Nutcracker kind of Holiday

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I’m excited for this coming weekend. I’m taking my mom, sister, and niece to Queen Mary High Tea and following to a performance of the Nutcracker. I’ve heard wonderful things about the Nutcracker and since my niece is eleven I hope she enjoys it as a special family event. She likes the Queen Mary since… More

Mystery Cart

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I shouldn’t have worried. The turkey came out perfect! JH made the gravy and helped. Our first time hosting, it went well. I had the table laid out with china. The only problem with the china presentation is lack of room for actual food – this means I had to be creative. Have I mentioned my creative plans don’t… More

My Dad’s Birthday

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Today is my dad’s birthday. I won’t write too much since we still have to get ready for guests, but I wanted to acknowledge him. He passed away many years ago, but I always think of him on his birthday and many times throughout the year. Loved him greatly and miss him much. I’ll write… More

Make a Few Things Ahead

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Too busy to post much. Today I am going to make a few things ahead like the soup and pie. I’ve got most everything so hopefully don’t need to go to the store tomorrow. The turkey is already picked up and just waiting for me to prep and put in the oven tomorrow morning. Nothing… More

Nervous about Thanksgiving Turkey

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OMG so excited to get Wednesday off and Monday after Thanksgiving. I’m hosting this year it will be a day of cleaning/shopping/and cooking. I’ve planned the menu: black bean pumpkin soup, turkey, gravy, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberries, green beans, pumpkin pie, etc… anyway family is going to bring some of the food and… More

Outdoor Shooting Range

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Whew we are back. It was too short, but every moment was pure luxury. The Inn at Langley is expensive, but so worth it. The room had a fireplace, little balcony facing the water, and large jet tub which also looked out at the water. The continental breakfast was upscale with scones, quiche, cheese, fruit,… More

The Inn at Langley

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We are taking half a day off of work to go to The Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island. I can’t wait. Have a gift certificate and JH and I really could use the break. We are also staying with our friends at their house on Saturday night. They are dog sitting/watching Maggy for us…. More

Imaginary Hacky Sack

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Forgot to mention we had a house guest this past weekend, and threw a party for JH’s co-workers. It was a blast, and the best part was Heather who made me laugh all night. Especially as she played imaginary hacky sack as she went out the door. I can’t wait for us to hang out… More

Game Play Differences

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I am driving JH nuts with my game play. First of all my camera does swing a bit wild (look at sky, look at ground, move 90 degrees left, etc). I won’t admit it to him but I realize I am rusty. Duh. I don’t play games all the time, not like most of the… More

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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