Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I've been really busy getting ready for Thanksgiving, but naturally, I'm still not ready. I'm making the turkey for the first time this year and the whole "defrosting" thing almost got me, but I'm pretty sure we're going to be thawed in time. Who knew it took three days to thaw a turkey? Probably everyone with a uterus but me.

Other than that, it doesn't seem too complicated. I'm making an herb rub/sauce, cooking it in a bag. Of course, it took me hours of internet research to make those decisions. I'm also making rolls (read Pilsbury crescent rolls) and deviled eggs, which I'm about to make in a minute. Looking forward to eating embarrassing amounts of mac and cheese!

Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


How to Solve Any Sudoku Puzzle
Freelance writing is picking up and I have several jobs on the burner right now. So, that's good.

I also sold something on etsy- also good.

I'm working on redecorating the living room, but it's going very slowly. I've decided that instead of painting today, I'm going to go through room by room and clean each room of the house and then start worrying about design and decorating. Sure, it's less fun, but it needs to be done.

My junk that I'm selling on craigslist is not going good, which is a major reason that I've kind of run out of steam in the living room. I've also run out of funds. I have the paint and painting supplies, but since I can't do stuff like buy curtains, it's hard to get inspired to paint. I really wish some of that stuff would sell. I have sold some stuff- a rug, a desk and a coffee table, which funded the purchase of a new sofa, new rug and painting supplies. I'd previously bought new side tables and a new coffee table at yard sales. I still need to buy at least two lamps (there is no overhead light in the room), four curtains panels, window shears, some throw pillows and some things to hang on the walls. I have a vision for all this, but I only have $15 from the sell of the desk left to spend and that's not enough to buy even one of the things that I need. Sell, junk! Sell!

So, today I'm going to get caught up on laundry. Tomorrow, I am going to clean the upstairs of my house. Tuesday, I am going to my in-laws house to help them with a project and on Wednesday, I am going to clean the downstairs of my house and then if I still have the time and energy, I'm going to paint the living room. Hopefully, some more things will sell by then and I can get the room looking halfway decent by Thanksgiving.