Wednesday, November 30, 2011

By The Numbers

30 days of craziness in November

13 of those crazy days without Todd

3 deer shot with bow and/or gun this season which means,

160 pounds of meat to be eaten, given to friends and family, and donated to food banks

5 important birthdays

2 Thanksgivings hosted at my house

38 pounds of turkey cooked in my oven

6 pounds of applesauce made on my stove

6 pies and 1 torte eaten at my table

44 miles run so I could partake in the pies, tortes, potatoes, and everything else that came my way

12 fires in the fireplace

120 pieces of Halloween candy eaten (and thrown away)

1 day of light snowfall

22 days of unseasonally warm weather.

4 little kids begging me to take down the fall decorations and put up Christmas decorations

1 stubborn mama who refuses to put up any Christmas decorations before December

Dozens of memories made snuggling, playing flashlight tag in the backyard, reading books, at the movie theater with my four littles, taking long walks, cuddling in the nests we made, watching and playing football, donating our time to help others, riding bikes, and enjoying each other's company.
Countless blessing and reasons to be thankful in this month of giving Thanks. 


Elaine A. said...

Wow, I'm worn out AND full of warmth and happiness just reading all of this! Glad you all had a good holiday and enjoyed the month of November to the fullest!

Mom24 said...

That sounds pretty awesome. I'm really happy for you.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I am SO tired just from reading this! You deserve to sleep for a month!
I also refuse to decorate for Christmas before December. I tell the kids it's against my religion. LOL

Allison said...

Wow!!!!! That was some month!

Allison said...

PS Love the new header pic and how you included your husband and dog!

Tonya said...

love it. but we put up our tree every year on black Friday it is our tradition :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Whoa--TWO Thanksgivings? I'm amazed you resurfaced here so soon!

Jeni said...

And, in the end, all those many memories you accrued during the month, doing all of those things, will be a treasure that will last you a lifetime! Big congrats especially to the hunters in your family with 3 deer! That's awesome. My older daughter's fiance finally got a buck this year and it was well worth the wait as it was a 12-pointer and just beautiful! said...

yes that is alot to be thankful for. I ended november with thankfulness that i got to go home last night and not into the hospital. I smashed our car up pretty good.

lime said...

dizzyingly delightful. good stuff there. glad to read it. :)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Fun post! I'm with you on the C-mas decorations. We are pulling out our inflatable Santa and elves today. :)

Jayne said...

what a great month! We have kiddos begging for decorations here too...they are excited by the tree and the Nativity set, and were super pumped that both were set up yesterday!

Karen Deborah said...

so with all that work WHO did the inventory? loved this post you craazy woman.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson