Living the Life

Okay, some of you may have thought I had a meltdown about the election, but I really didn’t. I still do not believe Biden won or at least, won fairly, but the lawyers will see.  So I’m living the life. The life before Biden because the life after is not to be borne.

I have been so busy and it seems every time we do anything I forget to take pictures so this is another pictureless blog, but I will try to make up for it next time.

David took a week off and did some much needed chores around the house. It seems when he is home I get NOTHING done except think about what to feed him.  I’m looking forward to next week when he is back at work and I have a whole day not having to think about food.  He says he doesn’t eat much, but I have cooked more this week than others recently.  Of course there-was our first Thanksgiving dinner where we had my daughter-in-love, her husband and our three grandchildren for dinner.  Our two sons were out of town and our daughter, who has MS was quarantining herself.   We had a great time and the meal was good, but like all other meals I have prepared and served at past family dinners, I forgot one dish.  We had all eaten and had our dessert when I remembered what I had forgotten.  I had good home frozen corn that I had cooked and put in a bowl to reheat in the microwave and as we sat there at the table, all of us stuffed, I suddenly remembered the corn.  I got it out and placed it on the table and would you believe almost everyone took a helping and in some cases two helpings and ate the corn.  They love my home grown frozen corn.  I had frozen it specifically for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Anyway, there isn’t much left of it.

I have been finishing up some Christmas gifts which I can’t show yet.  I really put the pressure on myself this year and you will see why after I post the pictures one day. I’ve also been busily knitting socks. I think I’ve knitted about fifteen pair this year.  Maybe more. Every time I would get a pair completed, I would put them in a bag upstairs out of sight and I haven’t counted them lately.

The puppies are growing so big. We took them to the vet’s this week and they weighed 37 and 39 pounds. The vet said they were slightly overweight because she couldn’t feel their ribs.  I thought they were slightly thin.  I put them on a four cup a day diet down from six cups a day.  They seem ravenous all the time.

We went to our daughter’s house today to take them leftovers from our dinner and when we came home the puppies had torn through the screen door on our porch and I saw Lucy running around scattering shoes we take off out there.  David is working on the door as I type. I’m interested to see what he is doing. I asked him a while ago to put a cover over the screen in the door because I knew something like this would happen. They had already chewed a hole in some of the screen before. Next Summer David has several screens to replace.

It’s a rainy, chilly day today. We drove over to Nashville in Brown county where our daughter lives.  Usually this time of year there is a lot of traffic going to Nashville as it’s a touristy little town with lots of cute shops, but because of the “virus” things have slowed down and traffic was very light. It was fun to see houses along the way that have their Christmas lights on or ready.  One little house just outside Nashville has a huge amount of those blow up lights, Santa, snowmen, etc., and when they are deflated their yard looks like a lot of dead blow up toys are on the ground.  But going by their house at night is a  treat.

We will be decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving. I like to celebrate one holiday at a time and I think Thanksgiving has been pushed aside for Christmas in the past, but this year so many of us have so much to be thankful for. It’s been a very strange year, especially for those who are used to getting out every day. Me, it hasn’t affected as much as I’m a pretty stay at home kind of person only getting out once in a while.  Now when I get out things seems so different in some ways and of course, there are the masks we have to wear, which I hate with a passion.  I managed to get out and get a haircut. I haven’t had anything done professionally to my hair since Spring and my hair had grown clear down my back. I did color it myself which my beautician immediately noticed and said I needed a touch up.  He cut my hair shoulder length with layers and it feels so much better. I’m going to go in in a few weeks and get a color and trim.  I almost feel human again.  I wasn’t going to go get my hair cut until the mask mandate was over, but since it looks like we will all be wearing masks into infinity, I knew I needed to do something.

I have an idea for a blog that’s been brewing in my head, but I have to get some things together and get some pictures taken before I write it.   It’s about old books.  Do you love old books?   Do you even read books any longer or is all your reading done on Kindle?   I do read a lot on Kindle, but I do love old books.

I will see you on the other side of Thanksgiving and may you all have a very blessed one.  Bye.

 

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