still here

It’s rare that I’m too busy to post at least a couple of blogs a week, but that has been the case for the past month or so. I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now, and I’m hoping it’s not a train.

Thanksgiving was a success. I’ve been intimidated by that meal (the making/serving part of it, not the eating part) for a long time, so it was good to face it. It was less scary than I’d worked it up to be. A lot of work, sure, but technically not that hard if you know how to follow directions. Or, I should say, if you know how to follow directions AND your directions are good (which mine are, thanks to my mother). My only complaint about the meal is that we didn’t have enough left-over turkey. I bought a bird based upon the size recommended for meal and left-overs for the number of people who were coming. I should have realized that the recommendation only works if your people eat the entire bird. We tend to only go for the breasts in my family. Ahem. So I’ll buy a bigger bird next time.

My sister-in-law’s baby shower was last weekend, and it was also a success. Since I gave a friend a shower the day before Halloween and then had Thanksgiving and this shower, I sort of feel like I’ve been running my own events company. And it’s been fun. If only I could shrug off the day job. It really gets into the way of all of the fun shit I’d like to do. Ahhh, but the fun shit doesn’t pay the bills.

Usually I’ve completed my Christmas shopping by now, but this year I didn’t even start until Monday. I’m almost done though, thanks to the internet. I let my fingers do the walking. Put little shoes on them and everything.