Monday, Marc and I went to get him a new(er) car. He had been driving a 2000 Honda Accord coupe. It was a gift from my mom & step-dad after Marc was in a minor accident a few years ago. He has driven it every day for 3 years, but it was starting to give him a lot of trouble. He had the transmission rebuilt this year, and then it started overheating. Marc took it to the mechanic and he said the issue now is the head gasket. It's a really expensive repair, so we talked about it and decided to sell it privately and get what we can for it, and get Marc a newer and more reliable vehicle. I looked online and found a few small SUV's for him to check out. We decided to get something that he will fit into well (he's 6'5", remember?!). We found a 2007 Kia Sportage that had only 1 prior owner, only 53k miles and it had been very well maintained. Marc fits in it with more than an inch of clearance between his head and the roof! Yay! It's comforting to know that he has a reliable vehicle to go to and from work now.
As I previously mentioned, we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner here at our house this year. I think I've finally got the menu completed. We will be serving Oven roasted turkey (a 23 pounder), cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, homemade applesauce, green beans with bacon & shallots, green bean casserole, asparagus with remoulade sauce, savory pull-apart bread, pickled beets, corn, peas (YUCK! but Marc loves 'em so I'll make them for him), cranberries, homemade gravy, dutch style cucumbers, Apple crumble, and pumpkin trifle. Marc's mom is bringing the pumpkin pie and his sister is bringing the wine. Cross your fingers that everything goes well! I kinda figured since I cooked for 125 people this summer, I can make dinner for 12-13 for Thanksgiving. I'm really looking forward to it!
I went out today and picked up a few things for the puppy, who will arrive here on Saturday! I can't wait to pick him up. I got him some food, a bed, a food & water dish, and some toys. I hope the flight isn't too traumatizing for him! We can't wait to bring him home and give him hugs and a name!
I decided not to go to the cake tonight. It's been raining for 2 days and that makes me incredibly lazy. I just want to curl up with a book and/or sleep, so I decided to just stay home and make dinner. Marc worked a long shift and wanted dinner at home anyway, so it all worked out. I made cajun spiced beef roast with new potatoes, carrots & celery in the oven instead of the crock pot because I want the nice crust on the meat that you don't get if you make it in the crock pot. The house smells amazing, I'm ready for Marc to get home so we can eat dinner together. Trust me, that in and of itself is a rare occurrence!
|Betcha want smell-o-vision right about now!|
I hope y'all have a great weekend. I am cheering for my HOGS as we play Mississippi State this weekend, Whoooo PIG SOOIE!!