Anna, my best friend since I was twelve, has managed to trick me and our mutual friend Jodi into visiting her house on the day following Thanksgiving every year. My friend Gerry joined our group after we graduated high school. In other words, this was not a typical party. To be clear, we did not... Continue Reading →
The Demon Fruit Cake – An Almost True Story
I don't know who drew this. I couldn't find a source. If you know it, let me know so I can show out the brilliant person who created this monstrosity. My family and the family of my best friend are both Italian, and we hold fast to our traditions. Some traditions are universal, such as... Continue Reading →
A Train Wreck Christmas Playlist
Holy cow. It's December. How? Didn't the kids just go back to school? What the hell? I'm still writing my resolutions for 2022. Oh well. Since it's Decmeber 1st that means it's time for Whamageddon and Mariahlation. That's right, kids. We're doubling down on this. And you might be asking what Mariahlation is. Literally the... Continue Reading →
Works For Me Wednesday: Emergency Holiday Cleaning
Did you look at the calendar? Do you see what tomorrow is? It's Thursday. Thanksgiving. And your house is going to be invaded by friends, family, and people who like to point out that your corgi sheds enough to make tumbleweeds from her fur. You've been so focused on what you're going to cook, you forgot to clean. Probably doesn't help that you've also been working, and driving your kids everywhere, and doing everything else. You need a plan. I'm here to help.
Mom Monday: Thanksgiving Activities for Children to Save Your Sanity
It happens this week. And I know you're thinking about the turkey, cranberry sauce, and if your sister in law will insist on bringing those rotten deviled eggs. Have you forgotten anything? How about the kids?
Holiday Prep: A Train Wreck Thanksgiving
It's happening. Thanksgiving is barreling down on us faster than a wind whipped Macy's parade balloon. Soon, your house will be invaded by members of your own family. It's enough to make an introverted train wreck hide in the bathroom. But you can't do that. You promised to cook and bake and put on a Thanksgiving dinner that would make Martha Stewart chartreuse with envy.
Thanksgiving Freeloaders – A Rant
Turkey time is approaching. Did you get your turkey yet? We'll probably take our turkey out of the freezer on Sunday. My mother in law said the lady on the TV said you need to thaw it one day for every pound. With as big as this bird is I should have taken it out at Halloween. Why is the turkey so big? Because I should have listened to my mother and married an orphan.
A Train Wreck Thanksgiving Plan
Are you short on time and need some Thanksgiving shortcuts? Are you new to all of this preparation and have no idea where to begin? Here are some simple time-saving tips and suggestions to aid you if you're a newbie. I'm certain you'll be able to pull off Thanksgiving dinner. Even if you find yourself asking, "Um. Why is it only two weeks to Thanksgiving? I still have bags of candy from my kids. I mean, from taking my kids Trick or Treating. And we are going to have a house full of my husband's family. Again."
Prepare yourself. The Holiday Season is Coming.
Holy crap! It’s the second week of November. We are like two weeks from Thanksgiving. That means Black Friday shopping. I’ve already seen posts reminding me of only fifty more sleeps till Christmas. The twenties start in sixty days. I am not ready for this. There are literally like eight weeks left of this decade. Decade,... Continue Reading →