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LilyFestre Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House (1682* d) RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House 16 Nov 18

Due to the snow storm, I had today off. I have a great supervisor who appreciates how far I drive to work and she didn't want me on the road any more than I wanted myself on the roads! I slept in today, quite late for me actually as the night before was chaos. I had worked all day, picked up Jeremiah, got him ready for his first Cub Scout Award Ceremony, drove home only to find the power was out. Normally, Pete and I are just fine with this kind of situation as we have the wood stove to keep things somewhat warm but Jeremiah is thin and gets cold much more quickly than we do so I drove back into town and we stayed overnight at my mom's house. It was a much appreciated warm spot for the night but I rarely sleep well the first night away from home and that evening was no today, I was making up for lost sleep I think!

I spent time cleaning in the kitchen, cooked a ham in the crockpot to go with scalloped potatoes. I also had a previously roasted chicken in the fridge so I picked all the meat off the bones and set the meat aside to make chicken potpie (that will happen tomorrow). I boiled down the bones and made homemade chicken noodle soup (and grilled cheese) for dinner.
I also spent some time playing my ukulele today. I've been asked to play at a local holiday event so a little practice was in order. :)

I currently have 5 bags set to go to Goodwill tomorrow. YAY.

Maggie, I've been thinking about Thanksgiving as well. We will be spending the actual day with family but we are providing the turkey (among other things). We raised our own turkeys this year and are excited about that! :) I will also be making the cranberry sauce and a corn bake. My mom always makes her traditional German stuffing so she'll take care of that. She also makes the most incredible mashed potatoes...they are my favorite! Because she has very arthritic hands, I will be helping her peel all the potatoes for both the stuffing and the potatoes. It's funny....I can make the mashed potatoes the very same way that she does but hers always taste better....a mother's love I suppose! We used to make a huge dinner but these last few years, we are more about keeping it simple so no one spends ALL day in the kitchen either cooking or doing dishes. I'm sure we'll play some games afterwards....I'm looking forward to it!

I get more days off for Thanksgiving than for Christmas (Christmas is so hard for so many so our agency is closed only for Christmas Day and New Year's extra days). I'm looking forward to some extra time off next week. :) I have many plans......if I can some of them done, I will be most happy!


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