Archive for November 23rd, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

Good morning, sunshines!

The dog has been let out to pee, the cats & the fish have been fed, and I’ve got my coffee and the 80th Macy’s Day Parade! Wee! I love, love, love the parade. I know a lot of people who gave up on watching the parade years ago but I watch it every year. Love it. :o) And the first Broadway performance of the morning was from A Chorus Line which is one of my favorite shows! Yes, I sat here on the couch and sang the whole freaking song along with them. hehe… And ya know, I’ve never been a big fan of  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas but the musical looks like it might be cute. :o) I have to say though, it’s weird to have Meredith Viera doing the parade instead of Katie Couric.

So the cheesecake is baked and chilling. It cracked a little bit, unfortunately but it’s a new recipie so I didn’t exactly expect perfection the first time around. I used the Cheesecake Factory recipie for Pumpkin Cheesecake. Yum. Oscar, TJ and I fel asleep on the couch last night waiting for it to cool so I could put it in the fridge, then we finally jumped in bed around 2:30. :op The only  reason I’m up this early is because of the parade. I don’t really have to be anywhere for quite a while, so I could be sleeping… but nope. It’s Parade Day! And it’s Aunt Kellie Squirts Redi Whip From the Can Into Mouths Day! Hehe… Ravyn’s been talking about it for a week now, it’s the one Thanksgiving tradition that I have with the munchkins. I was the first person to teach the ways of Redi Whip to Brian, Ravyn, and Wesley and next year when Devin is old enough he’ll get it too. :o) Hehe…

Hopefully this year will go off a lot better than last year. We’ve shortened the guest list to hopefully prevent another Craig (my big brother) incident.  This year it’ll just be Craig’s family, Dad, Anne & Brian, Mom and me. Hopefully it’ll all be cheerful and it’ll be a nice time. This should be the last year that Craig works holidays for 7 years. He works 7 days for 10-12 hour shifts then has 7 days off. So for the last seven years he’s had to work all of the holidays, but next year it flips and he doesn’t have to do holidays for 7 years. So the next time he’ll have to work on Christmas, for example, Ravyn will be 14, Wesley 11 and Devin 7. ;o) Weird to think of them that old. And by golly I better have a kid or two by then! hehe…

Hehe… High School Musical! *sings* “We’re allll lin this togetherrrrr….”

Ohhh… Oscar and TJ are laying next to each other. :o) Too cute…

LOL at the look on Oscar’s face.

Oh and this is a video of Spazy last night at my Grandpa’s house… he was eating but he has a very odd way of doing it. hehe… Note: his food was in the cage.

Okay, this post is getting a little too random and I’ve been working on it for two hours… hehe :o) I’m off to drink coffee and wish I were at the parade (even though it’s raining there and looks a little miserable). :o) And note to self: I so need to buy a coffee warmer for home like I have at work. I’m spoiled, my coffee cools off WAY too fast here at home without the handy dandy warmer (which is quite possibly THE best coffee accessory ever invented).

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Remember, pitty parties aren’t allowed on Thanksgiving, you have to look for the good! :o) Mwah!!

Wait! I can’t make a Turkey Day post without my thankful list! Duh!

I’m thankful for wonderful lj & knitting blog peeps who keep me smiling, giggling, writing, and give me fun stuff to read on a daily basis.

I’m thankful for a quiet (allbeit messy) house with the sun shining through the window on me.

I’m thankful for furkids who love me unconditionally.

I’m thankful for my family, however weird they might be they’re all mine and I wouldn’t be me without them.

I’m thankful for friends, new and old, who love me despite my faults and embrace me for me.

I’m thankful for a paycheck every other week that allows me to have a home and food and things to keep me safe warm and healthy.

I’m thankful for being a music fan because without music I never would have met so many of the wonderful people in my life, I wouldn’t have had the great experiences I’ve had, and I wouldn’t have rediscovered my love of writing which also brought amazing people into my life.

I’m thankful that I’m loved and have the ability to love others.

I’m thankful that I have a partner in crime at work to make the days less crapalicious.

I’m thankful for coffee and Prozac! hehe…

And last but not least, I’m thankful that I am able to be thankful for so many things.


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Lou Shawl, part 2

I  ended up ripping out the shawl.  The perfectionist in me couldn’t bear the idea of giving a gift with such a crappy error in it.  I can’t for the life of me figure out what I want to do for this shawl.  I’ve looked at a billion different patterns, tried a few, hated them all.  I saw this one today via a knitting community in livejournal and I love the look but it doesn’t exactly work for the yarn I have.  Which would mean another trip to the LYS for new yarn.  But Lou does live in Georgia so the lightweight of this pattern would be good.  Bah!  I’m beginning to think that I need to work on a different project so that I can finish something and feel the satisfaction of having a FO and then maybe I’ll feel motivated to work on the shawl.

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