Showing posts from November, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey

Since it is the night before Thanksgiving I thought I should start thinking about what we were going to eat.  Plans over the past month have been up and down and all around.  Thankfully there are turkey giveaways going on all over base and I managed to snag this 30 pounder at the preschool today.

I think this year I will try to brine the turkey.  I asked it to get in a big bucket of cold salty water and it got sassy.  I'm beginning to wonder if this "free" turkey was a good idea.
After taste testing the toes I think we'll just have hot dogs because I'm pretty sure the gravy from this turkey will just taste weird.

Forgive me?

Can you ever forgive me for my super long blogging absence?  I don't know what has been up with my funk lately but I have been emotionally constipated for a few months now.  I think I was in deployment survival mode.  This is the first time a deployment has done that to me.  I am usually a mess of emotion and crazy and it makes for some amazing blogging material, but this time I just haven't felt it.  It was day after day of the mundane and same - and I liked it.  A day without excitement was a good day, it meant I was one day closer to my love and one day closer to not being exhausted.  Don't get me wrong, there was plenty of excitement both good and bad, I just couldn't form words around it to make it work here - so I gave up trying, and it was nice.  It was nice to take a break, to just live in the moment and not formulate the story in my head for the blog.  But now I'm back.  My break is over and I keep being so excited about things to tell you, things to share…