Monday, November 26, 2007

Keeping Busy

Thanksgiving was great. I made two new dishes, altering the directions on both somewhat. They were both awesome! I tried a sausage stuffing, it was Emeril's stuffing contest winner (Down Home Italian Dressing), but I did not follow the instructions completely, instead doing the Irish girl version, and it was to die for. I also tried a new recipe that was in a magazine for fresh green beans with sweet red peppers, mushrooms, and caramelized onions. It was oh, so sweet! I took lots of pictures of everyone, and will download some to add to this post. Spent all day Friday scrapbooking, as well as Saturday until it was time to go out ~ Mexican food and margaritas, baby! Sunday was Christmas shopping, watching one of my favorite movies 'Godfather II' and reading a good mystery. Today is the last day of my vacation, and since it is raining, I plan on watching some good movies and scrapbooking. I am halfway through one album, then I need to start an album that I want to make for my father for Christmas (a 'Grandpa' book) and another gift idea I have been toying with.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Preparations

Thanksgiving is over, now its time to think about Christmas, which will be here before we know it. I have so much to do. How will I ever get ready? I have spent the last two days scrapbooking, that is where my mind is.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Anyone?

Well, its the day before Thanksgiving. I precut all the veggies this morning. Tomorrow I just have to mix things together and pop everything in the oven. I have been going since 3am, so I need to get to sleep early and get my birdie ready by 8am. Gotta charge up the camera for lots of pictures. Matthew and Jen are outside with a couple of buddies, working on his truck. They have been working on it all week. I finally got out and took pictures of the progress today. Between Jen and I, he will have a nice scrapbook of all his vehicles and 'projects'. Well, gotta run out and get some wine for tomorrow, then we'll call it a night.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Staying Alive

Angela and me in Cape May, August 2007

I am really depressed, this summer was great, but now it's gone. I spent lots of weekends in Cape May, one of my favorite places to be. I have lots of picture of the beach, as well as the Cape May Lighthouse. I love lighthouses, and collect them. Trying to prepare for Thanksgiving; I am hosting the family dinner this year. I must be crazy. Actually, I just love to cook. Finally perfected my spaghetti and chili. In fact, my chili is awesome! Still scrapbooking. I finished an 8x 8 book for Maria as a graduation gift, then did another one, as a birthday present for Patty. That was a collection of pictures all through our years of friendship. What a blast from the past! Now I am scrapping all my Christmas pictures, starting all the way back to my first Christmas, as well as two more gift ideas I have. I could turn this into a full time career if I actually had the time...