Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The holidays are upon us

I don't know if anyone other than myself is looking at this blog, but I decided to use it rather than it just sit here not doing anything. This used to be the site for my photoblog "Ladybug's Leaf", which moved a year ago last May. I kept this place around because my account with is still associated with this site. Hopefully he'll fix that at some point. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving ~ the holiday that brings on the Christmas crazyness. I'm trying hard this year to not get overwhelmed or depressed. No matter how wonderful the holidays are, there's always a lot of stuff that makes it difficult. But I will try not to dwell on the past, or worry about how this years' will turn out. I've been thinking a lot lately about what things fill my heart with gratitude. What I've decided is that I'm most grateful for my good health, the good sense to change my bad habits (or at least try my best), my sweet sweet husband, my family, and I'm especially grateful that my mom is home from the hospital and doing better. Tomorrow I'll be watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on TV, cooking dinner and relaxing. I've started thinking about what gifts to buy for my family, and I have good ideas already. I'm also planning on making another train cake with the special pan I got last year. Last year's cake was a big success, and I've already lost sleep planning on how to decorate this years' version. This is the one I made last year as seen on flickr: I think this year I'll do a chocolate cake, dusted with powdered sugar, and decorated with some candies. I can't wait!