It's 11:06 PM and I have a few minutes to get in my NaBloPoMo post for today.
And the same few minutes to mesh with Jaime's Stream of Consciousness post for the weekend. Link-up, I mean. And I'm totally stealing her "button" but I think she'll be okay with it since I'm directing you guys to her place and encouraging you to go there next week and link up. Or this week, since we're still allowed.
So, right now it's POURING outside and my daughter was awake as of 20 minutes ago.
My oldest dog is upstairs asleep, as is the younger one (she's crated) and the girl cat. The boy cat was walking around carefully down here - he doesn't trust us, despite our rescuing him from a life on the streets as a wee kitten. I mean, come on, now, bud, we're here for you!
Today I went grocery shopping - we did - as a family. We stocked up for Thanksgiving because we're doing it home, the three of us. This might be the first year we've cooked at home since our daughter's first T-Day. We normally hit Boston Market, or as in recent years, Golden Corral. Last year we were in NY as Chanukah was LITERALLY the day after Thanksgiving so we did T-Day with my SIL's family and then went to my brother's for Chanukah and it was rough and sucked but it was also great to be with family.
My daughter is struggling this year as we saw my mom a few weeks ago and said, "See you in a few weeks!" and so my kiddo is thinking that we have to do that and why aren't we and all that stuff. And I get it. It's sad. It's hard. It's hurting. It's rough to not spend holidays with family sometimes.
Just can be rough. And more so on the kids because they hear stories from friends who are traveling and whatnot. So they want to know why they aren't doing it, too?
But we're smoking a turkey (breast) and I'm making sweet potato casserole and mac-n-cheese and some sort of veggie, I think the husband will sort of steam-grill carrots and yum. And then I'm making a pecan pumpkin dessert I found on Pinterest that isn't pie.
And I'm at 5 minutes now so I'm done and ready for bed. Or reading. Or both.
And I totally did fix a few typo-s in this. Because I'm me. So whether I hit a stream of consciousness or not I'm not going to let that sort of stuff slide. So there.
Join me - there's still time - head over to Jaime's for the linky.