Monday, December 3, 2012

Yay! I am in such a wonderful mood.  It's December and I am not stressed, overwhelmed or overworked.  Isn't that great?  I went to a beautiful Christmas concert last night that celebrated the real reason we are so excited this Christmas season. I'm hoping to be a part of it next year.   I have my cards done, 90% of my shopping finished, my house is decorated and my tree is up.  Really, I'm not trying to brag, just saying that when I have less on my plate, everything gets done!  I love it.  The kids and I are looking forward to our annual Gingerbread house and Christmas cookie baking/decorating.

Quick re-cap for Thanksgiving, our brined turkey was AMAZING!!  Best.Turkey.Ever.  Moist, flavorful, Mike has earned the top award (and future ones) of TURKEY MASTER.  He's a little bummed it turned out so great and he's now in charge of the bird every year.  We all have our talents, right?

So my carpel tunnel is back and I get to wear my lovely brace for awhile.
 I thought I was passed that :-( Now I not only have pain in my palm and wrist area but it goes all the way up my arm.  And since I'm complaining, the dishwasher door corner came right down on my ankle bone about 6 weeks ago and it is still sore, as well as the muscles around it.   I really don't want to look like a whiner and go to the doctor but anyways....

Mike showing the turkey who's boss

Taylor hoping we eat very soon

Almost ready to eat!

Hannah getting a headstart on the Hobbit

A new dinner idea-salad bar (epic fail as Taylor would say)

Getting lunch after some shopping

glitter blast says it all!

Family fun night: Christmas shopping, Chik-Fil-A and Big Al's
I found a can of spray glitter at the craft store and have been having fun making sparkly trees.  This is the first year I haven't made homemade gifts and I'm eagerly planning for next year :-)  Absence does make the heart grow fonder.
On Saturday Taylor is marching with the band in our town's Christmas lights parade.  I'm hoping it's not too cold for him (it's at 6pm), should be fun!