gobble gobble. Thanksgiving was awesome. My mom and I cooked dinner together. Turkey, GBC, potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, jello, rolls and apple pie. Totally nailed it too. I heard a stat on TV that said the average American eats 2.5 lbs of turkey on Thanksgiving. Um, I eat like a piece. This cannot be factual information.
My Thanksgiving was slightly bruised by a very mean-spirited commenter on one of my posts. Please believe me when I say that I am not telling you this so you can go tell her what’s the what or so that you can say nice things to me in return. I have always known that we would be persecuted by society; it just doesn’t make it easy. I guess all I’m saying is be careful with your keyboard courage and be careful with what you say to people while claiming to be tolerant. That is all.
We’re celebrating Mike’s birthday on Monday. He has the day off work, and I’m not quite sure what we are going to do yet. So, um, that was important to tell you. I’ll keep you updated.
I wore this eyeliner yesterday. I think I love it. It’s so subtle, but I feel fancy.
I feel like I have been feeling (I have a lot of feelings) this baby kick lately. I’m a little over 13 weeks, I think (why is that so hard to remember after your first??), so it would be early. Maybe it’s still the phantom kicks I felt after having Ellen.
My parents are in town visiting for the holly-day. It made me realize something that I miss from before having Ellen. I didn’t even know I was missing it. You see, even on weekends, Ellen is up bright and early, and one of us has to attend to her needs. So, one of us sleeps while one is up to play. When we don’t need to get up with her, we can snuggle in bed and chit chat. Aww. I know. I miss that.
Mike and I had to go to Walmart yesterday to get more chicken broth. They had all of their Black Friday stuff out and ready to rock and roll. I’m not going to comment on the event or say whether I think small decisions like opening stores early on Thanksgiving day are the quiet way that we are ruining our culture. No, I won’t comment on that. But, I will say this, if you’re looking for a good deal on pet beds, Walmart has it. (disclaimer: go Black Friday shop your heart out. I am a sucker for a good deal too. But, Thanksgiving day? Really? No one wants that, amiright? Oops, I guess I talked about it.)
Go visit Jen and say heyyyy.
Deborah M Owen says
I’m a new follower and always enjoy your blog……and I love the way you talked things out….and you are right…..I can’t reconcile shopping On Thanksgiving either.
Hi Deborah! Thank you for your kind words :) I am so glad you stopped by to comment! I hope your Thanksgiving was full of thanks and your holiday shopping days are full of deals ;)
Andi at Bringing the Sunshine says
I saw the commenter to which you are referring. Projection much? It’s interesting to me when people project their own fears (and tactics) onto others with no rational basis for doing so. People see what they want to see, unfortunately. I have a saying on a Post-It note next to my computer that reads: Don’t listen to people who aren’t saying anything. I happily engage with anyone who comments on my blog who is willing to discuss, rather than throw spears, but rarely does it happen. Anonymity breeds dime store courage.
The first time I was scheduled to speak to a group about our life and family, shortly after my blog began to gain a following outside of my friends and family, I woke up the morning of the speaking engagement with two nasty blog comments about my parenting choices and it gave me pause. It made me wonder if the Greater Good I was attempting was worth it. I prayed about it – a lot – and asked a few friends to do the same that morning. It could have been the day that I quit, but it became the day that I vowed to carry on, even when it was hard.
Andi- this really made my day so much brighter. You really *do* bring the sunshine. I was showering this morning while Mike was brushing his teeth, and I was just chattering away about this comment and how good and powerful it made me feel after yesterday. So, thank you a million times over for your always thoughtful and kind words :)
I don’t think I could ever handle eating that much turkey. Ever. But your pictures look so pretty! And I love how eyeliner just makes me feel pretty randomly. Even though I don’t really wear it often! I hope you had a great holiday!
I hardly wear it ever either, but this sparkle stuff, totally fancy feeling :) I might just have to be “the girl with the glitter eyes” now. I can handle that moniker!
I like liquid eyeliner once in awhile too, it really does give you an entirely different look. :)
And it’s so easy to put on. I don’t think I would have time to do it if I had to do it the old way with a pencil and lighter haha!