Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here We Are

Because things around here aren't fun enough... I thought it would be great to have a migraine. We took the boys to school on Monday and did our shopping for all of our Thanksgiving meal preparation... you know you're not doing well when your husband asks you no less than 5 times in the store if you're feeling alright. Apparently I looked bad, and was acting really spacey. From there we went to lunch the on to Lowe's for all of our outside Christmas decorations, and Hobby Lobby for a couple of remaining things I needed to my ornament wreath to be completed in the next day or so.

From there, I lose Tuesday... the headache was so bad yesterday that I was sitting on our couch watching the boys play, and in my peripheral vision on the right side - I saw all sorts of squiggly lines. It was crazy. I took most of the day easy - I managed to make the cornbread for our dressing, and helped John make some Jack Daniels sauce for some chicken we made last night to go along with some roasted broccoli. (Thanks Pinterest!) I will be blogging more recipes as soon as I get my Christmas list completed for the family. (Said Christmas list is due on Thursday... so I've got to figure out what I want/need)

This morning, John took the boys to "work" - they had to go pick up a ladder for him to use to do our outside Christmas lights over the weekend... and he gave me a little break by taking the boys with him. While they were gone, I took Missy (our dog) to Starbucks and then we came back to work on cleaning out the dining room. I have sort of used it as a storage room since we've moved... and I'd like to set it up for our Thanksgiving dinner... and we're putting the big Christmas tree in there so that the boys don't mess with it.



Anyway, while I was moving some things around. We had one of those cheap plastic CD storage things in there - I have hated that thing for years and haven't put it out in either of our last 2-3 homes... so I was planning to put it in the attic... only when I had it in my arms - it came apart, and hit me right in the eye socket. So, lets add a black eye to my list of ailments at the moment.

If you add my black eye to the bruises on the boys' eye/nose/forehead... we look like John is some sort of tyrant. I offered to punch him in the eye so that we can all look "special" for our photos of the holiday... but I don't think he thought that was a good idea.

So that's about all that is going on here... we're just in prep for our big meal... and trying to get well. Here is our menu for our Thanksgiving:

Appetizers:
Cheese Ball
Sausage Balls
Armadillo Eggs (it's a stuffed jalapeno dish that John makes)
Cranberry Spritzers (3/4 Sprite and 1/4 Cranberry juice)

Main Meal: 
Turkey
Honey Glazed Ham
Cornbread Dressing
Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Souffle
Green Bean Casserole
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Rolls

Dessert: 
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Strawberry Jello
Memaw's Praline Cookies

I will post recipes for the Sweet Potato Souffle, the Brussels Sprouts, and the pies once we get them made and I can get photos. I also plan on getting a photo of the cheese ball for the blog too - it's too good for there to be no photo to make you drool. HA!

Now, if you choose to accept the mission today... I am in desperate need for some Christmas list ideas. What are some things that YOU think I need this year?
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