Back with more random chit chat!
I’m glad I made peace with doing a little brain-dumping here from time to time. It’s so refreshing not to have a plan and instead sit down to let my fingers dance across the keyboard.
One thing I miss about working is all the typing I did. Not like 50’s secretary typing, more like keeping up with 100-300 emails each day. There’s just something so satisfying to me about letting my fingers run across the keyboard. They know just where to go and what to do and I love the sound of the “click click click” as they do their thing.
I’m such a weirdo, I know!
My love for typing actually reminds me of a moment during Thanksgiving this year. It’s a long story, but my mom and sister were working on something kinda intense and getting frustrated. Being an outsider to the problem, I saw a solution that involved typing up a couple of well-worded emails, and I convinced them to let me take on the task.
I rolled up my sleeves (not really, but it makes for a better story) and got to work furiously plucking out two diplomatically worded emails. Andy called out from the living room, “I haven’t heard her type this furiously since her days at Bluewater!”
It gave me a big chuckle since I vividly remember the days of typing out intense email after intense email, all the passion of my mind flowing through my keystrokes.
The only person who rivaled my intense typing was probably my boss Robert. That man types so hard I’m surprised keys don’t start flying off the board!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, we had a really nice time. We all hunkered down in my mom’s apartment for a few days and mostly chilled out. We played games, stayed in our pajamas, ate lots of good food and had a lot of laughs. Any drama that threatened to creep up was pretty quickly squashed back down. You know where there’s family there’s the potential for drama! But I was proud of us this year.
We started the day as we have done for so many years…Peaches and Cream Pancakes and Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade.
We played a bunch of games, and Avery grew increasingly attached to my sister’s fiance, soon-to-be-Uncle Kevin.
Grace and I partnered up to play Fill Or Bust and I’m pretty sure sharing each roll with her messed up my mojo! It’s a good thing she’s so cute ;)
Mom outdid herself again this year and created an absolutely incredible feast for us! Our traditional fare includes, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, winter squash, succotash, cranberry sauce and homemade rolls.
We always sit down to a cozy table thanks to my mom’s knack for the little details :)
I’m drooling just thinking about it!
So now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re getting into gear for Christmas. We plan to get our tree this weekend and take down all of our beloved fall decorations. I’ll be sad to see them go, but I can’t wait for the aroma of a fresh Christmas tree to fill the house!
Shopping is nearly finished (woo hoo!) and I’m excited to sit by the tree late at night wrapping gifts with a cup of eggnog and carols playing in the background. It’s one of my favorite parts of the season and I want to savor it soon so I’m fully prepared for baby brother to come early.
PLEASE COME EARLY BABY BROTHER!!
I want to be home for Christmas so bad I can taste it. If he comes on his due date (like Avery did!) I’ll be in the hospital on Christmas and that’s really bumming me out.
I know it will all work out, so I’m really not stressing too much about it.
Phew! I’m tired. This post was longer than I expected so I’ll stop here :)