Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving follies

Yesterday was Thanksgiving.

Can someone please explain why football has become such a huge part of the day? I don't think I ever read or learned in school that a football game broke out between the Pilgrims and the Indians. So how did football become so important on this day?

Seriously football was on my television for so long a box popped up saying something about 'due to the inactivity the satellite will be shut down. If you wish to continue press cancel.'
To me that is a sign the football games should be turned off for the day, to my husband that is an annoyance to have to pick up the remote to finish watching the game. Go figure.

Now I do remember learning about a feast taking place, so a feast is what we had.

I made a few things for yesterdays meal that I can not eat, it bothered me a little bit to see stuffing on the table but not on my plate. It bothered me a little to see mac and cheese on the table but not on my plate. I was bothered by the thought of not having a piece of pie after dinner so while making the pies I made one that had a gluten free crust. When it came time to have pie, I served up everyone and my husband said I will try some of the gluten free one. Darn it, he liked it! I was hoping he would not like it and I would get the whole pie to myself!! Then David wanted to try some of the crust so I broke a piece of mine and he liked it better than the regular crust.

I made some gluten free sausage balls the other day and stuck them in the freezer. Last night when we were getting a bit on the hungry side but not wanting to eat a real meal we took some of them out, heated them up and I will say they were good. So good in fact that later on when I came downstairs I noticed the now empty bag sitting on the counter! My husband strikes again, he ate the rest. Dang it I was hoping for them to be left alone so I could snack on them here and there. Urgh.

Other than that I am thankful for my family, my home, my life.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Little Old Man

Zack and Kris have been outside working on the walls for a shed they are building. At one point I look out and see Zack swinging a sledge hammer. Kris was closely watching so he was not in any danger of being hurt.
A while later Zack comes running in the house showing me his hands. Oh such a lovely shade of gray. It appears he has more paint on his hands then he does on the wall of the shed.

He looks at me and says "Oh I have such a crook in my back from all that bending over."

Who in the world replaced my little boy with this achy crooked backed old man?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kids voting.

When Zack got off the bus on Tuesday he had a sticker on his shirt saying he voted in Kids Voting. So I asked him what that meant, he told me they got to vote for some people. I asked him who he voted for and what job were they trying to get. He responded with "I voted for Bob something." When I questioned him further about who Bob was and what job he was trying to be voted into, he responded with "Mom I don't know what job he wants all I know is I voted for him." When I asked him who else he voted for he said " I voted for the old man who was wearing a black shirt and tie."
Well that clears up everything huh, after all how many old men with black shirts and ties could there possible be trying to be voted into office!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The good old days...

Just how old is my son?

In the car today he said "Hey Mom remember 'The Good Old Days' when we would watch Thomas the train when I woke up in the morning?"

"Yes, I remember that."

"Yea Mom, those were some really good times."

Seriously where does he get this stuff?