Hi, Internet peeps! Just wanted to post a little reminder that I'm not blogging this week (and trying to not be connected to email as well). I know I'm gonna miss you, but the break will feel good (and hopefully help my creativity for future posts). I'm enjoying time with my Momma getting ready for Thanksgiving. We spent 2.5 hours today at the grocery store, leisurely making our way through the new H.E.B. Plus that opened near their home (for some reason, it's so much more enjoyable than the H.E.B. Plus near our home that I refuse highly dislike shopping at), and we've already made the mashed and sweet potatoes. The beginnings of the stuffing are underway as well! I'm learning how to make stuffing this year, and I spent a good amount of time snapping green beans. All to say, I'm keeping a running list of all the fun things I'll share with you after the holidays...if you find those kinds of details amusing. <grin>
Did any of you catch the preliminary episode of 24 last night? AWESOME I tell ya, awesome! It's so good to have the heroic and death defying Jack Bauer back in our lives. If I'm laying in a hospital bed on January 11th when the show resumes, dadgummit I'm still gonna be watching that show!
Here are some things you should take a moment to check out:
Tina at Antique Mommy hosted a Homemade Handmade Holiday Carnival that you should venture on over to check out (click here). I so badly wanted to have something ready to include, but it just didn't happen. You'll find some wonderful decorating and gift ideas for the holidays.
Our friend, J.R., recently read through the book of Acts and diagrammed the geographical movement of the early church and wrote a post about it on his blog. I found it very thought-provoking and fascinating; he asked some poignant, reflective questions at the end of it, and it's worth taking a few minutes to read (click here).
If any of you are searching for baby names like we are, Emily recommended nymbler.com. It is so much fun and an awesome website to peruse if you have a few names you like and want to see other baby names that are similar. It's really cool! By the way, thanks for all the baby name suggestions! Without mentioning any of the commenters' names, there were a few names suggested that we're mulling through!
BooMama's 2008 Tour of Homes is coming up December 15th! While I'll not have much to contribute because I'm not planning on decorating much at all this year (I'll maybe put out Gaga's hand-painted nativity scene and a wreath on our front door), I can't wait to check out all of the beautifully decorated homes and get ideas for future decorating. So mark your calendars, 'cause it's gonna be good!
Finally, there were a couple of you who asked for the Mushroom/Spinach Brunch Bake recipe I wrote about in the last post. The recipe is a-comin', it's a comin'!
For all you Americans, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you! I wish you and your family a most memorable and special holiday reflecting on the many blessings and provisions that have been bestowed upon you this year. May we go forth with thankful hearts always! Oh, and one more sentiment: I truly am so thankful for each of you: all of you dear friends and family who read the blog, those of you new friends I've recently made, and to all you of whom I don't know who come by and take a read, I truly am thankful for you. You make blogging fun!
Ok, I really need to pull myself away from the computer and start my bloggy vacation. It's so hard, but I just gotta do it. I think I'm missing an important part of learning how to make the stuffing, and for the sake of future Thanksgivings, I gotta go lickity-split!