~ Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving! It was FREEZING here; it got down into the 20’s early Thanksgiving morning, but it did warm up quite a bit throughout the day, for which I was THANKFUL!
~ My Cracker Barrel copycat Hash Brown Casserole was a success! It was SO good. In fact, I didn’t bring home any leftovers and I am TOTALLY regretting that, as I sit here craving my hash brown casserole!
~ The reason I didn’t bring home any leftovers is because the kids are with their dad for T-day this year, and I’m getting them tomorrow morning. Then we’ll be going to my parents’ house for a post-Thanksgiving feast! Also, my niece is taking Elayna to see Hunger Games.
~ All of the food was so good. My MIL made green bean casserole, my mom made her fudge which we all LOVE, as well as a new recipe: German Chocolate Upside Down cake, which was DELICIOUS and I don’t even like traditional german chocolate cake. My niece made a broccoli casserole that my husband could NOT stop raving about (I don’t eat broccoli so I can’t vouch for its delicious-ness). My dad grilled some of Byron’s venison sausage. Mmmm, good stuff!
~ Somehow, in all the eating and playing, I only managed to take one picture…..of the Turkey Bread I got from Publix. It’s become a tradition, so I had to take a picture before we ate it.
~ I had so much fun crawling around on the floor with Hayleigh, and making Alexis smile by telling her about the magic of chicken nuggets, french fries, and cookies. Formula gets old after a while, ya know?
Happy Girls! (pics stolen from their Mama’s Facebook page since apparently I only photograph bread.)
~ On Thanksgiving Eve afternoon, I went out to lunch with my Best Friend, Danielle. We hardly ever do that and I was so glad to have that time to catch up, although of course, it’s never enough. Fortunately, I get to see her again on Sunday for her daughter’s 18th Birthday Party! I can’t believe our kids are growing up so fast. Danielle and I have been friends since we were about 15 years old!
~ That morning, I had my first physical therapy session. They did ice and massage therapy. It felt really good at the time, and for about 30 minutes afterward; then my back started spasming. That did not feel good AT ALL.
~ That afternoon, I went grocery shopping at Publix. On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Do I get a medal for that?
I just smiled at everyone and waited patiently in any “traffic jams”. There’s just no sense in trying to hurry and being impatient/grouchy in a situation like that!
~ Last night I had a crazy dream. I dreamed that we had a rarely used extra room in our home, and one day I went in there to find it infested…..with….TURTLES. (for those of you who don’t know, I LOVE turtles.) There was a Mommy turtle, a Daddy turtle, and DOZENS of babies. The babies bit our toes when you walked into the room! Once we opened the door, they spread throughout the house, and my home was full of adorable, toe-biting baby turtles.
I am thankful that I have so much to be thankful for!
Hope y’all have a wonderful and long weekend!