Saturday, November 17, 2007

Old man winter has arrived....


It's hard to believe that 2007 is almost over. It seems like just yesterday my kids were begging me to take them to the community pool and to the waterpark. My kids are little fish and they spent most of their summer in the water. NOw it's time to put away the swimming suits and break out the snow suits....My kids love winter too. They love having snowball fights, building snowmen, and snowboarding and sledding. Drinking hot cocoa, tomato soup and grilled cheese, chili...LOL These are all the things we look forward to about winter.

Tommorrow it's going to snow! Can you believe that. Today it's raining and tommorrow it's going to snow. The kids are already pulling their sleds out dusting them off getting them prepared! I keep telling them it doesn't mean it's going to be enough to sled, they said just in case it is they will be prepared.....LOL

Today and this whole week, I am doing some deep cleaning. Getting my house Holiday ready. I want it extra clean for the Holidays. We aren't having company, as we are going to our parents house. But I always make sure my house is extra clean during the holiday. Walls washed, dusted, baseboard, blinds, carpet shampooing. I am goign to cook. I always cook for my family. I will do my cooking on WEdnesday. We will have our family Thanksgiving with one another and then we will have Our big Thanksgivng with our family.

I don't do TURKEY, so I will be cooking two whole chickens, dressing, candied yams, greens, baked macaroni and cheese, ham, crescent rolls, sour cream pound cake, lemon meringue pie, and brownies. My hands are full....LOL

I am also preparing myself for Black Friday! We always go out the day after Thanksgiving for all the super duper sales. Last year I posted pic of my mom in the cart driving, do you remember? With the new house our budget is strict and tight. I have a bugdet of 1000 dollars for the kids. Period. Not a penny more, not a penny less. For everyone else it $500 period! I have learned my lesson with binge buying. Jaree got 21 things last Christmas and some of those things are still in the freaking box! I told them to pick their top 10 must have items. That doesn't mean that is what they are going to get or all they are going to get, but that will make them prioritize. Jariel and Jaree are still in the toy phase. Bee my 15 year old just wants MONEY. Easy and sweet!

This year because things are so hectic. My tree won't go up as planned on Friday, but maybe by December 1st, maybe before! Jaree has been trying to get me to put it up since last week. LOL.

I am getting into the Christmas spirit already! Especially when I heard Nat King Cole's "Merry Christmas", when I heard the first verse "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire....that was it! Christmas mode....LOL

I already dug out the Holiday favs, Home Alone 1 and 2, Christmas Story, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, The Grinch, and Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer. The kids will be watching those movies feverishly. Even Bee, he is big kid when it comes to Christmas.....LOL

Well, besides cleaning, i am going out with friends tonight. Going to get my grown and sexy on! LOL Adrienne, you know about that grown and sexy don't you...LOL

I hope I can walk up the stairs to the bedroom when I get home, because after all the drama going on in the family, I am about to get my DRINK ON! lol

Until next time...


Adrienne said...

Girl you so silly! LOL, hope you have a good weekend!!!

Heather said...

I am getting into the holiday spirit too! And I hear ya on the cleaning. I always feel like that in the fall. We got the windows washed today and it's like a whole new house! Can't wait to hear about all your great deals from BF!

Lynn said...

Aghhhh... snow, already! I am not ready for that, although it sure has looked like it could snow the last few days and this morning.

Now BF shopping, I'm there for you! I'm heading out of this house before daylight. I'm truly hoping that I will be able to get most of my shoping done that day. Good luck to you.

On the subject of cleaning... I feel like this entire house needs an overhaul! I did the floors yesterday, but the blinds really need cleaning,bad! Lets not even talk about the windows, lol.

I hope you had a great time out last night. Did you make up the stairs? lol Hope you enjoy the rest of you weekend.

CircesMagic said...

We don't eat Turkey either, but chicken is ALWAYS good! Have fun getting your drink on, LOL!