I am really excited about Thanksgiving! My Mother-in-law and I take turns each year. This year it is at her house. And who ever is hosting the big event gets to do the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and the other person brings the other stuff. Sooooo no turkey roasting for me! I am taking Squash, Candied yams, Pumpkin pie, a yummy fruit salad, and fresh ground coffee. There is only school Mon. and Tues. this week so I will have no kids from Wed. on! Yeah, V-A-C-A-TION!
What are your plans for T-day?
I got my person for the Holiday swap. This is going to be tough! At the questionnaire, I filled out a lot of stuff, I put as many ideas as I could think of because I knew the person who got me wouldn't know me. But the person I got didn't hardly put anything. So I am at a loss! Hmmm. Help me think, any suggestions?
I haven't seen much of my husband this week. He has either been home very late (10:00 or so) or not coming home at all. We are both really hoping that he will even be here for Thanksgiving! He said that there is suppose to be a big Rig-move this week and there is a possibility it might run into T-day. He is usually gone for several days when he is on a Rig-move.
I thought it would be fun for you all to see where it is my husband works and what he does. This is the link to their website - DC Rauscher. On the top click on - Wellsite services, Oilfield Hauling, and Pipeling construction. That's what he does! And he actually took most of the pictures they used. He travels between NY, PA, and WV. He has been in PA and NY this past week. There is ALOT of drilling going on in PA! If you click on "About us" it kind of gives you an overview of what the company is all about. Very seldom does he do water hauling, only when they are slow and there is nothing for him to do, he is too talented for it to be wasted on hauling water! LOL, just bragging.
My daughter did a really nice post - Ashley Amanda, about her friend's death, brought tears to my eyes. You should check it out, its touching.
I won "The Heretic's Daughter" from Dar - Peeking between the pages - and I just received it in the mail on Sat. I am excited! Right now I am reading "The Shape of Mercy" its about the Salem witch trials and so is Heretic's Daughter! So I think I am going to read them back to back. That should be fun.
Knitting - STILL knitting for Christmas! I can't wait to be knitting for myself again!
Books I have read - Shanyn - Chick loves Lit - was so wonderful and sent me her copy of "Laced with Magic" by Barbara Bretton. It the sequel to "Casting Spells" which I loved so much!
It was just as great! I really do suggest that you read the first one though, even if the second one could be a stand alone book, you really get the jist more if you read them in order. Once again this is about a small town in VT where strangely enough is filled with witches and sorcerers, faeries, trolls, vampires, etc. I know, this doesn't sound like my kind of book, but it was great, fun, not to be taken seriously. I am actually going to look into getting other books simular to these. I already have on order (from PBS) the first 2 "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" books, sound like fun?
I also read "Devil in the Details" by Jennifer Traig, this is a memopir about a girl who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Well let me start by saying, I was disappointed. It started out great. It was funny and very descriptive about her OCD. But by the 4th chapter, it started lacking.
I felt it was more of a lesson Jewish law than OCD. Nothing against Judaism, but as a non-jew I didn't understand 1/2 the terminology used in this book. I kinda got the feeling that when she wrote it she expected all the people reading would be Jewish.
Also - It skipped around a lot. One minute she was a child then a teen , then back to being a child again, very confusing. In one chapter, 1/2 way through the book, she talked about getting the biggest glasses possible to punish herself, then about 5 chapters later she told about how she found out she needed glasses. Kinda backwards. I was like "Wait a min. didn't she already have glasses?"
AND... the books keep repeating the same stuff over and over, Ha! maybe she does have OCD! LOL little OCD humor there.
EVERYONE - HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!!