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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Trotting, Toilets, and Three-Year-Olds

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I can't believe it is already here. And because I don't have a turkey defrosting or rolls raising, it doesn't feel like tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We are spending tomorrow at family's, so I don't have much to do today. There is a pumpkin pie in the oven though, because we need to come home to some kind of Thanksgiving "leftovers."

What have I been doing lately, since planning and executing Thanksgiving dinner obviously hasn't been keeping me away?

Well I made this last week. My first wedding cake. And I delivered it and spent a day at the wedding and reception. Hard to believe my beautiful cousin is married.




Making the cake was stressful but fun. And it was easier than running a marathon. Or at least I only said "I will never do this again" once. I said those same words dozens of times during and after my last marathon. I can also tell you that I now know wedding cakes are worth every penny of what they cost.

And I have been sick. Yes, still. I think I am finally on the other side of things. I still have my "sexy" deep raspy voice (one of the mom's at The Princess's school said my voice is sexy, so I'm going with it) and sound like I am going to cough up a lung. But I have my energy back. Just wish me luck that I don't, in fact, cough up a lung during tomorrow's Turkey Trot. I'm just hoping my lungs operate at a near-normal level and that I don't have my all-time slowest race tomorrow. No matter what though, I'll have fun.

And now to get caught up on my gratitude for the month. I am grateful for:

November 10th - Toilets.
November 11th - Toilet brushes. So I don't have to stick my hand in there.
November 12th - Zooey Deschanel. New Girl. Elf. A Very She & Him Christmas. Zooey rocks.
November 13th - Sunglasses.
November 14th - My girls playing happily together. When my Bean is smacking The Princess on the side of the head with a Christmas book, not as much.
November 15th - Cell phones. How did we ever live without them?
November 16th - My Bosch mixer. Forget Kitchen Aid. Bosch is where it's at!
November 17th - The Internet. How did we find out anything before the Internet? And computers. I can't remember life before computers. And yes, I was alive before everyone had a computer at home.
November 18th - My dishwasher. Seriously. I am so grateful for my dishwasher!
November 19th - Weddings. Congrats M & B!!
November 20th - Pumpkin pie. And whipped cream. November 21st - Books. Sometimes I wish I didn't love them so much. Or at least had more time to read them and more places to put them.
November 22nd - My sister. Happy Birthday!!
November 23rd - Three-year-olds who can sing O Holy Night. We are on round two of little people who know all the words to and can sing O Holy Night. And they sing it everywhere. Old(er) people at the grocery store LOVE hearing tiny people sing such a big person song.

Good luck to everyone trotting tomorrow. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



10 comments:

  1. Candice!! Are you doing the Turket Trot in AF?? I so hope so because I feel like a complete loner doing it all by myself.

    You wedding cake looks AMAZING and that pumpkin pie is making me drool a little.

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  2. hang on, you MADE that cake? That is amazing! Holy crap, I'm impressed!

    I hope you're feeling better for the race tomorrow! Good luck.

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  3. Those are some serious cake making skills. That looks like "Cake Boss" level cake making, right there!!! (my kids have been watching too much Cars 2 and TLC lately.)

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  4. Beautiful cake, awesome job! I love Zoey too my husband thinks I'm crazy. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! You did a wonderful job with the cake. It looks great and I'm sure tasted amazing!

    I love Zoey too! Great actress and I love when she sang in Elf!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you to! I am thankful for anything that allows my to not stick my hand in a toilet too!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hope you feel good do the turkey trot.
    That pumpkin pie looks delicious, I am going to google a recipe.

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  8. Wow! You made that gorgeous cake? I'm so impressed! Love your list of what you're thankful for!

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  9. Love the thankful..and what an amazing cake! I am zero baking skills...

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  10. For someone who's made it's first wedding cake, that looks awesome! Good job!

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