Sunday recap.

Happy Sunday!  My night may be ending with some of my favorites: cooking, wine, & The Gilmore Girls (we’re on Season 3) but it didn’t start off that way.  My middle little who recently had his tonsils and adenoids removed spiked a fever and was vomiting fresh out of the gates (and good morning to you, too!) After consulting his doctor who determined he most likely caught an ill-timed bug, we got some meds, took a LONG nap, and he’s back on the mend.  Good thing too.  It’s his big 1-3 bday tomorrow!  Another teen in the house — I can’t believe it!

Because of that, I spent most of my day nursing (forcing fluids, taking temps, and trying to ignore the obnoxious Sponge Bob that he insisted on watching) and praying it would quickly pass.  He looked so miserable and I felt helpless.  While he napped, I tackled (see? I may not be watching football right now, but I do like my references) a job that I have been long avoiding: taking down the exterior Christmas lights.

Whenever I think about taking down outside Christmas lights, I think of that country song by Gretchen Wilson “Redneck Woman:”

And I keep my Christmas lights on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Charley Daniels song
So here’s to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me get a big “Hell Yea” from the redneck girls like me

I don’t consider myself to be a redneck woman but if there was a way to keep those lights up all year and not be the crazy lady on the block, I would!  It’s not just that I’m too lazy to take them down (which I am!), but also it’s because I love how they twinkle and sparkle and add glimmer to these long, dreary, gloomy, and on and on, winter days and nights. It’s my love of hygge.  Read about it here.

Until next year, lights…if you could try to stay untangled until then I would really appreciate it!





I made this Seafood Bisque for dinner tonight per my oldest darling’s request and we loved it!

I did make a few changes…

  • I doubled it because I only know how to cook for 20, even though we’re a family of 5!
  • I used skim milk for the milk AND IT WAS STILL CREAMY! I did add the heavy cream at the end per directions.
  • I added carrots. 4 smallish ones. Chopped and diced.
  • I also added 1 pound of cod.  It was fresh at my grocery store.  It’s a firm, white fish and held up perfectly in the thick bisque.

I served it with Red Lobster biscuits (made from a mix of course) and the crowd went wild! There were cheers from even the cheap seats! I did feel bad that my middle couldn’t eat any because of the vomiting and the tonsils and all that yuck but I will make it again.  He would love it too.  He’s my adventurous eater.

So what gives?? 2 posts in 2 days when I’ve been silent since September?  Not really sure but I’ve really missed writing so this weekend I vowed to write. each . day. this. week. no. matter. what. And then re-evaluate on Saturday. Who knows what tomorrow may bring? If you are curious, I’d love for you to come back.


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