Friday, November 25, 2011


Not surprisingly, we’re eating turkey leftovers today. I’m not sure why, but sometimes it seems that the leftovers taste even better than the original meal.

On another note, I heard the first Christmas song of the year on the radio today, which brought a big smile to my face. (I would listen to Christmas music year round, if it were socially acceptable.)

Is it any wonder why this is one of my favorite weekends of the year?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I never know what to say in response to the question, “What is your favorite holiday?” I love them all. But I think that if I had to rank them, Thanksgiving would be at the top of the list. After all, it combines two of my favorite things – family and food.

Though it may sound corny, I do like reflecting on all the things that I’m thankful for. A lot of the blessings are obvious: Husband and our wonderful families, good health, my faith, a nice home, etc. But then there are also things that are (thankfully) so much a part of my life, that I barely notice: freedom, clean water, education, laughter, and more. 

By the way, I recently read that the original Thanksgiving feast lasted 3 days. So feel free to indulge in more than one day of feasting, just so you’ll be historically accurate, of course.

Happy early Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day holds a special place in my heart. It just so happens that 3 of my favorite people - my mom, my dad, and of course, Husband - are veterans. (To say that we are a military family is an understatement!)

Happy Veterans Day to all veterans and their families!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Extra Hour

We get an extra hour this weekend with the time change, which I love. (Good thing I can remember the phrase “fall back,” or else, my clock would really be off.)

I get excited about it the same way I would when getting a snow day as a kid. It's like a little bonus. (Although I’m trying not to focus on the fact that since it’s only an hour, we’re essentially getting cheated 23 hours. An hour is better than nothing, right?)

So what to do with the extra hour? Read a good book? Watch a movie? I’d like to think that I’ll do something fun, but I have a feeling I’m going to spend the time either sleeping or doing laundry. 

How are you going to spend your extra hour?