I’m trying to stay positive and busy this week, because if I don’t, if I don’t make myself get up to do things I have to and put one foot in front of the other and breathe in and out and focus on my life around me I will just collapse into the fetal position and cry until I sleep then wake up and do it all over again.
I have a ton of school work that I sort of held off really focusing on until this week so I would have something to focus on. (Of course Eriana was running a fever last night and is home from school today, (SHE’S FINE, MOM) so that worked out well. NOT.) Wednesday Jim wanted to work, which he hasn’t done on the 27th since before 2009, because he didn’t just want to sit around and be sad this year. I get it. Eriana’s school is having a holiday luncheon and a “production” on Wednesday, which I know involves the toddler class wearing paper vests and headbands with paper feathers. I volunteered to help set up so I don’t have to be home alone that morning.
I planned for a big, unconventional-meets-traditional Thanksgiving dinner because we are just doing Thanksgiving the three of us at home and I didn’t want to cook a turkey or do all of that stuff. Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday, especially since the Worst Day usually falls this week and I have terrible, terrible memories of being in labor on Thanksgiving in 2009. So here is our Thanksgiving menu for this year, and I’m actually really excited about cooking on Thursday.
-Turkey and Cranberry Enchiladas
-Homemade Green Bean Casserole
-Slow Cooker Jalapeno Cream of Corn
-Crescent rolls with garlic butter
-Pumpkin Bread Pudding (I cut the recipe from a coupon circular, so I have no link)
-Chocolate Kisses Peanut Butter Cookies
-For breakfast I will make cinnamon rolls, and for lunch I’ll defrost and cook something we already have in the freezer.
Hopefully Thursday we can do something fun as a family. If it’s nice we’ll probably go on a “nature walk” in the preserve that backs up to our complex. Just because it’s fun and will get us out of the house. If the weather turns dark we can just hunker down and watch Christmas movies, I think. Friday Jim will go back to work, and I’ll probably take Eriana to school, unless by some miracle I finish my homework before then.
I’m really excited about Jim’s birthday, which is a week from Wednesday, and then my sister’s visit to Portland, then Eriana’s birthday, then Christmas.
Just keep moving. Just keep going.
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