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Muffin was....

thirsty I guess...

Merry Christmas from Cinnamon

Cinnamon wasn't very happy with Kaitlin :-)

We had a great time with the boys home for Thanksgiving. Kaleb came last Sunday, and Brandon arrived Tuesday night. My niece, Lenore was in town from Germany, and she and my nephew, Nick, and my brother, Terry, stopped by for a visit with the rest of the family on Thanksgiving Day. My sister-in-law Sandy didn't come, as her son and daughter-in-law and grandkids were visiting. Corby cooked a ton of stuff as usual: a brined turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, chicken and noodles, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, corn, and desserts: tollhouse pie, carrot cake and Kaitlin made a pumpkin cheesecake. All the food was yummy!

I had to work on Friday, so Corby spent some time working on cars. He changed the oil in Kaleb's car and his car. He put new brake pads on my car when I got home from work. I left around 4pm. We shut things down at 3, but I had to do the weekend classified pagination.

Yesterday morning Corby intended to go …

Crazy Abby

sleeping under the lamp beds

for the boys' room. The boys have been sleeping on air mattresses and couches since they left for college. We finally broke down and bought new beds and bedding!

Kaitlin loves helping her dad put together things, so they had fun this morning.

Kaleb will be home early this evening for Thanksgiving week. He originally planned on coming Tuesday afternoon after work, but managed to get Monday and Tuesday off too.

Brandon will be here sometime on Wednesday. He's working on a big project at work, and it just depends on when they get it done. Hopefully he'll be here Wednesday afternoon.

My best friend, Melody, took me to the .38 Special concert Friday night at Hartman Arena.

We danced the night away and had a great time. It was pretty late when we got home, so she crashed at our house before heading home yesterday morning.

Yesterday was another busy day for us. We grabbed breakfast at McDonald's drive-thru and then headed out to visit mom. She was in a good mood and we had a reall…


This is not an anti-smoking post. Everyone has the right to do whatever they want with their own body.

This is a post about me, and how I'm trying to quit smoking.

I have been a very random off-and-on smoker for 30+ years. I had my first cigarette at 13 or 14, but other than trying to be a cool teenager for about 2 days, I was never a regular smoker. My parents both smoked. Mom quit smoking when her dad died from complications of emphysema when she was 38. She quit cold turkey. My dad quit smoking in his later years too.

I would have a cigarette maybe a few times a year up until about 2 years ago. Then I started smoking more regularly. I really don't know why. Stress? Empty nest-to-be syndrome? Boredom? I have no answers. For the last year I've averaged around 3/4 of a pack a day - some days a bit more, some days a bit less.

When a friend of mine had a mild heart attack on November 9, I decided if I was going to kick this habit, I needed to do it now. I haven't felt ANY cr…

Our Saturday

1) Breakfast at The Beacon
2) Showed Kaitlin where the Concert Hall was at Century II
3) Visited with mom
4) Dropped a check by my sister Marilyn's house. Owed her for some jewelry for her friend's party
5) Stopped at QT to get something to drink
6) went to my brother and sister-in-law's to help them load up a U-haul for their move
7) moved my bro and sister-in-law
8) went to Dillons and did our grocery shopping
9) after unloading the groceries went to the Warren Theatre to see DUE DATE with Robert Downey Jr. Pretty darn funny movie!

October Books and....

1) The House on Olive Street by Robyn Carr
2) Little Girl Blue - The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy L. Schmidt
3) Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
4) With Love & Laughter, John Ritter by Amy Yasbeck

I've tried writing this blog 3 different times and it keeps messing up, so I'm stopping with the books I read...maybe more next month!