Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  We're officially into Christmas territory now that Thanksgiving is happily behind us.  How exciting!  So how did all of you Americans enjoy your Thanksgiving?  Mine was really nice for a change.  My hubby and I decided to try to make the very best of our holiday despite my crazy family, and we had a wonderful time.  On Friday, we went over to his mom and dad's house for our not-Thanksgiving dinner, which is basically just a frozen lasagna and some leftover rolls.  It was also nice! 

So what have I been up to this past week?  Well, mostly getting ready for and recovering from Thanksgiving.  I don't host any get-togethers at my house anymore.  I used to and I kind of wish I could again, but my dad is in a wheelchair and he wouldn't be able to make it up my stairs into the house and certainly couldn't get up the stairs to the bathroom.  Instead, my family has dinner at my mom's house on Thursday, and we have dinner with Chad's family on Friday. 

That said, I do some cooking for Thanksgiving dinner.  This year, I made the rolls, the Turkey, and the gravy.  The bird came out really nice this year! 

I wet brined it and it was amazingly moist and flavorful.  We're still enjoying the leftovers!  I also learned how to properly truss a turkey this year, too, yay! 

I have a couple of crafty projects in the works at the moment, too, though I haven't been able to work on them as much as I'd like to.  I have a PC project in the works that I forgot to take a picture of, and I also have a cute Christmas table runner being put together.

We also got our Christmas tree up this weekend!  We don't like to decorate it right away though.  We want to kind of draw out the joy of Christmas, so we do a little bit of decorating and celebrating at a time.

The theme for the runner is perfect for the mood of the day.  When I woke up, I saw this out the window:

It's a little hard to see in the picture, but what that is, is about a foot of snow on the roof outside my window.  When I saw that I knew I had to get up because we'd have to shovel the snow.  This is what the front looked like (after shoveling the porch):

We've being hammered with snow today.  It was literally up to my knees at my mom's house and it's still coming down. Thankfully Chad can work from home (he's a programmer).  That's really handy on days like today because we shovel not one, not two, but three houses (ours, our elderly neighbors', and my mom's), and it takes us 1-2 hours to get it all done.  Phew!  I'm grateful I have him to help me.  I'm also grateful that we bought a couple of snowblowers a couple years back.  It used to be a lot harder and take a lot longer when we did it all by hand. 

Had to get the drying rack up because shoveling creates a bunch of wet clothing!

Anyway, we're snuggled up inside today.  We'll probably have to go shovel again after lunch because the snow is coming down heavily.  I'm going to continue working on my PC project, work on the laundry, and do some baking.  What else can I do on day like this, right? 

Remember to check back on Friday when I'll be posting the third installment of the Snowman stitch-along!  Stay warm!


  1. I see that you have been very busy with thanksgiving and now christmas.
    Here we only have christmas holidays. We decorate for winter but hubby and I don't decorate a tree since the tree is from pagan origin (offerings to Baal) and not biblical.
    Looking forward to the holidays epscially because I'm between jobs.
    God bless you and your family.

    1. Hi Bella, thanks for stopping by. I respect your decision to follow your beliefs and not decorate a tree, that takes faith in this world. My beliefs are different, but I can see where you're coming from and I definitely respect you for it. I'm sorry you're between jobs, but at least you get a little time off to enjoy your home and the holidays!

  2. Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. I just used up the last of our turkey leftovers today in a soup. We got some snow over the last couple of days, but nothing much accumulated. So no shoveling yet for us. Stay warm! I look forward to seeing what your next PC project is.

    1. Hi Jen! It's nice to hear from you :) I'm glad you haven't had to start shoveling yet, it's not a fun activity. I need to finish using up that turkey today before it goes bad! Maybe I'll make some soup, too. Thanks for stopping by! I need to go catch up with your blog too sometime :)