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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Is it wrong...

1) That I am listening to Christmas music already?

2) That the heavy gray clouds and blustery wind made me happy yesterday? Who wants 80 degree sunny days in October? Not me.

3) That I've already made my grocery list for Thanksgiving? This scares me...it's our first year to host a big holiday and the pressure is beginning to mount. Do I get a free range bird? Fresh or Frozen? Do I brine or just go Butterball? Will we be able reproduce the old family stuffing recipe? The questions are endless.

4) That ever since I received a few Starbucks cards for my birthday I can't stop going four times a week for a $4.37 white mocha...one of the worst drinks for you but it TASTES ohhhhhhhhh so good. Especially with a little whip cream. It's supposed to be my "special occasion" drink but somehow has become a more regular part of my life. That needs to change and soon.

5) That our house has blown through eight pounds of butter (thank goodness for Costco!) in the last month? Hmmm, two recipes of Anna's Parkerhouse rolls, apricot cream cheese bread, snickerdoodles, and I can't even remember what else. My arteries feel hard.

6 comments:

Cakespy said...

Not wrong, but in fact...so right! Butter, Sweet Hot Drinks and Christmas Joy...not only are these things great, but I think you now have a title for your memoirs.

Nicole said...

I will add to the madness by saying I got 4 Christmas catalogs in the mail this week and I ORDERED THINGS. Secondly, it is snowing in colorado. I am not kidding. Snow is pretty, but colder than I remembered.

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Red Cup. Let's go at the same time and text each other! (wink)

J said...

I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR SNOW. Seriously. I know I'll be wanting to eat my words come January when I've thrown my back out from all the shoveling (who besides us doesn't have a snow blower yet? I feel like we're an endangered species), but for now...I'm jealous.

J said...

Oh and Cakespy...I just checked out your website and now want to BE you. What a great site!! I "heart" Ruth Reichl too, her beef bourguinon recipe is on my list of things to-do next month.

Michelle said...

Okay, so you are not the only one to wonder if it is too early for Christmas. 93.9FM is wondering if NOV. 1st is the date they should start playing the Christmas music---there is a poll on their website! I love Christmas and want to enjoy it for as long as possible. However, I was LOVING the 80 degrees in October. My mom and I walk with Isabella like this: Walk a mile, have Starbucks, walk .5 mile to awesome park with nice people, play at park, walk 1.5 miles home. This is the freaking life, I tell you. We went to 2 different parks today because it was so beautiful.
God made butter. HE knew. Enough said.
I want to talk in person about Turkey.

J said...

Hilarious. "God made butter." Looking forward to Tuesday, I like that agenda for our day. Too bad it'll be too early for egg nog lattes...