teach yourself. You are a huge self-learner.

You don't have one learning style that works for you. You try everything that works.

You experiment with learning and figure out what works best for you in each context.

Your most important attribute is perseverance. Even when it feels like something is impossible to understand, you don't give up.

Mostly right!



MJFredrick said...

I don't celebrate Christmas until after Thanksgiving, either, though I ALMOST got out my Christmas glasses. Sometimes Coke just tastes better in them...

Maria Zannini said...

How much are turkeys going for in your area? Mine don't seem to have them for less than 99 cents per lb. :(

May have to raise turkeys next year.

Ref: Samhain
Don't worry about Samhain. I'm sure they're just backlogged. I expect good news. :)

Angelina Rain said...

I hate how now Christmas is becoming a money holiday. Last year on Christmas I was doing a lot of driving and you would be surprised how many stores, restaurants, and other public places were open all day. 5 years ago those were closed because it's a holiday, but now no one cares. It's all about the bottom line. I hate that.

Liz Fichera said...

I'm totally with you on not celebrating Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving too much to not give it its due!

Brandy said...

I don't like to celebrate (decorate or anything else) Christmas until after the first of December. And it has really bothered me this year with the shopping commercials for the holidays right after Halloween. Ugh.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your submission!

You Learn By Reading: You seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning.
You are a very cerebral and brainy person. You like to think everything through at first.
You can absorb a lot simply through reading. The written word speaks to you like no other.
If you're at a loss, you start writing. There's something magical about getting things down on paper.


I hope you have a marvelous day!

Dru said...

After Thanksgiving is when I like to begin celebrating Christmas. That is when I pull out the the music and wait patiently for my favorite Christmas movies.

re quiz: I'm learn by teaching myself and it's accurate.