Archive for November, 2011


No-no Lulu eats Christmas

Posted by Laurie on November 29th, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

This? This right here is what I was greeted with this afternoon while I was getting my holiday decorating done. (Yes, and by “holiday decorating,” I mean trying to make one of those giant Costco garlands stay on my dang mantle.)
Anyway, that is No-no Lulu’s handiwork. Clearly, she has decided that Christmas will come early [...]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Attack of the killer yams

Posted by Laurie on November 28th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

Another Thanksgiving is gone and forgotten. You know, except for the inevitable leftovers that are apparently multiplying in my fridge. I swear to you, four days after Thanksgiving and I have more yams in the fridge than I did on Thanksgiving Day.
That’s a whole lotta yams, in case you were wondering.
And it’s not like this [...]

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Flashback Friday: Parking Lot Rules

Posted by Laurie on November 25th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, parenting

Surprise, tit’s the day after Thanksgiving and that means the holidays are here. Oh, let’s be honest, we’ve been seeing trees and ornaments since July, so it’s not like the holidays are suddenly here and everyone is shocked and wondering where summer went.
Anyway fortunately for you, I am here to warn you about a horror [...]

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‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving…

Posted by Laurie on November 23rd, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

Here’s an oldie, but I hope a goodie and I’m repeating it here because Harry has me doing the “fun” stuff to prepare for turkey day. I don’t know about you, but I don’t find much fun in peeling potatoes or chopping onions. Anyway, this is one of my fave blogs from way back. Have [...]

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Dear Food Network, you are ruining my life

Posted by Laurie on November 18th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

Dear Food Network,
I just want you to know how difficult you have made Thanksgiving. Thanks to all your shows about making a fancy turkey dinner, my family and guests now expect a woman who cannot cook to turn out a dinner that is worthy of all your talk. I can’t take the pressure. It’s killing [...]

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Twilight, why I’m not a fan.

Posted by Laurie on November 14th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, parenting

Attention people. Hello? Settle down. I have an announcement. I have just learned of a catastrophic event coming to a theater near you.
Yes, the new Twilight movie starts this week.
Yes, I can hear all the teen girls and twilight moms screaming in anticipation. And no, I’m not one of them. Not that I didn’t try, [...]

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The Winners are…

Posted by Laurie on November 11th, 2011
filed in Contests/Giveaways

Remember that contest for the What to Expect books? And remember how I told you that I would announce the winners on November 10, 2011? And remember how the calendar says it’s November 11, 2011?
Yeah. So I was doing laundry and fell over the books and realized, “uh-oh, I never announced the winners.”
So without further [...]

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