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Pecan Pie and Evil Bears

The Thanksgiving feasting is over, and I had a short return back to work for one day. Thursday definitely felt like Saturday, and I did not feel like working today. Work was not bad, though, and now I get to relax a little longer.

We have Thanksgiving at Greg’s parents every year, because they’re only an hour away. This year, I made a ton of foood!! Sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, apple pie pull-apart bread, and my first pecan pie.

I used the Pioneer Woman’s recipe; it was delicious. We crumbled the crust a little bit, but the best part is the middle anyway. There are still leftovers in the fridge whispering my name.

After all the food, I definitely had a case of the -itis, so the rest of the night was spent snuggling kitties on the couch. I’m laughing here, because Luna is laying on me with just her butt sticking out; she stayed like that for a while.

Verizon is giving out free Encore and Starz this weekend, so we spent the night re-watching Wreck It Ralph and Brave. I love those movies, especially Brave; made me cry the first time I saw it – it’s so sweet!

Also, once while I was on a training week where we lived in tents, I had a nightmare, and the bear in my dream looked exactly like the evil bear from Brave. When I woke up, I had to go outside to pee!!! Scariest bathroom trip ever.

If you can’t remember, it looked like this. Thanks for the nightmares, Disney.

Next goal: figure out Christmas presents! I got Greg this pistol crossbow thing for our anniversary (romantic, right haha), which he loves. I think he has enough weapons for now, although I can tell his dad is jealous of it, so we might get him one.


Happy Thanksgiving

Just remember, if you choose to shop on Black Friday, don’t go shopping alone.

This could happen to you, too. Neck hole in the back hole, back in the shoulder hole, arms who knows where. You never know when you may need someone to extract you from a Target dress trap (I was alone this day, BTW; clearly, I needed help).

I am not skilled at putting on clothes, generally. There is still a picture floating around documenting the time that I put my pants on backwards and wondered why they felt weird, while I stood there looking like a mutant who could turn my bottom half the opposite way. Or someone who was born with a butt in their front.

I will be doing all my shopping online this weekend; I’ve worked a Black Friday before, and there is nothing enticing about being on the other side of it for me. Are you doing any shopping this weekend? How do you feel about shopping on Thanksgiving? I think it’s crazy, although some make the argument that employees get paid holiday pay; I still think a lot of people would rather be at home.

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Corn Casserole & Sweater Shopping

I am already freaking out about cooking everything in time for Thursday, and I’m not even the one doing most of the cooking. I just finished cooking corn casserole at 1 AM. I work second shift, so that’s actually not as unusual as it sounds. Yep, totally normal to bake a casserole at 1 AM.

I used this recipe from Paula Deen, and it is the most amazing thing and also the easiest to make. I make corn casserole every year, and I’m not ashamed if I eat half of it.

I have a few more things to cook tomorrow morning, since I’m not off until Thursday.

Sweater: Target (similar) // Jeans: Forever 21 (similar) // Flats: Target // Scarf: Old Navy

Target is having a huge sale on sweaters. I found this big comfy one for around $16, although I can’t find it online. I’m wearing flats with it here because I was on my way to work, and boots and heels aren’t quite as comfortable for wearing all day. I couldn’t find that one, but I did find a lot more I wouldn’t mind wearing: this bunny one, a polka dot or key pattern sweater, and if you are in need of a tacky Christmas sweater, there is this dinosaur one.

This weather is going crazy! I have to bundle up when I go outside; it’s been in the 30’s.

Are you the one cooking for Thanksgiving? If not, are you bringing anything? Any huge deals I should know about?


Flyers Weekend

Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are not a bad way to start your Sunday. You probably already knew that, but damn I love cinnamon rolls. We definitely ate all of these today. Well, I ate three, so you do the math of who ate the rest of them.

The first part of our weekend was spent walking around Philly, with me dragging G to various shops and him browsing Reddit on his phone while I shopped in Sephora. By shopping, I mean trying different eyeshadows and lotions on my hands and walking out empty-handed, because, honestly, if I buy one thing, I might as well buy 18 of them.

We stopped at the Franklin Flea, which was cool. It’s a winter flea market that goes on inside one of the historic buildings there.

