Monday, November 26, 2007

catching my breath

Wow!!! Thanksgiving has come and gone!! Wanted to post and tell you all the things I am thankful for and I missed that! With our computer still MIA it is hard to post.
Thanksgiving was awesome!! the turkey was the best! My brother Don said it was the best turkey he has EVER moist! Two years ago I lused martha Stewart's recipe with the brinig and all and it was horrible. Dry and a pain in the butt. This year I just rubbed it with herbs and butter on top and under the skin and put apples, lemons, celery, carrots, and onions in the cavity and it was FANTABULOUS!
We had 2 of my brothers and their families over and as always we had a superb time. My Grandma from Florida is here visiting for the holidays. It is always a blast to have her around. She is a kick in the pants. So thankful for so many things. So blessed!!
I hope that all of your holiday celebrations were wonderful and you all were able to take some time to enjoy the moments.
Christmas is up and going. Makenna and I got up early and were off by 7:00 a.m. to get to the great deals out there. We did manage to pick up some good stuff at Kohl's and at the mall. We made it to our annual Cheesecake Factory lunch. Yummy! So fun to spend some time with her just the two of us. Wish i could post some pictures but I don't have my camera with me her at work.
I still need to post some pictures of the projects that I am working on. I will bring my camera tomorrow and get those up.

I am trying not to get to crazy this year and bogged down with all the details of Christmas this year. I know that I keep saying that...I am hoping that reminding all of you will then in turn remind me. You can definitely tell that the Christmas season is here with the extra traffic and packed parking lots. My goal is to smile at least twice a day at some random person. You never know, it may just bring a smile back at someone somewhere down the line. I don't know I am such a dork!
I better get back to work..get those projects done so that I can post them! You are going to LOVE one of them.


Jane (Thorson) Wielenga said...

Hi Suezi -

I was just on Stephanie's blog and she mentioned you had one, so I decided to stop in and say Hi!! Also, I had dinner Saturday night with Paula (Anderson), Karen (Cannizaro) and Lynda (Kaufman) - my buddies from Orange. We still get together often and will have our annual Christmas party coming up shortly. I still laugh at the small world it is when we "found" each other on the cruise. Are you going again in April? Not sure for me, yet.

Jane (Thorson) Wielenga

Cheryl McCarley said...

I had a horrible turkey experience many TG's ago. I used a Martha recipe that called for cheese clothe, yes really, cheese clothe. It was dry as a bone. Now my lovely prepares the turkey and it comes out wonderful every time. I think we're thinking the same about Christmas. We need to bring the enjoyment back the way we remember it. Family. Friends. Love. Peace. It's way too commercial now.