Friday, September 14, 2012
Christmas shopping, hard times and thigh fires
We had breakfast for dinner:
2 eggs (I like mine over hard if I don't scramble them), homemade chicken apple sausage patties and whole grain pancakes with pumpkin pie spice. The sides are 1 tbsp coconut syrup and 2 tbsp light maple syrup. It was so good. Sometimes breakfast for dinner is just the way to go!
I got my advent calendar in the mail last night...
Yes, I'm in my 30's and I still get advent calendars. Don't judge me. Actually, I don't care if you do...I like 'em and I'm not apologizing for it. I've also got my Christmas shopping started. My one friend is almost done. Brat. I feel so inadequate. Anyone else got their Christmas shopping started?
I need to make a to do list for the Mr's b-day party, things I need to get done around the house and a jaunt I need to plan. I'm getting headaches every day for the past two days and when I don't have a list together it means I'm going to have the tornado dream and I'm not up for it this week.
In addition to approaching my emotional week o' the month, it's coinciding with two big losses in our lives. Five years ago today we had to make the decision to put our dog to sleep. She was in major pain, wasn't herself anymore and you could tell every day was misery for her. She was a shell of her former self and we know we made the right decision. She was the Mr's first dog and my first dog as an adult that was just mine and not my parents. We still miss her something fierce. I think tonight we'll go visit her and put the fall flowers on her grave. Then in two days, it'll be eight years since the Mr's dad passed. He was a wonderful man and taken from us far too soon by cancer. So it's always a sad time for us but we try to focus on the joy they brought to our lives and smile more than we shed tears. I just know both of those events were tailspin moments for me especially with depression. It was horrible. I swear I didn't know if I was going to make it through five years ago but I'm glad I did!
I was perusing Avenue's new fall catalog and ran across these:
Me: "Why is it hot in here?"
The Mr: "Honey! Stop, drop and roll!!"
Kudos to the heavier gal that can actually pull them off without 2nd degree burns on her inner thighs!
I'm having a belated birthday gathering with a friend tomorrow so that should be fun. I'm making homemade meatball subs to bring with us in this stainless steel thermos. It looks to be a perfect day weather wise with a cold front coming in. I am READY baby! I've been looking forward to this time of year since the first 80 degree day!
What do you guys have planned for the weekend?
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