November is usually a month where people are saying what they are thankful for. I am thankful for so much, don’t get me wrong. But the holidays also bring things that I am just not looking forward to. Especially working in retail… You know what I’m saying?
Here we go…
~ Christmas shoppers who are grumpy because they have been out all day with family and it has not been a pleasant experience. Spread some joy and love! Also, don’t do all of your Christmas shopping on one day! Spread it out!
~ The long hours working retail during the holidays. Oh man, it is exhausting. I am a girl who absolutely loves Christmas. I am seriously a young child every year around this time. Everything fascinates me, the colors, the lights, the smells, I love it! Working retail can really take that out of you.
~ Driving in the snow. I will admit, I have gotten better but I am still not great. It still scares the living daylights out of me. When you start sliding… oh man there goes my blood pressure just thinking about it.
~ Denver drivers in the snow. With the amount of transplants that Denver has, not everyone has come from a state where they had to drive in the snow. They just do not know how to do so half the time. Scares me and drives me crazy!
~ Not being close to family for the holidays. I am such a sap. I love having family close by for the holidays. I love waking up to the smell of waffles, cinnamon gravy and bacon. (And coffee of course) I love coming into the living room and sharing presents with everyone. It always makes me so sad to not be close to family. It is just so dang hard to get time of for Christmas or Thanksgiving when you work retail.
Ok guys, so Thanksgiving has come and gone and yet I have not told you what I made for the big potluck meal that we had up at Arapahoe Basin!
I had pinned crockpot potatoes not too long before Thanksgiving, not really thinking about actually using the recipe this Thanksgiving!. But I did actually end up using it and it was delicious. Who would have thought that potatoes could be so good coming from the crockpot?!
The night before I had to work and so I did not get home until 9:30. That means the potatoes did not get in the crockpot until 9:45 and they had to cook for four hours! What?! That meant they would not be done until 1:45am. I was not about to stay up, so I put them in, went to bed, set an alarm and got up mashed the potatoes and went right back to bed. Lol!
Here is the link for the recipe. I followed it exactly and they turned out great!
Here is them in the crockpot….
The only problem is… I just realized that I did not take a picture of the finished product.
Let it be known, it was 1:45 am when I mashed, but I did have all day to take a picture…
Funny story about the potatoes though. The crockpot in the picture above, is no longer with us.
We took the crockpot with us to A-Basin. Tj stuck it in the snow while we were waiting for a space on the camp grill to heat up our taters. Well, not thinking about it, after 20 minutes in the snow, he stuck it right onto the grill. Needless to say, the bottom completely cracked! There ended up being a nice hole in the bottom. So, that meant I had to get a new one right?! And the next day did just happen to be black friday right?! So, I replaced it with a beautiful red crockpot that came with a tiny crockpot for dips. 🙂 See?
So, that is my thanksgiving adventures! What are great stories from your Thanksgiving?!
So, as you may have noticed, I am horribly inconsistent with my blogging. I try to be better, but I have just not been home at all since my last post. There is so much going on in our lives right now. We are working tons and getting ready for the holidays and getting up to date on a bunch stuff that life throws at you.
Let’s do a mini update.
~ I may have found the reason for my massive migraines and the options I have to fix that. Yay for a change in meds!
~ We are moving hopefully in January. Our lease is up and we are looking at both apartments and houses. Nothing set in stone, but there are options out there.
~Student loans kick in in January… *plays music that indicates doom*. Working on getting that lowered.
~ Going skiing for Thanksgiving! Well, we may or may not ski, we will see. But we get to spend time with our family away from family. A bunch of people from work are going to Arapaho Basin and it should be a great Thanksgiving when I can’t be home with my family!
~ So many thoughts going on in my head, it really is hard to put it all in here. I promise to share some of them later.
But for now, Happy Thanksgiving if I don’t get back on before!