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Name: Raven
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About Me: Married, 2 kids, 3 step-kids, 3 cats and a mini-doxie
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Busy Busy Busy
Sorry all, I have been very busy and neglecting my blog (writing and reading)...email...IM's. I've just haven't been able to find the time to do anything online.
So, what have I been up to?
Thanksgiving was good. I did not have to eat at the "kids" table. I actually got my normal seat. The turkey was excellent and my parents were in pretty good moods.
The very next weekend we all got together for our yearly Christmas fondue at my sister's house. This was with all of the kids and it's funny to watch my sister try and get over her OCD having teenagers in the house.
So two weekends in a row we had huge ass meals. Plus, I went shopping on Black Friday. I have a love/hate thing going with Kohls. I love their Black Friday sales...but the line on Black Friday makes me nuts.
Work has been busy as hell! End of year, trying to meet goals I made for myself, decorating the front case (I have a degree in Marketing...not Merchandising...grrr).
I have been baking up a storm. Sugar cookie cut outs are done a decorated, chocolate chips are cooling as I type this, Shortbread is in the fridge firming up, the peanut brittle and molasses crinkles have already been consumed. I still have Russian tea cakes, chocolate clouds, and Hubby's mom's sugar cookies to make. If I have time I will also make another batch of molasses crinkles...I barely got any of them...damn kids.
Last weekend my cousin graduated from college. She is moving to Phoenix sometime between Christmas and New Years. I drove down to Columbus during the worst snow storm of the year (so far). A trip that usually takes 2 1/2 hours took 4. The party was fun, I got to see my family and meet several of their friends. We left at the end and started home. The roads were much better. I was still was very very careful. But, not careful enough. I spun out and hit a guard rail near Rte 13 on 71N. I need a new manicure, as I tore off two nails. Dippy Daughter got a knock to the head but not too bad, and Goth girl was unscathed. The EMT's from Troy Township were very nice...the police office who gave me a ticket, wasn't quite as nice...but oh well. The tow truck took the girls and I to an all night Steak n Shake. Hubby came down and got us. We got home around 3am.
Monday morning we went to the body shop (Thank the Gods for AAA Gold). I hit the driver side back corner of the car. The body shop gave us a time estimate. We went to Enterprise an got our rental car. What a pain in the ass.
In between all of this have been band concerts, choir concerts, wrapping gifts, helping with school projects, laundry out the whazoo, and basically trying to get the house in order for Christmas.
So, that's been my busy life lately. I hope to get back to normal after the holidays. So don't think I've abandoned everyone!
posted by Raven @ 10:56 PM  
  • At December 19, 2007 9:20 AM, Blogger Real Live Lesbian said…

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  • At December 19, 2007 9:20 AM, Blogger Real Live Lesbian said…

    What a great idea...a Christmas Fondue!

    I'm stealing that one!

  • At December 19, 2007 9:42 AM, Blogger Raven said…

    Feel free to steal. We do an all day thing. We start around noon with a cheese fondue, watch whatever sport is on TV. Then around 3 we do an oil and a broth fondue with meat and sea food. Usually people want a nap after this. Then around 5 or 6 we do chocolate fondue. After that we play a board game. Then everyone goes home and tried not consider their expanding waitlines and thining arteries.

  • At December 19, 2007 11:48 PM, Blogger 'Bubbles' said…

    First. I'm so glad that you guys were not seriously injured in the accident!

    Second, I'm impressed with the cookie list. I have the ingredients but haven't started.

    Finally, I think I'll steal the fondue idea, too!

  • At December 20, 2007 7:17 AM, Blogger Raven said…

    Bubbles - We all got out without major...or even really minor damage. The car wasn't quite as lucky. I hate these plastic cars. I miss the stell ones from the 70's. The cookies are getting there. I do this big baking thing one a year...I make the most of it.
    Fondue is the greatest. Where else do you invite people to cook their own food and they have fun doing it!

  • At December 20, 2007 1:25 PM, Blogger SkylersDad said…

    Nice to hear from you again!

  • At December 21, 2007 8:08 AM, Blogger Hot Lemon said…

    Yarr! That be th' holly-daze fer ya!!

    I think you should try a ☧-pudding instead of fonny-doo...

  • At December 21, 2007 12:58 PM, Blogger Hot Lemon said…

    meanwhile, I've got BETTER than a parrot!! *I've* got a Korall Bläckfisk!! Yarr!!

  • At December 21, 2007 2:53 PM, Blogger Hot Lemon said…

    Hmmm... "Fonz doo" comes to mind. What can we do with that??

  • At December 21, 2007 7:07 PM, Blogger Hot Lemon said…

    i think you should warm up a quart or 2 of Nutella-- then you can have FON DOO-DOO!!

    BWA HA HA HA!!! I krakk meself up e'ery time!!

  • At December 22, 2007 11:14 AM, Blogger Matt-Man said…

    Have a great Baby Jeebus Day!! Cheers Raven!!

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