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Well I really wasn’t home all that much by myself this week because the kids only had school on Monday and Tuesday so that didn’t leave me with much alone time, which was fine by me, except that Gracie got a cold and was sneezing all over the place and I did my very best to provide her with all that she needed while trying to stay in a “sneeze freeze zone.”
I don’t know why I bother with that because no matter how much I try to avoid the germs they’re going to hunt me down and find me.
Besides the germs it was a good week. We had a few inches of snow fall during the week and I got to go on a night snow walk with Sherman and Leroy.
I absolutely love walking at night while it’s snowing. It’s so quiet, relaxing and beautiful and I got to do it twice. After the walk I came home and curled up on the couch with Gracie and had some caramel hot chocolate. Delicious.
And of course, Thursday was Thanksgiving and I wore sweatpants all day so that I could eat and eat and eat. I barely saved room for a turkey sandwich as a late night snack but somehow I manged to shove it down my throat without puking. My stomach was a bit swollen.
I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday. There were some great deals but I just couldn’t bring myself to muster up the strength to deal with all the crowds. I wanted to keep my good week going without any unnecessary altercations.
This weekend I’m going to try and imitate my cartoon graphic, except I think I’m going to wear a pink sweater instead of a pink t-shirt and boots instead of pink flats. I guess that means I’ll have to do my hair too. Damn it.
Happy Saturday and Happy almost Turkey Day!
I’m so excited about Thanksgiving!
The family time, the giving thanks and of course the turkey and all the fixings, especially the stuffing! Yum!
So here’s what’s been going on this week!
I bought some Thanksgiving supplies! Normally we get a turkey from my husband’s boss but he works for someone else now, with much bigger and better perks, so we had to get our own turkey. I didn’t want that type of responsibility but I started to panic that there was going to be a turkey a shortage so I ran out and got one…..but I think I’m going to get another one because I only got one that was 13 pounds and I’m terrified there won’t be enough left over for turkey sandwiches!
I’m finally settling in to this being at home thing, kind of.
I still need to work on it.
I do know that it is very important for me to get out every day and walk. If I don’t I feel like a slug. On one of my walks with Leroy I decided I wanted to try and do lunge steps to work on my buttocks.
I’m just going to continue my talk about the adventures we have when we’re out hiking.
I don’t know, maybe I should start a new comedy series called “Adventures in Hiking.”
It’s a thought since I really don’t have anything else exciting going on in my life.
So we’ve already established that Leroy and I have started hiking together and I’ve found an actual trail that I really like and it’s one we have been going to at least once a week, sometimes more.
There’s nothing out of the ordinary about the trail, it’s a nice big trail that has beautiful scenery and it’s quiet and I don’t have to fear losing an eyeball.
It’s quiet because we go there during the day when everyone else is at work.
We rarely encounter anyone, which is nice and not nice because you told me that I need to be getting out and interacting with other people.
Baby steps. I’m taking baby steps.
I apologize for interrupting slobber week but we have a birthday boy in the house today.
Yes, that is correct, today is Sherman’s 7th birthday.
I can’t believe that the years have gone by so fast.
Well, most of the years have gone by fast.
This year, in regards to Sherman, has gone by very slow and has not been without challenges.
But we’ve gotten through those challenges and last weekend Sherman and I hit one of the goals that we’ve been working towards for the past several months.
We went for a hike through the woods.
We didn’t go for a walk. We went for a hike and it was fantastic for the both of us.
It might seem small to most but for us it was a milestone.
For Sherman and I to finally go for a hike together after not being able to do so for so long made my heart smile for him.
Sorry that I haven’t posted my Saturday roundup post in a few weeks. Things got a little busy, but now it’s all good!
In at home news. I’m still having issues adjusting and I’m going a little out of mind. I have found that getting out of my pajamas seems to help get me motivated and Leroy and I have had some really great walks in the park where I am continually asked if I’m walking a bear. I’ve gotten pretty good at smiling and nodding.
My favorite picture that I took this week was this one of Sherman:
As for cooking dinners. I’m in a total rut. I’ve got dinner planned for maybe 2 nights of the week and the other days I’m running to the store an hour before dinner time trying to get something together.
Blah! I like it better when my husband was in charge of dinners!
Last week the kids and I went to my parents house to help rake some leaves.
We had to go help rake leaves because apparently I put my foot in my mouth when I wrote my post a few weeks ago about how I LOVED to rake leaves.
Let my clarify so that there is no more confusion.
I like to rake MY leaves.
I don’t like to rake anyone else’s leaves, especially my parents leaves.
I told them many, many years ago to stop planting so many damn trees.
Before we get started I’ll have you know that Lafonda is one of Leroy’s nicknames given by husband. We’ve got, Lafonda, La-roy, and La-bastard that are going on right now.
We change things up weekly. You know, to keep it nice and confusing.
Anyway, Leroy’s grudge holding remains fully intact as of Mondays’s post and I fear that I am only making things worse but I can’t stop. It’s one of those situations where I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t.
Yesterday morning he tried howling in my face again to wake me up and and in the middle of trying to ignore him I rolled over in my bed and accidentally, I swear it was an accident, kicked him in the nose. This led to him sneezing and stomping out of the bed room and having another argument with the cushions, which I secretly think he was pretending were me.
I’ve been waiting to take a nice long hike with Leroy for quite some time but the weather lately has not been cooperating. It’s that time of the year where it’s either too hot, too rainy or there just isn’t time.
Earlier in the week though everything finally came together and we had a gorgeous fall day with temps hoovering around 45 degrees.
Last week my husband was about to go cut the grass in the backyard but before he started he asked me if I could pick up the dog poop and I obliged.
I did my best but the yard was covered in leaves and I knew I was bound to miss a few piles.
I mean that’s expected. No one can find every single pile of dog poop when it’s hidden under a blanket of leaves.
Apparently I missed 5 piles of poop on this day and my husbands shoe found all 5 piles.
Every time he would step in a pile he would call me over and point.
Then I would laugh and go back and get the pooper scooper and clean it up.
This installment of What I Did This Week While You Were Gone And I Was Home has got to be a quick one. We’re busy, busy, busy here at the My Brown Newfies Homestead.
Bobby’s birthday is Sunday so we’re having a little birthday celebration.
Both the kids are wrapping up their fall sports this weekend and………
ClamJam 2013 is next weekend!
In case you missed any posts this week here’s what we were talking about: