Saturday, November 27, 2010


Yes, we had a nice Thanksgiving day.  I kept my cool and didn't blow up or get upset about anything.  Rich and Rick decided to do some home improvement during the waiting for the turkey.  Rich finished up the window in the bedroom.  He put wood border frame around it.  He drilled a whole in the wall and ran the antenna wire thru it.  Then he installed a new bathroom vanity.  I made the stuffing for the turkey and he made regular stuffing.  Personally, I think mine was better.. hehe.  I made Ree Drummond's  (Pioneer Woman) Soul Sweet Potatoes.    I have never really enjoyed sweet potatoes until I made these!  I think this is going to be my signature dish at potlucks.  Easy to make and delicious!  The turkey came out beautifully.  We had corn, creamed spinach, cranberry sauce, rolls, gravy and pie!  Rick joined us.  He is a good neighbor and really has helped Rich out a lot with different projects.  

Travis' job ended on Wednesday, so he will be applying for unemployment soon.  We are going to have our health insurance starting on the 1st and I am so happy!  I have an appointment with the breast specialist on the first too.  

The kitten has come into heat for the first time.  I am looking around and trying to find a low cost spay/neuter clinic.  I inquired at Petsmart for the price of their spays and they quoted me over $300.  They must be smoking something over there.  So we have been listening to mournful yowling for about 4 days now.  I hope she starts slowing down soon.  I heard cats can come into heat again in less than a month.  

Rich and I splurged and got ourselves a new bed set.  It is a queen size and is so comfy!  It was not cheap but they threw in a twin for Sarah.  I have only bought myself one new bed before in my lifetime and it was a piece of junk.   This extra money has been a God send.  We got caught up on the bills and have a little extra for savings and perhaps a family trip.  We were thinking about going to Florida.  I have been pretty upset about my mother's health and wonder if we should go visit her instead.  Her heart is failing and I am not sure how much time she has left.  She said not to worry because she will always be in my heart, but I can't imagine how I am going to react when I loose my mother.  Every time I think about it I start tearing up.  My Mom has been my best friend and biggest supporter.  We had a rough patch when I was a teen and she didn't always like some of the decisions I have made in life, but she has still been there for me.  It is so hard for me to live so far away from her.  The only thing holding me here in NY now is my daughter.  I don't think it would be fair to take her away from her Grandmother.  I could care less about her father, but I know he would probably take me to court over it, even tho he barely sees her.  Hard to think in 7 years she will be 18.  Then I can go where I want, but my mother will be gone.  My sister and brother live down south.  My Mom is my rock however.  

Ok now I am crying just looking at her picture.  Wow.. I need a Mommy fix! 


  1. Try the local Animal Rescue or ASPCA.....some places will do it for free.....also, your local vet...mine only charged $90.00 to neuter Max....


  2. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving, Linda. And I hope you get that trip to Florida as well.

  3. Our local ASPCA also does very low cost neutering.

    I love sweet potatoes so I'm going to be trying out that recipe.

    Have a good day!


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