Tuesday, November 26, 2013

That Busy TIme of Year

Really, what was I thinking?  Taking on a big kitchen cabinet project just as the holiday season shifts into gear was a moment of insanity.

Sunday I made pie crust and went to a poetry workshop and then a reading. Monday I helped my son with a car loan application, went to my "Welcome to the Wonderful World of Medicare" wellness visit, did my volunteer thing at the library, and then had writing group.  Tuesday was do a load of laundry, go grocery shopping, go to the poetry group meeting, then work on finishing up the grand kid's advent baskets.


I am making all the little bags and boxes and filling them with little treats.  Some of the treats are dollar bills that I folded into rings, butterflies, little elf shoes, and bow ties.  (Pinterest is a dangerous place, a slippery slope.  Why, oh why do I fritter my time playing there?)  I need this to be ready for this weekend.

Tomorrow I will need to put together the pies and bake.  I had thought about heading to Connecticut in the afternoon, but the weather seems to be telling me that is not going to happen.  I bought rolls at the market instead of making them as I had planned.  I small dose of reality hit me beside the head and I had a brief moment of clarity--all to fleeting.  I do hope we do not get the nasty weather, or at least that it will be over with by Thursday morning if it does hit tomorrow.

Now there's the buzzer from the dryer.   I have to go fold.  Good grief.  It looks as though the kitchen will be a torn apart mess for a bit longer than I had planned.

Well, I really am hoping to make it to Connecticut.  If not, the Heberts will have no pie and I will have too much.  Pie and wine would have to be my big meal. Hmmm.  Is that a bad thing?

18 comments:

  1. Goodness, girl, how do you do all of that? I am such a slacker. I hope you are able to get to your destination. We are going to my step-daughter's so I don't have to cook. I did get a start on my Christmas shopping tonight. I guess it is full swing ahead. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. You best freeze the pies! A terrible storm isn't worth it , driving in a mess on the highway, risking life and limb. Take care!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  3. Those Advent bags are a cute idea!!! I have many addictions, but thankfully Pinterest isn't one of them. I hope your travels to Connecticut are safe. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

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  4. I hope the weather holds off for you and all the other Thanksgiving travellers. Good luck with the kitchen reno too!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Oh, I am envious of your Advent basket idea. But It's too late now to copy you.
    I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner for nine adults. I'll be baking one pie tomorrow. another is farmed out. We are having mild weather so travel will not be a problem here.
    But I have been hearing dire things about the storm headed your way. i do hope it misses you and you get to be with your family.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I have done the Advent treats for many years now. My daughter looks forward to it because it gets her kids out of bed in the morning.

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  6. Doing all day work. Making of pis is a good one.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  7. I hope the weather is good for you to travel, as well as everyone else. Be careful! We had the winter blast hit us last Thursday and it stuck around until today when we finally got above freezing. I don't venture out on icy streets unless I have to so I was ready to see the sun for sure. Your Advent basket idea is so cute! I too am addicted to Pinterest. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. My goodness, Olga! I feel like a slacker.

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  9. Oh gracious! Would you believe I was about to write the exact same thing as Linda Myers? You are seriously the energizer bunny and I need to borrow some of your get up and go. Pie and wine sounds fine to me.

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  10. You sure do stay busy, Olga. And I really hope that you get to have Thanksgiving with your family. But if the weather does get bad, being stuck home with pie isn't bad...

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  11. I am slowly accepting that everything does not have to be homemade. Bought jar gravy and dinner rolls myself. It is all about eating together.

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  12. Yes, I agree, doing major repairs like that was a bad mistake, especially during the holidays. But, I give you a lot of credit for even considering this. We hired someone to renovate our kitchen and bathrooms and have no regrets.

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    1. Mike would have insisted on getting someone in to do this...one of the many reasons why i miss him so much.

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  13. Holy carp, I'm worn out reading this. So, I'll go take a nap for you! Love the darling Advent bags. Maybe I'll steal/borrow the idea for next year.

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  14. Well, if I have to stay home for the Thanksgiving weekend, I could make some progress on the kitchen cabinets. Although with wine around, that might not work out at all. Sigh.

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  15. Pie and wine sound like a perfect dinner! Especially a homemade pie. Hope your weather isn't to miserable and that tomorrow is a wonderful day.

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  16. Not a bad plan B you have going "in case". Hope you do get to go but nice to have a back up.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving either way.

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