Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Getting caught up

We had the Ts here Sunday and Monday … and when the Ts are here, Nana doesn’t spend much time on the computer.  I thought about trying to sneak in a Monday post last night after the Ts went home, so I could meet my challenge to post my thankfulness every day this month.  But by the time I sat down last night, I was too exhausted to think coherently (not that my thoughts are all that coherent under the best of circumstances – ha!).  So today I play “catch up”.

I had hopes of getting out with the Ts to do something fun, since the weather was supposed to be nice, but it never got quite warm enough to really spend very long outside.  But that’s ok … we made our own fun here.  We played games, watched a couple of movies, played with building blocks and Legos, delivered Scout popcorn, and just enjoyed our time together.  The house is just way too quiet this morning. 

Speaking of a quiet house, there’s nothing on my agenda today.  I’ve tidied up the house and got caught up on cleaning … nothing much else I that I need to do other than finish up laundry.  That means I should have my afternoon and evening free … I plan to take it easy – do a little quilting.  The next 5-6 days will be especially busy ones, so I’m hoping to rest up so I’ll be ready to go when the fun begins.  Winking smile

I’m thankful for:
  • Time with my Ts … which gives DD and DSIL some much-needed time together as a couple

  • Finding more apps for my iPhone … Star Wars Angry Birds … perfect for my Star Wars loving grandson!

  • Getting together with family for Thanksgiving … working with DD to prepare the meal

  • A lazy day at home to get caught up on stuff around the house (including quilting Winking smile)

  • God’s grace Red heart


  1. A lazy day to to whatever is a great day! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Glad you have a lazy afternoon ahead of you - enjoy! My list is long but it's all because people I love are coming for the holiday so that's ok! Happy Thanksgiving! ~Jeanne

  3. I need to start working on cleaning too...

    The temps on the forecast looked warm, but I didnt ever feel like it GOT warm here too

  4. I would love a day all to myself - but my husband is retired and my daughter and son live here - so I don't get too many of them. ENJOY IT! sandie

  5. That is a very nice list. I just finished the cleaning and the shopping so I am ready for the cooking. I am so exhausted when I take care of the of all of the grands. I have no clue why. I never can think either.
    Have a wonderful day today. I think I am going to try to sew a bit today too.

  6. Hope you had a great day! One of my little ones just left, and I have to shift into overdrive and get with it tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Boy, do I understand that kind of exhaustion when the grandkids come to visit. My granddaughter hits the floor running in the morning and never stops till bedtime. Love her to death but she wears me out! LOL

    You asked about hobo beans on my blog. Here's the recipe:

    1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 can whole kernel corn, drained
    1 can cream style corn
    1 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup melted butter
    1/3 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 Tbsp sugar
    Grated parmesan cheese, to taste

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Spray a 2-quart casserole with Pam.

    In a bowl, combine all the ingredients but the muffin mix. Stir to mix. Add muffin mix. Stir well.

    Pour into casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes. Remove.
    Sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes or until center is firm.

  8. I am always tired after I have the grands over but I keep looking for opportunities cause I know they are little for such a short period of time. Nice to have an afternoon by yourself before the holiday...hope you enjoy it.

  9. God's grace is indeed a blessing and something to be thankful for! I bet you slept great after having the T's there!


  10. The Hobo beans in the comments sounds like Corn Pudding to me!
    Sounds like you had a great time with the T's. Nothing is more important than them!


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