Thanksgiving. The idea of the traditional American Thanksgiving always makes me think of a couple of things. Stuffing myself until I can’t move and all I want to do is take a nap, watching the Macy’s parade on TV and spending time with family. We usually did Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house. She had the formal dining room and the large living room, and she was the best cook in the family. Of course, I think I’m the best cook in the family now, but our house is too small for all of that.
This past Monday was Veteran’s Day and I feel that thanking Vets for their service to our nation only one day in the year is not fair in contrast to what they have given us. I know that our lives are busy and that times are hectic, but I want to do better. I am always striving to be better than I was the previous year and I think this year I’m going to add this to the list. I am going to try to go out of my way to thank Vets for their service.
With the holiday season right around the corner, its that time of year when everything starts to blur together for me. I have trouble keeping the holidays separated in my mind. Of course, part of that problem might be the fact that department stores want you to open your Christmas presents while you eat your turkey and dressing and wearing your Halloween costumes!
Veteran’s day is always a hard day for me to describe. I have family that have served in our military, but I never have. When I was in high school, I was required to take the ASVAB. We weren’t given any warning about it. Just one day during our junior year we were brought into the auditorium and there were several men in Air Force uniforms handing out test booklets. I scored remarkably well for a woman and was instantly on their radar.
All this week we have been looking at the Top Selling Plans of 2019. The ones we are going to look at today are the crème of the crop. They are the best of the best. They are the valedictorian of the house plans class of 2019. They are the bee’s knees. OK, I’ll stop. I promise.
It’s just that these plans are the most popular selling plans for a reason. They are easy to customize and modify and they are great plans for builders. We have had many builders ask for these plans in particular because they make great selling houses. Be sure to check these out.
Today was the first day of truly, proper fall weather. As in, it’s cold and raining and the wind is blowing like crazy. Around here, we don’t get the pretty side of fall very often. More often than not, we end up with either super cold temperatures and rain or super-hot temperatures and rain. Either way, its going to rain. We tend to look for beauty outside of our surroundings during this time of year.
Like looking at some really great house plans! We are looking at the Top Ten Best Selling house plans of 2019 and this time we’ve got some really pretty ones.
This past weekend we all gained an hour. That is the clocks changed with daylight savings time and everyone went back an hour. For those of us who got an extra hour of sleep, it was glorious, it was heavenly, it was magnificent. Yes, I have children. Can’t you tell? I always thought about the people working on the night shift that night though. How do they feel? Do they get off early that night? Do they have to work an extra hour? Do they look at the clock and contemplate changing the time back until right before they have to leave?
Building a home is stressful. We know. It’s tough on everyone. Don’t worry, we’re all in this together. If you’ve never gone through the process, it can be even more stressful. There are so many things that need to get done and it seems like the stages either come together too quickly or take way longer than it should. All of this just adds to the stress.
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I think it has a lot to do with pleasant memories from when I was a kid. I loved dressing up on Halloween. I was never very popular in school. So getting to dress up and pretend to be a princess or another magical character was something that made me feel like I was as special as the kids that were popular.
I love Halloween. It is my second favorite holiday. I don’t love it for the typical reasons. I love that kids get to be kids on this day. They get to use their imaginations and pretend to be anyone they want to be. My youngest is dressing up as Elsa from Disney’s Frozen this year and she insisted that I paint her fingernails “ice-blue” last night. What can I say? She’s a bit of a diva.