It’s Thanksgiving week – which means today is Princess Nagger’s Friday (something she’s very happy about) and tomorrow I’ll be working on getting all my ‘make ahead’ items made ahead to reduce the amount of time spent in the kitchen on Thursday so I can kick back and relax. At least that’s the plan. We’ll see if it actually comes to fruition. You know what they say “Best laid plans…”
It got ungodly cold again, and wouldn’t you know it, the furnace decided it simply did not want to work anymore. The hubby did all he could to try to coax it back to life, but alas, it wasn’t to be. Murphy’s Law – it was working perfectly fine after he dried it out before firing it up after our basement was flooded compliments of Hurricane Sandy, but stopped working sometime Sunday evening. Oh joy.
I wondered why I was feeling a cold draft coming from the heat vents – the furnace was on but just pushing cold air from the basement through the house. We have the furnace dude coming today, so hopefully it won’t be a major pain and we’ll have heat again soon. Fun times.
Speaking of fun times… Princess Nagger had a great birthday – she got almost everything she asked for (shhh – don’t tell her a couple things she asked for I got but am waiting to give them to her for Christmas since once again I went a little overboard buying her gifts). Since things were hectic and I was running out of time for making and decorating her cake, I decided to delegate it to the bakery at our local grocery store. Remember her drawing of the dragon eye? Here it is in color:
Since she added scars above and below the eyeball, we decided to do a regular cake with the drawing in frosting. This is how the bakery did the cake:
The red and yellow are supposed to be scales in case you’re wondering. Princess Nagger was quite happy with it, so that’s what counts:
I took pictures of her opening every single gift, but won’t subject you to them all. Here are the highlights instead:
I forgot to take a picture of her holding her new Furby after she unwrapped it, but thought it was hilarious when she put it down for a nap later using a napkin as a blanket:
Speaking of cool gifts… I found the perfect gift for me for Christmas – though it’s not quite in the budget, unfortunately (anyone want to donate to my wino fund?):
Yes, you’re seeing what you think you’re seeing – it’s a wine dispenser. A Skybar WP0550 ONE 1-Chamber Wine Preservation System to be exact. I think Michele needs something like this, too. They do have them for 3 bottles of wine at a time, but that’s of course triple the cost which puts it way out of the realm of possibilities. One can dream though, right? I better start saving my pennies.
Speaking of crazy… (OK, so maybe not ‘crazy’, but I couldn’t come up with an appropriate adjective, so just go with it). Princess Nagger and I were watching 2 Broke Girls last week (don’t judge – she’s 10 going on 30, and most of the innuendos thankfully go right over her head). We both agreed we had to pause and take a picture of the following:
Notice the Closed sign on the door? It’s normal with “Sorry we’re Closed”. When the guy flips it over to the ‘Open’ side, doesn’t it normally say “Welcome, we’re Open”? Normally… but not this time:
It says “Sorry, we’re Open”. Sorry? We cracked up – and Princess Nagger said I had to blog about it. So there you go.
Speaking (again) of crazy… (for real this time) we added 2 more kittens to our menagerie. See? Told you it was crazy for real this time. We found these cuties on Craigslist:
That was the picture posted on Craigslist (her camera date stamp was wrong). We thought they were funny because with the markings on their heads, they look like they’re wearing toupees. 2 of them are now part of our family. I’m going to save that whole story (and more pics) for tomorrow’s post, so you’ll have to wait.
That’s a wrap for week – link up and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome, random or not. And for those who celebrate, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends:
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