Please pass the turkey!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful turkey day with your families. With all that is going in the world, today is a great time to stop and be thankful for what we have. Me, I'm thankful for the many blessings in my life.

So from my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!


T Minus 2 Days

I'm so excited, it's almost turkey day! I'm looking forward to the smell of roasting turkey filling the house, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and football! I love Thanksgiving! This year I'm cooking the turkey (again), mashed potatoes, and yams. My SIL is bringing dessert: bread pudding (yummy)! Of course, it wouldn't be complete without wine!

I won't be participating the any of the Black Friday festivities. Instead Jay and I will be driving up to Sonoma for a day of tasting, eating, and shopping.


Time for Tea

I gave myself a little treat last week after my make n' take here and I went to for a spot of tea at Thyme for Tea in Niles District in Fremont. Actually, it wasn't just a spot it was Victorian high tea complete with scone and lemon curd, cucumber tea sandwich, chicken sandwhich, a yummy petit four and a whole sort of other goodies! I had a wonderful time! The only unnerving thing was that they were already playing Christmas songs. I'm a goof, I forgot my camera so I don't have any picture of the loveliness!

Anyhow, this was the perfect inspo for pictures from my friend's bridal shower.

Used the May Cocoa Daisy Kit


Post it like you stole it...

and that is exactly what I'm doing! I got this from Laurie's blog. All the things that are bolded are things that I've done!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (many times!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke (every chance I get!)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (I was little and it was done by my uncle!)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (Good times!)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (does Creative Memories count?)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (hehehe. . . met The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson while I was working out!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day


Just a Suggestion

I think libraries should be open on a holiday, especially on one where both parents and children have off (of course this should not apply to July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas). A library is a wonderful place for families to spend a day or at least part of a day. I decided yesterday that I would visit my local library to get a card and maybe check out a book, but it was CLOSED. Acckkk! I'll head there tomorrow after my make and take for another try.

Here's a new page a did from our recent vacation.


Get out the funk

On Friday, someone said that I looked sad, which really perplexed me because I wasn't feeling particularly blue. I later realized that my subconciense must be hard at work with negativity. Thus I woke this morning at 7 a.m., and after taking the dogs, worked out. Yes, I did weights and a light walk/run. Much to my surprise, it felt very invigorated! I've taken care of my to-do's and I am ready to tackle the fun stuff!

I need to get into a routine while I'm job hunting! I think I'm starting to go kind of stir crazy being at home all day.


Election Day

I LOVE election night!! I hope everyone has done their civic duty today (or in the past couple weeks) by VOTING! We are so lucky to live in a country that allows us freedom of choice. This is going to be a long night!!

I trekked into San Francisco yesterday afternoon for a couple interviews with recruiters and got caught in the downpour after my last meeting. Luckily, the entrance to the BART station wasn't too far away and I was out of that mess quickly.

J and I had a great weekend just relaxing. Here are two layouts I did.

Off to enjoy election night results!


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