Friday, November 27, 2020

Out of Thanksgiving and into Christmas

Howdy Y'all.  It's been a while.  

I've spent an awful lot of time entering contests.  I was quite sure I was in store for something big when the end of October contests closed.  It sometimes takes two weeks or so before you hear the results.  Oh well.  I am actually getting quite burned out on entering.  After Christmas, I will take a break for a while.  

My health is always a roller coaster ride.  I had quite a long spell of not feeling good.  I felt like it lasted about a month this time.  Then one day it just adjusted itself and I am doing pretty good.  My Endocrinologist retired and I have to start over with a new one.  So many questions and words of advice.  Also time for an eye exam and mammogram.  I would like to get it done this year but need to get off my caboose and do it.  

The election had me quite stressed out.  I just didn't think I could live through another four years of him.  I started feeling a little better until I figured out he was going to be holding on to the door frame as they dragged him out.  I've been playing catchup, but I've read most of your posts by now.  I understand many of you guys are feeling the same way.  I would say let's just get to the Inauguration but I fully expect him to continue holding "events" and come up with a slogan about the steal.  I don't think we've heard the last of him.  

I spent Thanksgiving home alone.  I talked to a few neighbors on my first dog walk and then some others on my second outing.  I thought my sister was bringing over some food for me but I guess we got our wires crossed.  It was probably a good thing or I would have been eating pie all day with the rest of the Thanksgiving meal as a side.  My son and daughter each had Thanksgiving at their own home with just their families.  I was invited to all but I just couldn't risk it. 

I thought I would be more let down because I love the whole Thanksgiving food and family get together but I guess all the quarantining has become my norm.  It felt like any other day and I did feel superior for not having overindulged in sweets.  

I ordered some new Christmas stencils and here is one I did yesterday.  


Black Friday tomorrow.  I realized looking at all the sales brochures and emails that I really didn't need anything.  I did buy myself a gorgeous KitchenAid Mixer for $199 but then canceled the order and bought one for $10.  I'm sure the $10 won't be great but as little as I will use it for making cookies with the Grand Girls, it will be fine.  Besides, who am I kidding?  No diabetic needs a fancy mixer that will beg to be used to make cookies and cakes.  Nope, hand-mixer will be fine.  

I did order a Dyson Pet Hair Special vacuum.  It really does make a difference.  I'm not going to tell you I had to empty it twice during the whole apartment extra special clean up.  That would be embarrassing.  

I was always the one who liked electrical items for presents.  It didn't matter if it came from Home Depot or Target, I loved it.  My poor Mom kept trying to give me beautiful china and glasswares until the year she gave me something with a plug apologizing and I don't remember what it was except I loved it.  Strange child I was. I blame it on the 60s.  

More later ...


  1. Barbara it is good to hear from you and know you are okay. You were wise to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings despite how difficult it must have been. Take care!

  2. Jim and I also had a very quiet at home Thanksgiving. However I did make the big meal. But didn't make a dessert. Jim prefers more turkey and stuffing for his dessert. Glad you are feeling better. When we wash Skitz's blanket and bed, the dog hair is incredible. And she really doesn't seem to shed much. I just saw on the news where he said he'd leave the white house if the electoral college votes for Biden but he will not concede because it was all a fraud. December 14 can't come fast enuf.

  3. I like your stencils.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better and glad you did not embarrass yourself by talking about the vacuuming.;)

  4. Good to see you posting again. I mirror your feelings about the political climate but am encouraged that things will look better after we get past the January 21th. I hope the new year also brings you better health so you're not riding the roller coaster anymore.

  5. Where's all that pet hair coming from, LOL?

  6. Think you were so smart to have stayed in on Thanksgiving. I did also for those of us with underlying conditions, just can't take the chance. Goodness, now you have me craving the Dyson pet hair vacuum.
    Hope you are feeling much better soon.

  7. Glad to hear from you. I stayed home yesterday too. I miss my kids and grandkids, but I like being home and always find something to entertain myself. I could probably top your vacuum is pretty grubby around here...plan to dust and do floors before I put the tree up this weekend.