Wife. Mother. Employee. Author. Hufflepuff.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday's to dress for. During the first part of the day, I get to stay comfy while I rush around in an out of the kitchen. After we have some bunch like appetizers and mimosas, I usually change into something warm for a little fun outdoor either playing football or standing by with the first aid kit while my dad attempts to deep fry the turkey.
I have two daughters, four and two (almost three), and they are two the the most hilarious people I know. We got our first snowfall about a week ago, and my kids couldn't wait to get outside and play in the snow. We got them all bundled up in their snow gear and sent them into the backyard while Mommy got hot chocolate ready and watched from inside. My four year old waddled out there (I can't put my arms down!) and stood for a few minutes. She tried to roll one snow ball before coming back to the door shivering.
With a second wave of Covid Positive cases spiking all over the United Stated again (please wear your masks people), businesses are sending employees home for the second time this year. During the first big wave, I had an essential job where about 50% of my managing was done from home, but the other 50% had to be done in the field. I'm now in a new position that could be done at home in full. We have a meeting later to determine what positions will be going home so I am fully prepared to make the move back into a home office.
Before having kids and moving to the middle of nowhere, I was a Bridal Consultant just like on that one show. I worked for much smaller companies, but most of the time my job was just like that show (you know the show). I had appointments that would fly off the handles, everyone yelling and screaming, brides crying in the changing room, it was insane. Twice I had a party member threaten to beat me up just because I was trying to close a sale.
I'm about to become very unpopular. Ravenclaw is a house full of jerks. I know that Slytherin has been the standard of evil students since 1997, but I think we've had it wrong.
I think it's safe to say that, as a mother, we've all been there. We have started a day off on the wrong foot and then the whole thing crumbled apart from there. No breaks, no relief in sight, and not a single moment to yourself. Then as soon as the children are asleep and you think you might have a moment to do something just for you, you fall asleep. Or maybe, if you're like me, instead of sleeping you clean your kitchen because it's the next thing on the list that needs to be done.
You might think that your zodiac sign doesn't play into your personality. You might think that the stars can help you make decisions to live your best life. I can't help but see all the similarities in my personality that my sign tells me I should have, like my competitive nature and quick temper. After working in the bridal industry for years, I also began to see similarities in the type of dresses purchase by brides and their horoscope sign. Here's my opinion on where to start your wedding dress hunt based on your zodiac sign.
My mother always told me it's rude to arrive to dinner without bringing anything. Being a full time working mother of two little girls and wife to a husband who has burnt water, I usually opt to bring a bottle of wine. This year we are being hosted not once, but twice for a thanksgiving dinner. Seeing as this is a holiday where food is the focal point of the evening, I feel it's only fitting to bring something that doesn't get poured into a glass. Here are five easy and impressive dishes that would win over any crowd (not to mention none of them are pumpkin pie).