We bought a new mattress & Damon brought it home last night but it's very firm. Too firm. It's a beautiful handmade bed - a sample so one of a kind- but it's not what we want. Our other one is only 1 yr old but it's very plush, too plush if you can believe it. Good thing Damon knows people at Simmons (since he used to work there) so he's going to exchange it in the morning. Hope we can get a happy medium! (These beds available at employee discounts are get-what-you-get. You really don't get to choose one, just firm/plush, pillowtop/no pillowtop, etc. so that's why we're in the situation. Damon was able to use an ex-coworkers discount-they get 3/yr. so he allowed us to use one of his-with a little extra incentive.)these boots from Famous Footwear on Saturday & they just arrived. Quick! Famous Footwear is famous for never having my size but they do ship from the warehouse with no additional charge. Of course they're too big. What a pain. I do like the boots though. I'd like a cute fluffy suede pair or something but remember I actually have to outside in the snow everyday with the kids! I thought these were nice looking & practical. Time to get back at the list!
Tuesday, November 25
We're having company for Thanksgiving Day & the weekend so lots to do to get ready. Damon's Mom & Dad, sister/BIL, & an Aunt & Uncle are coming. I made a list so I'm not overwhelmed & can prioritize. How come everytime I look at the list I get overwhelmed? Sometimes it's easier for me to just look around & see what needs to be done and do it rather think about & list everything that would be ideal. Make sense? I really do not have time for this, but I'd like to make these for tomorrow afternoon's snack for the kids. Teepee Cupcakes. I better add to my shopping list. That's what's on the agenda tonight for me: grocery shopping. I actually don't have that much to buy since the others are bringing a lot of it. pie crust recipe. The tips are very helpful. I found it last night & made it this morning. The kids & I made a pecan pie (ok, really the nuts were walnuts but they don't know the difference & it's all I had!) this morning & the crust rolled out so nice & it was all so simple. We were going to do individual pies but I decided that was going to be a pain so they were fine with making one big one. The crust is beautiful and tastes great. I have another crust in the fridge ready to roll out & make an apple pie with tomorrow. (Mine does not contain vodka.)
There's more in the oven....