Showing posts from November, 2023

November's Monthly Musings

 It's the last Thursday of the month and time for Monthly Musings with Holly and Patty. This month we're looking at our holiday traditions. This could end up being a really boring post since we don't seem to have many of them at all anymore. 1. The only real tradition we have left at this point is that we buy each of the boys an ornament that signifies something about their year- a trip we took, a skill, a milestone, etc. Baby Ian From our trip to Hershey park 2. We don't dress up at all in our family. I do have one "Christmas" sweater that I will wear at some point in the season but I don't pick out anything special for the few family parties we go to.  I do, however, like to do up my nails a little bit special.   nails from previous years 3. We host a Christmas breakfast every other year so we often make breakfast foods-- croissants, quiche, fruit salad, etc.  We might do a bit of baking for some of the other parties we attend but in the last several yea

What's Up Wednesday; November 2023 Edition

It's the last Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for What's Up Wednesday with Sheaffer and Shay.  What We're Eating: All the Thanksgiving leftovers making up recipes like:  Italian turkey soup Creamy turkey noodle casserole Turkey & Cornbread Pot Pie Turkey and rice soup And of course our favorite leftover pie What I'm Reminiscing About: I've been thinking a lot about the cruise my husband and I went on for our honeymoon and what fun we had...  What I'm Loving: My new stove!  After waiting nearly a month and a half for repair parts we caved in and bought one. It's a double oven and I am really enjoying learning the ins and outs of it. What We've Been Up To: A bit of hiking, some home repairs,  reading, decorating the house for Christmas...  What I'm Dreading:  Cold and flu season, the icy cold mornings and snow, driving lessons with Evan (I'm so glad we talked him into getting his license but I HATE the actual teaching them t