Tuesday, November 23, 2010

tuesday tidbits

In an effort to climb out of the slump I am in I actually wrapped my daughter-in-law's birthday presents yesterday. Her birthday was ten days ago. With any luck she'll get them before the month is over!

I read an article on Huffington Post the other day about how celeac disease (gluten intolerance) can impair memory and concentration. I've got some serious issues related to both, so I think I may just try a gluten-free diet for a few weeks and see what happens. Wouldn't that be a kick in the pants? Next doctor's visit, I'll ask him to check it out. Fortunately I happened upon an awesome blog that features gluten-free recipes. We'll see how this goes.

My husband just informed me that he's moved past Thanksgiving. To him, it will be just another day of the week. Apparently a combination of things has led to pulling the plug, but the only explanation he offers is that he's "done." Alrighty then!

For my part, I'm starting Thanksgiving Day early by volunteering at the first annual Turkey Trot, a 5k fundraiser to benefit our local animal shelter, New Leash on Life. The race begins at 8 AM. Great way to work up an appetite for that big ole turkey dinner. For runners. Who will have a big ole turkey dinner!

I picked up a styrofoam tree-form to try to make one of those paper Christmas trees I posted the other day. Found some fun stuff to put on top. Stay tuned for pictures!

I bit the bullet and ordered Christmas cards. They have already shipped, so maybe they'll arrive today!

I hosted an Uppercase Living party last week, and we close out the party today. Can't wait til my free stuff gets here and I can put it up!

I'm grateful for my blogging buddies. Thanks for stopping by to catch up, and to say hello. You all are often the bright spot of my day!


The Bug said...

I wouldn't mind having an anti-Thanksgiving too. I love my family, but a day of quiet in which to perhaps eat lasagna would be pretty cool :)

Where did you get your cards? I haven't even THOUGHT about them & I'd better get with it! Last year I made them, but that is NOT happening this year.

Janet M said...

I hope in spite of the grinch on your end that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.
LOL on that picture of the dog and cat- cute one.

Jayne said...

Truth be known, it always ends up being stressful regardless of how well planned it is beforehand. My dad especially stresses for some reason. It's the only time of year we even see our Knoxville cousins and such, and even though there is always MORE than plenty of food, my dad (who, I might add does none of the cooking) stresses about what all we will have to eat. Is it that Depression era generation?

Mary Beth said...

Just woke up from a dream about a stressy Thanksgiving at my parents' this weekend...due to the proximity there of my sister: she and my husband do not like each other.

Note that we have no plans to see her or her family (whom I adore) but my dreams do not know that. Ugh.

Mompriest said...

It will take everything in my power to NOT be completely depressed this entire holiday season.

I hope you enjoy that 5k and that your husband can enjoy some turkey even if he's moved past Thanksgiving. I understand, not a lot to be thankful for at the moment. But just got to keep putting one foot in front of the other.


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