So, yesterday I cooked the whole Thanksgiving dinner. I used to think it was a semi-big deal to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but now I know how to make gravy from scratch and mash potatoes without asking the nearest woman for instructions.
I made pies the night before (pumpkin, pecan and peanut butter chocolate). I even made the pie crust from scratch. Be very impressed. (Not really.)
My mom came over and we six sat at the table and before I knew it, the youngest boy ate and fled to his video games and eventually, my mom and I and my daughter sat at the cleared-off table and looked through the Black Friday ads. Grace circled things she really, really, really wanted from Kmart. I never, ever shop at Kmart, though. I hate Kmart.
I had to work today but between shifts Grace and I dragged out the Christmas decorations, unpacked the pre-lit tree and like magic, the tree was up. I love that tree.
I ran out of energy before every decoration was put in its place but we made good progress. I’m glad because that means tomorrow it will be a fairly easy task.
The snow melted . . . hooray. I never thought I’d be so happy to see forty degree temperatures and rain.
And now, the weekend begins. Hooray.