Working the Thanksgiving Holiday

Every so often, I work on Thanksgiving. This is one of those years. I am a nurse. It happens. This year, I had plans to get my go-to working-on-Thanksgiving-quick-and-easy-dinner menu items, but then I got sick with the worst head cold of my life. I didn't feel like going anywhere to buy anything for any … Continue reading Working the Thanksgiving Holiday

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My birthday

  I hope you all had fun with me this week. In addition to the week of cakes, my daughter gifted me with a cake today, bringing my total to eight for the week, and this is the one with which we celebrated with singing and candles. Here is today's cake from Wells IGA: Caramel … Continue reading My birthday

Dance Party

Something unusual happened today: I have my empty house to myself! The planets must have aligned! This is as rare and as exciting to me at 53 as it was when I was 16. As a matter of fact, the first time I was ever allowed to stay home alone in my house was when … Continue reading Dance Party

The day I ate whatever I wanted

When I read the title of this book by Elizabeth Berg, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, I thought, YESSSSS!!!! That's all I want! To eat whatever I want! So in honor of my birthday month, I did that today. Full disclosure: I was using food to comfort myself because I had to work … Continue reading The day I ate whatever I wanted

Thanksgiving dinner for one

It so happens that I will be working Thanksgiving (as is the majority of my family) and therefore I will be a Party of One for Thanksgiving Dinner. I also plan to continue my NaNoWriMo efforts and so will have very little time for cooking and such. I do, however, love food. And, you know, eating. So, here's my … Continue reading Thanksgiving dinner for one

Minions!!

If you love the minions and are trolling for minion products to surround yourself with happiness, I am here to lend you a hand. Walmart has small packages of minion stickers in the card/party section and boxes of minion bandaids in the (you guessed it) the bandaid section. Both are inexpensive, under $3. The Women's section has … Continue reading Minions!!

At the movies (or, Hell is other people)

I was done with trying to align the planets so that I could go see a movie with my husband. I decided that, if I wanted to see This is Where I Leave You at the theater, I would have to go by myself. I rarely will cough up the cash to sit in a … Continue reading At the movies (or, Hell is other people)