Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Look!

I've never changed the look on my blog so easily! This time there were no adjustments to the columns, no changing the text colors or the link colors, and everything looked good the first try! Geez - must be my day! ;0)

Thanksgiving went well - everyone was here early and we didn't have to wait on the bird too long. Mom wasn't happy with her pies - not enough cinnamon in the pumpkin and not enough corn starch in the chocolate. My noodles had issues but I completely blame the lack of my pasta roller! No fires with the deep fryer and no planning for Black Friday shopping.

Yesterday, I went full bore into Christmas. Even the stockings are hung by the fireplace with care...if I had a fireplace. Just a few more things to wrap up and the decorating will be finished. Next up cookies!

We've even got most of our holiday plans settled...Olgebay Park, The Nutcracker, The Candle Lighting at Roscoe Village, and JE Reeves Museum. I've already gone to see the trees at Warther's. I think the weekend of Dec 3rd is my only weekend still open.

I'm quite excited about all of the events but the Candle Lighting is hopefully a new tradition. As it stands all of the females on my dad's side of the family are going -- mom, my sister, DD, my aunt, a cousin, her DD, my other cousin's wife and daughter and myself. I don't know that we have ever ALL gotten together and done something. This should be an event! The plan is to start here having sandwiches and head off to see the caroling and watch the tree lighting. But, what I most want to happen is to have a picture of us all in front of the tree before we leave!

Today is the last OSU game and we are up against Michigan. Can the Buckeye's pull off another miracle like Wisconsin? That remains to be seen. If we were to win I think the Bucs would be bowl eligible - the next question would be will the NCAA allow them to go?

Well, everyone it's a wrap -- time to go start some laundry. Ha - gotta tell this quick. The other day the boy went to get into the shower and saw there were no clean towels in the bathroom. He headed to the washer/dryer hoping to find some. He called upstairs that there were no clean towels. I knew there was a basket down there. Here someone had kicked the clean basket of towels over to the dirty cloths side of the laundry area and the boy had piled dirty towels on top of the clean. Oops. Both the boy and DH had to dry off with hand towels. I kinda got a giggle out of that one.

Now, it really is a wrap - have a great weekend and I hope your laundry is done too! hehe


CalamityJr said...

Great Thanksgiving, great plans - now for a great game! (Hey, it doesn't hurt to lump it in with the other greats - maybe no one will notice and we'll win!) I intentionally didn't mention your not-so-great laundry re-do so I wouldn't jinx our Buckeyes - oops, guess I just did!

Jules said...

You have inspired me to change the look of my blog to a wintery theme -- EARLY!

Your plans sound like so much fun! And I agree that you need to document your outing with all of your family members with a photo. That sounds like it will be an incredible day for you all!

As to the Buckeyes, I sure hope they whip the Wolverines' butts! And I also hope that my Spartans do an incredible butt-whipping to the Northwestern team.

Faye said...

Wow Denise!! You have gotton alot done already!!! Congrats... Hoping the game is a win and your wrapping gets done. Thanks for the inspiration!! Faye

Catherine said...

Okay...with all you have done and planned, I need to kick my butt in to gear!! Sounds like you have a lot of fun planned! Unfortunately, with three boys and my husband, my laundry is never done! ;)

Deborah said...

I need to get started. My tree isn't up, my packages aren't wrapped and the shopping isn't finished. You are doing great!

Kaisievic said...

Oh, I love your new look - very christmassy and very stylish. I also adore your christmas tree - I am putting mine up next weekend, I think.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Chris said...

I think your blog looks great. I love the background.
It sounds like you are ready for a great month. Lots of fun activities. Your tree looks beautiful.

Karen said...

YOur tree is so pretty! Kudos to getting your decorating done... looks like you are going to be busy!

happy stitching...

Siobhán said...

Your tree looks so pretty! What a fun thing to do with the females in your family--the lighting ceremony sounds like such fun!

Pumpkin said...

Your tree looks fantastic! Gee, you have one busy holiday season!!!! LOL!