A Different Kind of Holiday

I think it’s safe to say…everything is different this year. I had a really nice time at PT’s on Thanksgiving but it wasn’t the same without her daughter. Her daughter felt much better but didn’t want to risk the chance of getting her mom sick so it was just the two of us. We had a tasty meal and some great conversation.

I came home to some distraught kids. Both of their grandparents ended up in the hospital. One thing I have always said to them…”if you’re going to get sick…don’t do it while you live in this town because they will kill you.” I will leave it at that but it wasn’t an easy journey for any of them.

The kids were still at their dad’s on Black Friday…not that I had any great shopping plans. I stopped at Hobby Lobby and a local sustainable store, which is technically a small business but I knew I wouldn’t be around on Saturday so I stopped. Big K decided not to serve her turkey at the last minute so I  knew I had to get home and cook my second turkey.

The turkey was extra scrumptious and made a killer broth! I tried to get creative with the leftovers and made the kids a turkey melt….basically it’s a grilled cheese with bacon and turkey. Today I made them turkey quesadilla’s which is something different. Whatever I don’t use tomorrow will go in the freezer until I have a plan for it.

On Small business Saturday, SB and I met out at a local goat farm that makes my favorite soap. We bought some soap and then hung out in the barn with the goats for a while. Those goats have such personality!! A couple of them kept trying to eat my shirt but other than that, they were adorable. I’m glad we went. We left there and headed to another farm, a fruit farm. I picked up some blueberry donuts for the kids and bought some apples to make applesauce. I tried a new recipe with honey instead of sugar and it was pretty darn tasty! I have some in the fridge and I canned some for later.

I haven’t done a whole lot. The Girl keeps getting me sucked into these Netflix Christmas movies. Dash and Lily…loved! Loved a lot actually, it’s worth the watch. A bad mom’s Christmas is hysterical…..like pee your pants funny! Not that I peed my pants but I laughed till my belly hurt, it was great one. Now we are watching Pottersville. We thought it was a Christmas movie but it has a Bigfoot hoax and furries and I’m not sure what it has to do with Christmas???? It’s very strange…thankfully I didn’t pick it. The Girl never lets me forget it when I pick a bad one…this one is on her….she couldn’t resist Bigfoot.

Today the Girl and I spent a big part of our day at T-Mobile. We have had Cricket as our provider for the last couple of years and lately I have been getting text messages days after they were sent, people couldn’t hear me when I  made or received a call, and my phone was slower than molasses in January. So I knew I needed to make a change and I was hoping they had the same kind of deal like they had last year. Thankfully they did! I will pay $10.00 more per month for the Girl and I and for a new phone I will add $12.50 per month for two years to that total. Fingers crossed…it will be worth it.

I have managed to get out there with my camera. The red shouldered hawk that woke me up Saturday morning was persistent. I went from warm and cozy under the covers to standing on the back porch with my shirt on backwards, no coat, and flock of seagulls hair trying to capture this bird…

Later that same day, I was seduced by the moon….

Speaking of the moon, I was surprised to see that my moon app today said “blue moon”. I’m not sure why I’m surprised? It’s an actual blue moon….and there was a lunar eclipse…change…we aren’t out of the woods yet. 2020 isn’t done and there is a solar eclipse somewhere on the 14th…

There is a weather event happening tonight and tomorrow, I don’t mind so much since I’m on vacation. Maybe I will appreciate the beauty of the snow more since I don’t have to drive in it? This is my third staycation and while I wish I could have went somewhere, I am happy with having the extra time to myself…Zia

 

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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