Thanks

The theme for NaBloPomo for December 08 is Thanks…why don’t you join me in December? I bet you have lots to be thankful for that you can blog about.

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Dentist Part 3

I know, I have bored you with these dentist stories, but if you ever need an oral surgeon, this is the place to go.  I went in, waited for 5 minutes, got prepared for the surgery, the dentist, Dr Spann came in, 1 minute later, he was gone, plus my tooth.  WOW!  I have not experienced any pain and I have to say it was a good experience.

Rolls

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Obviously I did not sleep through thanksgiving, or I am writing this in my sleep. I hear those painkillers can do wonders to ya! I did watch DWTS, I knew that Brooke was going to win, but I did want Lance and Lacey to win, just, I thought they were good. and I finally found out who Lacey is, she was a finalist in “So you think you can Dance” Now I wish even more that they won. Yesterday, we took Henry for his 9 months well child, I was surprised that he weighs only 23 pounds, I thought he would weigh in more but that’s okay. He is in the 90th percentile for both his height and weight.
We have been having thanksgiving dinners in our house for the last 5 years, we do not have Thanksgiving day in Kenya, but don’t get me wrong, we are very grateful for lots and lots that the Lord has done for us. And because we do not have family here, people always invite us to their house for dinner, but I still like to cook a turkey so that we can have a family dinner together. Homemade dinner rolls are usually my favorite food on the table. I used to buy dinner rolls until I met Pioneer Woman and Martha Stewart. Well, I did not actually meet them, but I tried out their Dinner Rolls recipes and it has been uphill from there.  I now make them at home.
The rolls in the picture were Martha Stewart’s recipe from EveryDay Cooking.  I used a muffin pan to make half of them.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tackle It Tuesday

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I think this was supposed to have been posted in the morning, but like every blogger says, this is my blog and I can do what I want, I love it when people write that after stating their position on an issue in their blog. I just love it.
a. Get kids ready for daycare
b. Take the kids to daycare
c. Go to the gym
d. Go to watch Rehema’s gymnatics presentation
e. Pick Henry from daycare, take Henry to the Doctor, take him back to daycare
f. Eat lunch
g.Go to the dentist
h. Go pick up the prescription
i. take the painkillers and sleep until Thanksgiving…ohhhh…wake up and watch DWTS.

Fun Monday – High Moments

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This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by Mariposa’s Tales.
Congratulations Mariposa, you have kept us entertained and I am happy to have read some of your tales.

Mariposa’s Tales will turn 3 years on Sunday, Nov. 23 and to host Fun Monday the day after gives me such a high feeling…

Yes, I feel high…and that is what next week’s Fun Monday will be…

High moments…in our lives!

If you could share to us 3-5 high moments in your lives…this could be funny moments…the you can’t believe you did it moments…the “I told you so” moments…or the times we asked the ground to go open and eat us moments! You need not write a book to explain them, the highlights will do.
Like everyone else, I have had high and low moments, but I will just talk about the high moments.

Graduating from undergraduate and Graduate school were pretty high moments.

Wedding
I am trying to upload a short video, check during next Fun Monday, I will probably have it
The birth of Rehema..that was a scary high loooooooong moment
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The birth of Henry
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I bet you guys think it is the same baby!!

No matter what you think of the President-elect, Obama being pronouced the 44th President was an interesting moment too!
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Support the troops!

Today I was listening to a Newsweek podcast (I think it was Newsweek) and they were asking some soldiers to tell them what they want people to do to show their support of them.  The answers were quiet interesting, they want more than yellow ribbons.  So, while I was driving home from work, I had a tasty thought.  Our unit admnistrator had sent us this an e-mail telling us that Golden Corral was having a Military Appreciation Day.  They have this every year in November (usually the Monday after Veteran’s Day) and anyone in Armed Forces can go there and get a free dinner.   This is to say ‘thank you’ to the troops.  I decided to bundle the kids and head over for our free dinner since Sila was going to be away.  Wow!  We have only one Golden Corral in Chattanooga so everyone and their favorite soldier was there.  The line was so so so long, there was basically no parking, but since I had promised Rehema a meal where she could eat what she wanted, i.e. macaroni and cheese and pizza,  I could not go back.  Well, the line went fast, and it’s because they were sitting people Kenyan style.  They were sitting strangers with strangers and you know, strangers are just friends you don’t know (don’t tell that to a kid).  The meal was really good and to Golden Corral, thank you for thinking of us.  We appreciate your support and (dinner).

Fun Monday

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Today’s Fun Monday is hosted by M.  Here is her assignment.

Do you have a piece of jewelry or other item that holds great personal significance for you, and that you wear or keep with you every day?  Show us a photo of your talisman, and tell us why it is so important to you. 

I am not a jewelry person, maybe because where I grew up muggers were known to snatch pearly, silver or gold earings out of people’s ears, yes, they could go with a piece of your ear too and necklaces were a favorite for thieves.  So my piece of jewelry that holds a lot of significance to me is my engagement ring. I like my wedding band too but my hubby has one.  I used to wear it everyday but when I had Henry I removed it because I was worried that I might scratch him with it.
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I used to wear African earings too everyday of my life until one day my neighbor’s daughter described me as: “That woman who always wear BIG earings!!” At that time, that was not a good association and I did not think my earings were big.
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So, I just keep them for show!  This is not all of them.   Maybe one day I will start wearing them again.

Head over to M and see other people’s talisman.

Dentist Part 2

This morning I was back to the dentist and as usual, I managed to secure yet another referral this time to an Endodontist…my dentist says that when he looks at the x-rays, it looks to him like I had a half-root canal done and so he wants the Endodontist dentist to evaluate it and tell him exactly what is going on.  It all began with a visit to get my teeth cleaned…

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