~Christmas is ONE month from TODAY!
~Curtis left after work yesterday to go out of state until sometime tomorrow. So, Allison and I are having "girl time." We haven't done much of anything but we are having fun just relaxing and being silly. We both miss Curtis and can't wait to see him!
~Believe me when I tell you that it is HOT in this house! The thermostat is reading 78 and the room it is in is the coolest room in the house. The weather was just perfect today...not cold and snowy and not hot and sweaty. I could have it like this all year!
~I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I tried a new recipe this year and it went over well. Curtis had 3 helpings and my Dad even had 2 and said it was "real good"...which is a huge compliment from my Dad. My brother even tried it and said it was good and he is always difficult! It was a sweet potato recipe that I got off of Heather D. Whites's blog. It is her Aunt Jan's Sweet Potatoes. You have to try it. I promise you'll love it too!
~This is my baker's rack and it has been home to Allison's movies since her collection started. I've weeded a ton of them out but she still has so many. This baker's rack is being moved back into the kitchen where it belongs. My problem is that I have no idea where the movies will go. Any suggestions? This has to happen because our tree is claiming that corner for Christmas. I think after Christmas I am going to have Curtis build me a huge shelf unit to hang on the wall right behind where it currently sits. I can't have something that sits on the floor because the register is on that wall. I saw something in a magazine one time where they made a cabinet and used a huge artist's canvas for the door. They justed used a piano hinge to put it on. I'm thinking that may work since it wouldn't be that heavy of a door. They also had a huge picture of a little girl blown up and decoupaged on it. I was thinking maybe I could decorate it with family photos or something...maybe a much bigger variation of this canvas that I did a while ago.
~Check out my new fuzzy slippers that my sister bought me for my birthday! I know it's a little early but she always gives me my presents on Thanksgiving since I probably won't see her until Christmas. They just about match my new holiday rug that I bought for my entrance.
~Here is a sneak peek at my new bedroom furniture. It's cherry and so beautiful but dangerous! There is a corner on the armoire that sticks out further than my old chest of drawers and I have a nasty bruise on my thigh from it. The bruise is about 6 inches long by 3 inches wide and is disgusting. I thought about taking a picture of it to show you all but I make it a habit to keep this body covered at all times. I wouldn't want to scare any of you! Anyway, I can't wait until the Spring so I can repaint and redo the whole room. I'll be sure to share pics when I have it completed!
~Here's another birthday present! This is from my Mom and Dad. I love Crock Pots! This one is a 6 quart oval one with a hinged lid. How cool is that! The one that I usually use is a 5 quart round and I have to stuff it to the rim sometimes...especially when I do a roast. Mine also only has a low and high setting and this one has a warm setting. I think that will be my favorite feature. I can have the sitter turn it to warm when she gets Allison off the bus and dinner should be perfect by the time Crutis and I get home from work. I can't wait to use it!
~How do you like my new Holiday flag? It's a little wrinkled but those will be gone shortly. I got it from Home Interiors & Gifts. By the way, I'm a new Decorating Consultant for them so if you need anything, let me know! Oh, and check out the sky behind the flag...isn't it gorgeous?
~Have you met "Kitty" yet? She is Allison's buddy and we almost lost her at the Chinese restaurant last week. We noticed she wasn't with us in the car only minutes from home. Curtis made an illegal turn (which is so not like him) to head back to the restaurant and I think it was the longest drive EVER! Thankfully, it was still there but I was prepared to put on rubber gloves and go through the trash! It's not like we haven't done that at my restaurant for someone who left their retainer wrapped in a napking on a plate...actually, I believe one of our cooks climbed into the garbage dumpster to find it. YUK! YUK! YUK! Actually, the whole experience reminded me of when my best friend Susan and her daughter, Stephanie (check out her blog here), came to visit me when I lived in Northern Virginia. Stephanie must have been 2-3 and she left "Teddy" on one of the seats at the airport. They had just walked down the jetway to the plane and I heard a commotion and it was Susan in a panic looking frantically for "Teddy." Thankfully, he was found also and is still Stephanie's buddy today. I believe he went to Westminster College with her!
That's it for now!
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