Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm making thanksgiving dinner for Matt and me, so I've been up since 8:30am working on it.  What I didn't realize is that for the kind of ham we got, it only takes two hours to cook, so dinner may actually be more like lunch. I got it in the oven about 9am, so it should be done by 11am or so.  Then I have to make the stuffing, potatoes (which are coming out of a box this year), and a veggie.  Then, about the time I was putting the ham in the roaster, I realized that I had managed to forget to take the cool whip out of the freezer (which is always a problem for me) so the pink salad won't be served with lunch, it'll be a part of desert because it takes 6 hours to defrost in the fridge.  C'est la vie -- it should be delicious no matter what time of the day it comes together!

We got a pumpkin pie and a lemon meringue.  I know the lemon isn't exactly a holiday pie, but Matt likes it, so we got one.  Which reminds me, I need to take them out of the freezer... okay, maybe not, it says to leave it in there until it's ready to cook.  Works for me!  Of course, my freezer is so full, taking something out made it impossible to put it back in the same way.  I love Thanksgiving, really, I do -- you believe me, right?

We got so many awesome invitations this year, but we're staying home together and having food.  We'll probably go to Melanie and Joey's for pie and games later tonight, which will be fun!  Then, tomorrow, it's back to work studying.  I'm going to spend tomorrow studying for my geology make-up, Saturday & Sunday studying for my geology test, then Monday afternoon studying some more for the geology make-up.  Two tests in two days, what a nightmare.  After that, it's onto the paper that's due December 7th.  So much to do, so little time to finish it all.

For today, I'm trying to be thankful for all I have.  I'm thankful that I'm finally graduating (barring unforeseen circumstances).  I'm thankful that I'm healthy and have a husband who loves me.  I'm thankful that I have an amazing family and some really great friends.  I'm thankful that there's a roof over my head and food in my mouth.  Most of all, I'm thankful that I got my grad school acceptance letter... Ha!  No, no, I kid.  I am very thankful for everything I have and I hope y'all have a really Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Time to check on the ham!