I was looking for Christmas gifts, but didn’t find anything. G did find some delicious hot sauce called Hank Sauce; I didn’t try any because I was trying to recover from cramps I had earlier that day, but he bought the Camouflage and thought it was tasty.

Finally, we went to our/my first professional hockey game! We saw the Flyers v the Islanders. We were rooting for the Flyers (who did win), but it was a great game all around. I prefer hockey to baseball or basketball; it’s much more intense! I haven’t been to a pro football game yet.

Are these girls not super cold?? Haha I was wearing a coat and covered up in G’s jacket; looks like they would be freezing.

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Currently, Friday

Is it weird that I just started typing in my address bar instead of Wow, talk about a flashback. I used to be a livejournal addict. It’s just been one of those days.

Dolman Top: Old Navy // Jeans: Forever 21 (similar) // Desert Boots: Clarks // Dinosaur Necklace: Forever 21 (similar – clearance!) // Octopus Ring: Modcloth

Wearing: Love these desert boots I got for my birthday, and I wear this octopus ring from Modcloth sometimes, with bonus cat scratches. Also, I don’t paint my fingernails, because I am in the Air National Guard, and I am too lazy to take it off before drill weekends.

Reading: I finished Gone by Michael Grant, and it was awesome; I recommend it! I’ve just started Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer; it’s about his trip up Mt Everest, which ended disastrously. I can’t even imagine climbing to the height that planes normally cruise.

Eating: We went to Red Robin today, my favorite restaurant! I always mean to take a picture of my food, but it’s sooo good I eat it before I remember, every time. Also, I was planning to save half to take with me to work for dinner. Yep, that didn’t work. Whiskey River BBQ chicken wrap is just too delicious.

Watching: Battlestar Galactica. I’m on the final season on Netflix. Also, Doctor who returns on Saturday!!!! Did you see the Google homepage today; yay for Doctor Who love. I would love to see the new Hunger Games, but G and I are cheap, and we have a free movie ticket which we can only use to see movies which have been out a couple weeks. Thor or Bad Grandpa?? I’m leaning towards Bad Grandpa.

Working On: Training my cat to NOT wake me up every morning to feed her. This morning, she woke me up by crouching in front of me and touching her nose to mine while staring at me. Sounds sweet and a little creepy, right? Yep, not what I want after only 5-6 hours of sleep. Let me get my 8 in, please.

Listening To: I’m linking up with Whitney at I Wore Yoga Pants to Work today for #backthatazzup Friday. I’m addicted to about half of Katy Perry’s new CD, AKA the half I can dance to. I’m loving a lot of the tracks so far, but this is one of my favorites! The beat is amazing and I love the background ethereal noises.


8 Things About Me

I saw this post at Angie’s site, My So-Called Chaos, today, and thought I would join in with some facts about me.

1. I really love Raisin Bran Crunch. Sometimes I get crazy cravings for it; I think I may have eaten too much Raisin Bran as a kid, and it’s become part of my bloodstream, and I have to recharge every now and then.

2. My boyfriend never had a family pet. I find that really weird, since I’ve ALWAYS had pets.

3. Speaking of which, once we brought Boba Fett home, I realized he would be lonely when we were at work, so I had to convince G that we needed to adopt another kitten. It took a LOT of convincing, and I’m not saying there weren’t a few tears. I’m emotional.

4. I once threw up all over a copy of Breaking Dawn. That pretty much summarizes my feelings on Twilight. Twilight fans, we are just on different sides and we will have to live with it. The part I feel bad about is that I also threw up on my cat at the same time. It was a rough day for both of us.

5. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I know a lot of people don’t eat it, and I always start babbling to them about how they should try it and it’s the best meal ever and haven’t they even heard of pancakes???

6. I love Doctor Who. It comes back this Saturday; I’m so excited!!

7. I also love scary movies. Just know that I will probably be huddled in the corner of the couch, with a clawlike grip on someone’s arm, and plugging my ears with my free hand.

8. I’ve lived in seven different states, mostly in the South. Now I live in Delaware, and I love being this close to Philadelphia; it always has something fun going on and we get to try yummy restaurants. Only minus is parking!! $15?? I could buy a pair of jeans from Forever 21 for that.

BONUS FACT! Sometimes we dress our cat up like a cat burrito.