Me: So what do you think of the branch thing in the living room?
He Who Makes Me Smile: I’m trying not to think about it every time I walk by. I reserve judgement until I see what you have planned.
Me: I love you. And our silly life.
He Who Makes Me Smile (HWMMS): Heavy emphasis on the silly.
Thank you MEESH, unleashed.
Me: You have to come in the kitchen and smell this brine! I put garlic, cloves, bay leaves, thyme, onions, oranges, peppercorns, course salt and half a bottle of sweet fruity wine…
He Who Makes Me Smile: And where did the other half bottle disappear to?
(Guilty as charged, the recipe called for the whole bottle…)
I think most of you know I’m an online sales shopping freak…but did you know I’ve saved an additional $622 cash back because I shop though Ebates? Win. Freaking. Win. Go there now.
And there’s a button you can add to your browser to alert you whenever a site has Ebates available. And it really is that easy.
Seriously, they give you a percent cash back for every purchase…AND they list all the coupon codes available under each store. It’s free money…if you shop online, you are crazy not to do it! I get my rebates back in the form of Amazon gift cards.
FREE MONEY! And information on all the sales in one place!
GO HERE NOW.
Now go forth and save money and shop.
We just drove up our curvy, hilly driveway in the middle of the woods and saw a dozen turkeys just hanging out. As we approached half went to the left and half went to the right. I lost count at about 13! GOBBLE GOBBLE!
And then because we stopped halfway up the curvy, hilly, slick and freezing cold and not yet salted driveway…our car got stuck in the snow. The first attempt of breaking free almost ended up rear ending a tree and the second attempt brought us close to the ditch. And I wasn’t even the one driving!!!
This is gonna be lots of fun this winter…methinks the little Taurus won’t be seeing much action this season…Four Wheel Drive exclusively! Or maybe a tractor with a plow. It’s not too far into town.
Did I mention it is currently TOO COLD TO SNOW where we live? The ski lodges are going crazy making snow and will be ready to open this week, but at a balmy 16 degrees here at home…no snowflakes are falling. No excuses now, I’m taking down all things harvest and starting with the Christmas decorations instead.
But who knew it would be Mimi and Tubby!
History: Mimi Cat is our newest adopted feline we brought her and her sister Annie into our home right before moving to the new house this past Spring. And Tubby Cat has been with He Who Makes Me Smile for many years, since his time in Vermont over a decade ago. By this photo you’d never know they haven’t even been 5 feet from each other before this moment of cuddling!
He Who Makes Me Smile: We’re gonna need more bacon, that’s not enough.
Me: I think that’s all we have.
He Who Makes Me Smile: If that’s all the bacon we have in the house you have utterly failed at your duties as a wife.
(Fear not, I found a huge slab of Dakin Farms Cob Bacon in the back of the freezer, but that was a close call!)
I saw something disturbing on my Facebook feed today. Someone wrote a status about wondering if anyone has shopped from the internet on Black Thursday before.
You mean THANKSGIVING?
Early Black Friday sales all month! All weekend before Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Get it now Wednesday One Day Sale Until Tomorrow’s Two Day Sale!
If I had a dollar for every department store’s ONE DAY SALE for an entire year I would be a very rich woman.
I love a good sale, probably more than the next person and I know for a fact I will get online on THURSDAY WHICH MOST PEOPLE KNOW AS THANKSGIVING to check out some bargains. But you know what, I do that everyday. I don’t see much of a SALE WORTH CAMPING OUT IN LINE A WEEK BEFORE DOORS OPEN anywhere in world. What on earth is such a good deal that it would take you away from LIFE and a holiday where you should be spending it with friends and family and be thankful? Not one thing I can think of. Nope, not even a zillion inch TV for only $99.99 (subject to the first buyer in line that doesn’t get trampled on while entering the store once doors open and only in the two non-contingent states.) Read that fine print folks.
The sad thing is we have the collective power as Americans to make this nonsense stop. Signing an online petition or sharing a Facebook status about disagreeing with stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day isn’t gonna cut it if there are HOARDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY who are more than willing to give up the post-turkey nap on the couch to get that one special not really useful and soon to be forgotten or outdated in two month gift for your loved one. You know, the loved one you LEFT BEHIND AT HOME because you couldn’t resist the lure of saving 11%.
Betcha that same item will be on sale at least 27 more times before Christmas. Not to mention the post-holiday one day sale in January. Just sayin…
What’s so hard about cooking roasting baking making a turkey? It’s just a bigger roasting bird and takes longer. The first time I ever tried to make one it came out fine. Same with the second to twentieth time. People make such a big deal about it…get a thermometer, some foil to cover the skin so it doesn’t burn, put some liquid on the bottom of the pan and make sure you have plenty of time (I always seem to cook it longer than the directions seem to tell me.) I guess there are people who don’t roast chickens on a regular basis so the idea of a turkey is daunting, but I just don’t understand the drama.