Angie Rambles

A blog of my thoughts from working at home to family life and everything in between

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting into the holiday spirit

For those in the US how was your Thanksgiving? Ours was pretty nice. My stepson spent Wednesday night with us and all three of us went to spin class and to workout at the gym early Thanksgiving morning. It was nice.

We cooked a ham, sweet potatoes, asparagus and acorn squash plus hubs made deviled eggs. We also had a pumpkin pie (for stepson) and a strawberry rhubarb (for hubby). I had a slice of each, yes I did LOL Definitely not as much as years past but that is OK with me. Christmas Eve and Christmas I presume will be much different since we'll have a lot more company. Excited about that because my stepdaughter and my parent's will come into town.

Kev and I are getting ready to head to Jamaica and we cannot wait. It's going to be a much needed relaxing vacation. I won't be posting on this blog while I'm gone but will have a recap with pictures upon our return so be on the look out.

Yesterday, my Twitter friend Robin asked for Christmas CD recommendations and it got me into the holiday spirit having to get them all out so I started to play them while working. Now I can't stop listening! Here are some of my favorite holiday music CD's. What are your favorite holiday music CD's?

I still have to get out the Christmas tree and decorate that plus decorate around the house. This year I wanted to have enough ornaments to have a beach/Jamaican themed tree but no such luck. My goal in 2009 is to gather a ton of beach themed ornies like palm trees, flip flops, anything that resembles the beach or Jamaica and have them cover the whole tree next year. We'll see! I found a lot of cool palm tree ornaments on Etsy last night so I'll be shopping away.

Hubby just baked blueberry-bana muffins and they taste so good. We have been sick this week, today is the worst but at least it's before vacation right? I have a huge to-do list for this week so I'm off.

Hope you have a great week! Happy Holiday's

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday: Time to shop

Black Friday is almost here! I don't personally go out and shop on this day but my neighbor always has her entire morning planned out and comes back with the best deals. She begs me to join her every year but I can't bring myself to brave the crowds. Shopping online makes me very happy.

I have been working on my Amazon wish list today and it's just so convenient to be able to show family and friends when they ask what I want for Christmas.

Do you have an Amazon wish list? If so, I would love to take a peek so feel free to leave your link here.

And now I'm curious, do you prefer to go out and shop the Black Friday sales or would you rather stay home and shop online like me?

Happy Shopping! And don't forget, a smile goes a long way.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

My friend Marie has a fun meme going on her blog. Won't you play along?

I participated on my weight loss journal (blog) and wanted to spread the word. Let me know if you participate so I can read what you are most thankful for today.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: November 24

It's a holiday week so meals are going to be pretty simple.


Tuna & Soup

Kashi Moroccan Curry (with chicken)

Order in (my stepson is spending the night)

Happy Thanksgiving

Leftovers or breakfast for dinner (with ham of course)

Sat. & Sun.-
As usual we play it by ear

Make it a great week! Happy Thanksgiving.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: November 17

Another crazy week! Have no clue really what we'll have as I'm trying to eat a lot of what is in the cupboards before going grocery shopping again. Not sure if it will work but here are some of the meal ideas we have so far. Just throwing possible ideas together of course LOL so no set menu plan this week

*Tonight (Mon.), I know we'll have breakfast for dinner (waffles, bananas, etc.).

*Turkey and salmon burgers with potato fries

*The usual Thursday night spaghetti w/turkey sausage, homemade pasta sauce and biscuit bread

*Turkey chili

*Breakfast again (eggs, sausage, etc.)

Hmmm guess that gets us through the week. Maybe we'll go grocery shopping this weekend or try to make it until we go shopping for Thanksgiving which by the way we are having my stepson over this year. Went to my parent's last year (and will totally miss that this year) but my stepson asked what we were planning because his mom is going out of town this year so we'll have him over to celebrate. He even gave us a coupon that he got from work for a FREE ham, way cool!

Be sure to head on over and link to your Menu Plan Monday

Have a great week!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: November 10

This week is kinda crazy. Hubby has a procedure coming up on Wed. so food on Tues. and Wed. is up in the air. Here's what is on the menu as of right now.

Turkey Brats, baked beans


Tuna & Soup

Spaghetti, homemade sauce w/ground turkey, biscuit bread

Turkey sloppy joes

Have a great week!

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Friday, November 07, 2008

My Husband Rocks- He Plays Chauffeur

My husband rocks for so many reasons. But this week, my hubby rocks because he is going to play chauffeur tonight for myself to get to the city of Chicago to meet some of my favorite food and weight loss/fitness bloggers. Hubby works all day and will come home tonight to just turn right around to drive down to the city which will take us over an hour. THEN on Sunday, a blogger friend of mine from out of town and I were going to take the train from the suburbs into the city until Kev had me check the schedule and train service doesn't eve start until 9 AM and we need to be down there by 9:30 AM so hubby will play chauffeur once again on Sunday morning.

What a great guy! I know he doesn't really want to do this but he is anyway and THAT is why my hubby rocks.

Why don't you join the blog meme fun?

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: November 3

It's Menu Plan Monday and Laura has a giveaway. All you have to do to enter is post your menu plan and link up on her blog.

I imagine our week is going to be kind off because we won't have an oven to cook anything. Kev went to roast artichokes in the oven last night and the whole kitchen and living room was full of a terrible gas smell. He checked it out and the broiler worked but there was very little flame lighting the gas stove/oven. So needless to say, we now have to look for a new oven. UGH!

Here's the tentative plan.

Pasta w/leftover veggie pasta sauce, grilled artichokes and garlic bread (hmm looks like I need a protein in there, not sure what we'll do about that)

BBQ Chicken, potato, veggie

Tuna and Soup

Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Trader Joe's Chicken Sausages, potato, veggie (this day is up in the air)

Dinner out

Let's pray the microwave and grill don't go kaput this week too, knock on wood LOL

Make it a great week!

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