Super productive even without the pie

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Pumpkin Pie from a *real* pumpkin.

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Hello Gang!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was okay – I cooked for 8 people and then got up the next morning and did some Black Friday shopping and am now approx. 75% finished with my Christmas shopping.  My goal is to be completely finished by the 15th so that I can enjoy the rest of the month making cookies with my kids and watching Charlie Brown Christmas and Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life instead of stressing about how much I still have to do.  That’s the plan anyway.

Like my post title implies, I have been very productive lately.  The Christmas shopping was just the start. I also dragged out all of the Christmas decorations and got the tree up and decorated as well. I also finished AND mailed my Pay It Forward gifts (finally!) and also mailed the coupons for the PopChips giveaway.  Work has been crazy since we are implementing a new data entry system tomorrow and my location is going to be the first to go live with it, so I’ve been actually working while I’m at work.  All of this is to say that unfortunately when life gets busy, blogging gets forgotten.

My weight…is holding steady at 180 pounds. I didn’t lose or gain over the holiday. One reason is that I had a wicked cold and just didn’t have much of an appetite, plus the dessert-bringer for Thanksgiving only brought desserts that I didn’t particularly care for.  *Holiday rant in 3…2…1…

When you ask me what desserts to bring, and I tell you that I am really looking forward to pumpkin pie, please…for the love of all things good and beautiful, bring me a pumpkin pie! DO NOT bring me some fancy 3 layer pumpkin cream cheese fluffy thing that only YOU like. I’m a texture gal – I love the texture of pumpkin pie, and I feel totally cheated that I did not get any pumpkin pie on the ONE holiday of the year that celebrates said pie. And no, I’m not going to go buy one or make one now because now it’s too late. I don’t want it now. So there.  Rant over.*

You can be for damn sure that next year, there will be pumpkin pie. Oh yes, there will be pie.

In other news…I have no other news. Really there just isn’t a whole lot going on that I feel the need to blog about. About which I feel the need to blog. I know the second sentence is grammatically correct, but it feels foreign to say it that way. Sorry grammar nazies. Is the plural of Nazi, Nazies? Or is it just Nazis? Personally I don’t they deserve any extra letters at all, so I’m sticking with Nazis. Damn Nazis.

Yeah, anyway, I need to get back to work. The boss will be back any minute and my new 22″ monitor that I just got for the new data entry system (I don’t know why they sent me a new monitor, but hey, I’ll take it!)  doesn’t hide things very well at all.  I’m totally going to have to rearrange my desk so that only I can see my monitor. Sneaky sneaky!!  Okay, so anyway this is me getting back to work.

Later taters!

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Super productive even without the pie

  1. Grammar “nazies” (does that rhyme with “daisies?”) should read this entry in alt.english.usage: http://alt-usage-english.org/big_faq.html#fxprepos 😉

    You should have come to our Thanksgiving dinner. Our sister-in-law asked us specifically to bring pumpkin pie, because she was making a rolled pumpkin cake and her sister was bringing pumpkin cheesecake. So my husband insisted that we bring *two* pumpkin pies from Costco (i.e., they were huge), because everyone would of course also want pumpkin pie. And oh, darn, if there were leftovers. And there were – they laughed at our not one, but TWO jumbo-sized pies. (But they also partook of said pies.) My daughter wanted nothing to do with pumpkin, so she got some leftover ice cream cake from her cousin’s birthday. (Next year, I guess we’re bringing separate dessert for her, too.)

  2. debby

    Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. That’s not right. Even though I miss your clever blogging I am glad that you life is getting in the way because its going well.

    Like your Christmas plan. Now just don’t keep adding ‘stuff to do’ to it just because you are organized and it is done. Not that I know what that’s like from experience…

    That’s the second time someone has mentioned the Costco pumpkin pies. I might have to give them a try.

  3. Cindy

    I laughed so hard at your rant.

    I offered to bring mini pumpkin cheesecakes and totally bit off more than I could chew that week (because I cooked for 3 nights straight after work and the 3rd night I was BURNT) and so my husband emplored me to just let him grab us a pie at the pie shop.
    so i did.

    never ever took so much crap from family (who consequently made pumpkin cheesecake anyways, because I saw it in the outside fridge)
    WHAT GIVES
    so my pecan fail dessert (which I really wanted to try) never got tried and the gang ate some chocolate torte (that was really good) and the hosts home made apple pie.

    so maybe next year I’ll say I’m bringing a store bought pie so I can function and work and be a mom and deal with it and maybe instead do a fancy thing.

    GAH
    thanks for listening!
    sorry you didn’t get pumpkin pie. that stinks.

    ps our office went Live with a new computer system that we spent 2 years developing and it was NOT FUN.
    get rest! doubling up on your work??? we did. boo.

    I need to go shopping. I feel like a slacker now!

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