Thursday, November 20, 2008

What a wonderful Saturday. Cold outside. The temperatures hovering around 20 degrees. And the sky was the most beautiful blue (and please no one comment that the sky is not really blue, its just all the pollution in the air) Ace and I took our honeymoon mid October. We got married in August, but we both love the fall and I had never been to the Smokeys so that is where we went. God was surely with us. It was 80 degrees at the base of the mountain and about 60 degrees at the very top. And the most beautiful blue skies. Todays sky reminded me of those Smokey Mountain skies... Once someone tells me how to post a picture on this thing, I'll show you some of the most gorgeous views made for man. Anyway, back to my Saturday. Ace and I got up around 6:30 (now isn't that just down right wrong on a Saturday morning) Lowe's opens at 6:30 you know. In the morning... early morning...We're once again back to making our annual Christmas presents. I'm not going to give it away, but it is an original. It's going to be our Smokey Mountain baskets and that is all I have to say on that subject. So off to Lowe's we go... I LOVE THAT STORE! Makes me feel like I can tackle any project at home someone throws at me. I have to drag Ace away from all the power tools. We've spent a mini fortune just getting the garage ready for us to work in. Flourescent lights, heaters, work benches, multiple types of saws and drills. But its fun and we only get to splurge like this once a year. Ace and I don't exchange presents and we use the money we save to make even more special Christmas items. Then at tax time we reward ourselves with a little something Last year it was surround sound system for the living room. But as you can tell, I tend to get off my subject when I start rambling. So it's Saturday I'm going to be little miss susie homebaker today. I make noodles until I can't see straight. Do you realize how many noodles you get out of dozen eggs. A lot... So they're laying on the counter drying out for our Yummy Thanksgiving dinner up north with my parents. Z1 and his future fiance aren't coming with us this year. They're going to Illinois to L1's grandparents for Thanksgiving. I don't like not having all of my family with me at Thanksgiving, but I guess I have to learn to share my boys with other women.... So noodles made... I started on the made from scratch banana bread. It smelled heavenly in the house. Then, like I haven't made enough already, I had to make Ace his pecan pie. I believe that you need to train for Thanksgiving and Christmas like an Olympic game. You have to slowly stretch the stomach so it can hold all the sumptuous food that must be gorged upon. Around 6, I had to drop A1 off at the bowling alley. My ex-sister in law turned 50 yesterday and they surprised her with a birthday party and cosmic bowling. I'm the ex- in that family, but I still get hugs and kisses and I do love them all dearly. You can't spend almost 20 years with a family and then just forget them. Luckily, my ex and I don't have to see each other very much and we've been able to stay friends. I'll have to tell you the story about right after we filed for divorce and he was in a motor cycle accident... I was the most doting ex wife to be you have ever known. I'm like that, even if I don't like you, I can't stand to see anyone down and I'll do whatever is in my power to help them back up, if that is possible. Well, its getting late. Ace is asleep and I'm on my way upstairs to tell some boys to shut down the stereo or they can be wearing it tomorrow morning. I hate that screaming stuff they call music nowadays. So how was your saturday? Hopefully as productive as mine was. I'll try to stop back in and finish another post tomorrow, but now guarantees. I have a couple started, but I wasn't in the right frame of mind to finish them yet. Well, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings for the day. I'm going to sneak upstairs now and have a piece of banana bread and then hit the hay! Good night y'all from Indiana Homegrown

6 comments:

qtpie said...

Anyone know how to change the date and time on this thing. Mines off my 2 days and about 7 hours.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

That does sound like a great day! I can't wait til you start posting pictures to see that Smoky Mountain view and also the baskets that you are making.

When you are composing in blogger, there is an icon in the toolbar that looks like a landscape picture. When you click on that it will bring you to a place where you can browse your computer and select a picture to put into your post. Call me if you need me.

thistlesandmapleleaves said...

altho i'm on wordpress, i'm assuming your time format thingy is smilar on Blogger...on your profile or account information page there should be a section that deals with the time and allows you to adjust it from GMT or what ever it's set on, you just have to do the math and adjust it backward or forward...and if that doesn't help, call your cousin LOL...

looking forward to the pics too....

thistle

Stepping Thru said...

I agree that you have to start training for Thanksgiving and Christmas EARLY. I think I started in about August! Homemade noodles? I have never even had a desire to try those. It's just too easy to grab a bag at the store.

smiles4u said...

Wow! You really are ambitious! I think that is awesome that you and your husband make homemade gifts for Christmas. Very nice. I understand how it feels not being with your children for holidays since mine live so far away. Those homemade noodles sound delicious, as does the bread. I look forward to seeing pictures of your trip to the mountains. I love the mountains and if it were up to me we would live in them or close to them. Happy Monday!

nothingfancy1 said...

Ramblings are always good. Banana bread is even better.

See you next time!