Saturday, December 17, 2011

Demanding December

The end of the year is always a crazy time in this house.
From mid-September on, there is no let up.

This year the super busy waited til the first of December and seems poised to go through the first part of January.

What caused me to be so busy?
Dentist/orthodontist visits
a weekend trip to my parents' home
and a deer.

In one day my poor 15 year old had 2 cavities filled and a nice visit to the orthodontist.
I so cannot wait until March.
The last of the orthodontist payments and the braces should be off.


But, anyway ...
after that we ran around getting ready for the trip to my parents/deer hunting.
It was nice visiting my parents, but the spare bed is freakin' hard.
I have not missed my bed so much in my life.
Not only that, the mattress pad is plastic.
Every time I turned over it crinkled.
I don't know why I turned over trying to get comfortable.
It just wasn't happenin'.

So, Honeyman hunted with my uncle and other assorted relatives while Kiddo and I hung out with Dad.

Honeyman got a big buck opening day.
We stayed the weekend so he could hunt and help the group tag out and than we came home.
I'd post a pic, but some people have a thing about dead animals so I won't.

Than I had to do all the laundry I should have done before we left.

The next two days we butchered.
A lot of people have problems with venison.
I don't.
I grew up eating the stuff.

Fun fact: My one sister didn't like eating it so my mom mixed ground deer and ground beef together. She labeled the packages deef. It was either that or beer so she though deef was more appropriate.

We ended up with 100 pounds of meat. All of that is venison. Or good eats, as we like to call it in my house.

After that, I spent what seemed like days, going through my mountain of emails.
All with my internet wanting to go out just at the time I wanted to use it.
By the way, Windstream informs their customers of an internet outage by way of the internet.
Which, is really extremely helpful.

Can't forget the tree. Got it one night and decorated it the next.

I also got gifts. Online shopping is my friend.
Why run around getting all stressed and worried that people will shoot you?

Next week I get to make a pumpkin cheesecake. Someone ordered it from me.
Not a lot of orders for goodies this year.
But, that's OK. I've been busy.

Than I have to make goodies for friends. This year it's whoopie pies. Chocolate, pumpkin, and oatmeal.

If you have never had a whoopie pie, you NEED to try one. They are awesome!

 So, it has been busy and going to be busy. Honeyman may have to work Christmas Eve so we may not be going to the inlaws that night like we usually have to do.
We stay home on Christmas, but will go out to my parent's a few days after.
I hate running around and trying to see everyone on the same couple of days. I get stressed and me stressed is not fun to be around.


  1. I love how the fish looks like it's coming out of the tree. AWESOME! And I don't eat venison, but I also don't eat a lot of things so no shocker there. :)

  2. Sara, Yes, my husband and his love of stuffed things. I kept hitting it trying to decorate the tree.

  3. Then, on the evening of December 25th, we'll look around and be amazed that, after all the chaos, it just ends.
    And I thought that fish was an ornament...?

  4. I'd like to make a whoopie pie and eat it too. Sounds and looks yummy.
    Merry Christmas, Ruth!

  5. Al, I know. That bass just screams Christmas.

    Robyn, You should make them. I found the recipe in one of my grandma's old cookbooks. I had never heard of them, but I gave it a go. I am so glad I did. Just posting pictures made me wish I had some right now.
    Happy Hanukkah!!

  6. I lurrvve online shopping. Hate it when people want to shoot me. I much prefer my laptop and recliner.

  7. Dawn, It's the best. If I knew I could buy shoes and clothes that would fit perfect, I'd get those online too.


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