Saturday, November 22, 2008

Much to Say and Thank You

Hi Everyone! How are you this fine Saturday? I hope well and having fun and possibly not reading this until after your fun is over with.

Nothing truly exciting has happened this week. Just your average, typical, run of the mill weeks. No USC football this week, they will be taking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next week and I will be there!! I am rooting for Arizona to knock off those pesky Beavers from Oregon St. today so we will have the inside track to the Rose Bowl.

Rene is busy working already today. Between work, class, and studying, that man is so very busy, puts me to shame. I have the sense that I am a lazy bones next to him these days. I'm proud of him trying to better himself and I think he is proud of himself as well.

My sister Carrie will be down this week for Thanksgiving and again on Christmas. I can't wait to see her. It seems like forever since I have seen her. She is doing pretty well these days having a normal life after what she went through physically at the end of last year. I just can't wait to hug her, I do so miss spending time with her. You take for granted all the times you have when you are young, when you see one another every day, but when life changes, and that happens a lot as I have found out, one becomes so much more sentimental of the past and you want to make every second in the present one that counts more than the last. I'm getting teary eyed thinking of what might have happened and so very thankful that it didn't and that I will get to see her in just a few short days.

Valerie will be coming with us to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family since she won't be going to Texas to see hers. She is bummed about that and misses her family very much. She will get to see them on Christmas, but this is the longest she has been away from her mom and dad in her life. She is such a sweet person.
Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to thank Terri at
Memories and Sweet Serenity for passing along an award to me. She is so sweet and sincere and if you haven't been on over to her blog then by all means please do so. It is very nice to be recognized for just being yourself. When someone sees you the way that you work hard at being, then you know you are doing something right in life. I will put the link to this award here but I don't think I could possibly find enough space in this entry to list everyone I think deserving of this award and I am limited to only five. Many of the people I am very fond of and enjoy their writing have already be recognized for these awards as well. Thank you so much Terri and forgive me if I don't exactly follow suit. I do so appreciate your recognition.

Well that is about all for today . . . I know, you are thinking dang Allison you have been long winded today! LOL Sometimes you just can't stop me once I get started, I can be like the Energizer bunny in that respect, I do like to talk. Anyway, have a very happy weekend. Luv ya! TTFN

Thanksgiving Horoscope for Leo

You're the sign most likely to arrive fashionably late - and still get all the attention!

Your signature dish: Anything you've bought at a grocery store that you try to pass off as your own

Your signature dessert: Creme Brulee

This holiday: Make sure to talk to everyone at Thanksgiving. People are dying for your attention.

I don't think I agree with this horoscope, but they never lie do they? LOL Well maybe my best dish is store bought, shhhh, don't tell anyone! : )


Bridgett said...

First, here is what my horoscope says:

You're the sign most likely to really enjoy the holidays with your family.

Your signature dish: Jello salad

Your signature dessert: Cranberry tart

This holiday: Spend time with everyone's least favorite family members. You have a knack for getting along with anyone.


Second, I'd be happy to add you to my private journal. Can you send me the e-mail you'd like me to use?

Thanks, doll!

Have a nice weekend!

Leigh said...

I'm the sign most likely to upstage the host or hostess with my charm!! ;)
My signature dish is green bean casserole.(Which I LOVE, by the way)
My dessert is Chocolate cake-need I say more?

You guys have a great Thanksgiving, and enjoy your time with your sister!

Hugs, Leigh

Terri said...

You're welcome =)

Happy glad you are going to be able to spend it with Carrie and glad to know she is doing okay!

Hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous!


John said...

I am happy to know Valerie will be with you and although she will miss her family, she will be with her CA family. :) Its wonderful Carrie will be there... and I am not sure about my signature dish.. calzones.. I will try making a turkey version!!! LOL luvya!!! j

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving,

Lippy said...

The more I read here, the more I realize that you are an awesome friend to a lot of people. You have a huge heart and an incredible amount of compassion. I'm lucky to know you and so is Valerie, among others. Thanks so much.
Love ya

John said...

In my haste to post my last comment I failed to mention how happy I am about Rene's decision to go to school. I hope he sticks to it, and I have nothing but respect for him... :) j

Brandi said...

I hope you have a blast with your sister! I'm sure you will. : )

I was so happy to see you were picked. : D

Sara said...

HI! Thank you so much for following my blog! Sorry it has taken me a little while to stop in and say hi! I cant wait to come back and finish reading your blog! It is very cute and real!!!! =] I am glad you are out of the fires harm, but wow, I feel for the families that lost their homes and belongings! My prayers go out to them!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!! =]

Sweetnessk71 said...

Hiya, glad to see you are doing good and all is well. It took me awhile but I found you on here. Guess when the switch from aol happened I didn't get your link or something lol. Have a great holiday!!


Dirk said...

Hi Allison,
I'm glad Carrie is getting to spend Thanksgiving & Christmas with this year. I know the two of you will have such a happy time! Even though Valerie misses going to see her family, I know she'll have a wonderful time with you.

You just got an award, but if you check out my journal, there's another one waiting for you!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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Wow! A great heart indeed! Continue being what you are. God bless!

Kara said...

I am so glad you are getting to spend time with your family. It is so nice to have everyone together! ENJOY!!!

Indigo said...

I'm delighted Carrie will be there celebrating Thanksgiving with you. I remember what she went through last year. Have a wonderous, peaceful, loving Thanksgiving dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo