Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
My 23lb Tom Turkey is out of the oven and sliced and waiting patiently on the serving tray to be all "gobbled" up. I must say that my turkey is the bomb! Hubby calls it my famous turkey.
I have my dressing in the oven. It is full of sage, giblets, celery, onion and turkey broth. Yummy! I will let it get cooked thoroughly then I will take the foil off and let it get a little crunchy crust on top. Oh I can't wait to dig in!
Also on my stove boiling is fresh sweet potatoes. Soon I will go up and mash them with sugar and butter. Then I will top them with a butter, brown sugar and flour crumble topping and stick it in the oven. Yummy to the second power!
We will also be having mashed potatoes, green beans, yeast rolls, gravy, veggie casserole and more!
And guess what???? It is just the four of us so we will have the great leftovers for the next week. Dawlin' it don't get no better than that!
For dessert we are having pumpkin roll, pumpkin gooey cake, and some turkey shaped chocolate cup cakes. So good!
Soon we will be sitting around the table together enjoying the feast I have prepared. I love to feed my family. I love to spend special days with them.I love to baby them and create these wonderful memories with them.
After dinner we will spend the day together. We will watch movies and keep baking up those wonderful memories that we will store always in our heart.
I am so thankful for my family and I love them so very, very much!
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Also in the living room you will find our Betsy Ross upright piano. I try to teach myself to play; I have a few do it yourself books. My daughter took lessons and still plays some. When our youngest gets a little older I am hoping she also will take lessons. I love to hear people play the piano. Above the piano on the wall you will see two of my five framed Jesus prints. These are some of my favorite things. I enjoy these because it shows a human side of Jesus that you usually don't see in prints. I will work on getting a close up of these prints for you guys on a later post.
This next pix that you see is an anniversary gift from hubby for our fifth anniversary. It is a quite large, although you can't tell from this post, print of the lion laying down with the lamb. It is hanging in the dining room which adjoins the living room in the front of the house.
Above is the centerpiece for fall on the dining room table. As you can see I repeated the same gourds and faux fall leaves from the kitchen but in very tall glass vases, these stand about two and a half feet tall. The dining room table seats six. We don't usually eat in here unless we have company over or unless it is a holiday or on certain weekend dinners. The chair pads are white and are very hard to clean. One day I will get them reupholstered but for now it is what it is. The dining room table is beautiful but is not functional for everyday use. We use our good ole kitchen table for every day eating.
I can't let you leave the tour today without sharing with you my floors. These are my beautiful hardwood floors that you will find throughout my entire upstairs. I am very proud of them and that is why I had to take a picture and show them to you!
This is our largest bathroom upstairs. As you can see it has some remnants of the late 60's when the house was built. Thank goodness for bathfitters...our bath and shower have joined this century.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
To quickly update you...no they don't know what is wrong with me yet. I did see the neurologist at UK that specializes in epilepsy. He will be admitting me to the hospital on November 17th for 3 to 5 days.
He will be taking me off of my current medication, he believes these new yucky developments have have come from a reaction from that medication.
He also asked that I come off of my Lexapro....this is a medication that has come from 2001. It started with I think Paxil then Prozac and now Lexapro. Now granted they are VERY small doses but he feels that these medications are causing my weight to fluctuate up and down and he doesn't think they are good for my body. I had tried to come off Lexapro by myself but I get "brain shivers"...I won't try to explain what those are in a blog but they are very real and very scary. So anyway I have a POA to try to come off my small dosage of Lexapro too.
I start coming off my seizure medication shortly before going into the hospital....those days right before the hospital should be fun. Ugghh.
But anyway. I am going to sort of give you guys a present this afternoon. I know I have been promising pix forever and ever of my home. Well before I say goodbye to my fall decorations and start putting my my Christmas ones I wanted to snap some pix so I will post them this afternoon. :-) I am going to start early with getting my Christmas decorations up and do a little at a time since I am still not up to my usual strength and with me having to take a week a the hospital so close to thanksgiving it will put a damper on things. I want to have it all decorated before December 1st so as to sit back and enjoy December with my family. And since we are maybe, possibly, probably running away from home for Thanksgiving weekend that also knocks another weekend out. :-)
So come right on back this evening cuz....I have a special treat for you!