I would like you all to know that my Thanksgiving plate was perfectly divided into sixths with nothing overlapping. I do not like my foods to touch. Syrup and eggs on the same plate?

I’d rather wear ill fitting skinny jeans everyday for a month in August.

While pregnant.

Cody on the other hand piles everything on top of everything else, stirs it around and glops jelly on top (since our hotel is fresh out of cranberry sauce he made do with a couple of tiny pots of blackberry jam.)

My brain currently feels like what Cody’s Thanksgiving meal looked like. It all went together but you couldn’t tell where one thing started and another thing ended. And occasionally there’s a bite of who knows what with something crunchy on top snuck in there for good measure.

This living in a hotel thing isn’t horrible. But I don’t love it. Very close to stir crazy. I’ve been rotating about four outfits since I left for Utah in the middle of November. Everything else is packed up in a box. You know what else is packed up in a box that is driving me bonkers? My personalized stationary. I really like writing notes with it. Even if the note is just “I must be a grown up because I have stationary with my name on it!”

Tiny Prints Personalized Card

I have all these thank you notes I want/need to write but refuse to write them on hotel stationary. So by the time they are actually uncovered I’ll have to write something like “HI. Sorry I didn’t write to you sooner to say thanks but I HAD to write it on this card because hello? LOOK HOW PRETTY! But they were all packed away in a box where I couldn’t get to them.

I also slammed my middle finger in the door of a 2010 Camaro leaving it multicolored and without feeling except for searing throbbing pain.

I’ve finally learned how to type without it. *phew* I’ll have to tell you all about the Camaro, and my finger, however we’re still currently in mourning over the fact that we had to give the Camaro back.

In the meantime. What’s going on with you? Anything new? I’d really like to know. Unless it involves a hotel. Then just lie to me.


  1. That headboard behind you? Yeah…it’s rockin’. I think you should move it to your new house. 🙂

    p.s. sorry about your finger.

    Casey Reply:

    @Bridget, It’s even broken too! And nailed to the wall!

  2. Ok, if I remember correctly at blogher you asked the guy to let Cody drive that car, did he follow through?

    Casey Reply:

    @Midwest Mommy, They totally did come through. Awesome right?

  3. That looks painful.

    Casey Reply:

    @C @ Kid Things, I *may* have done the really messy cry when it happened.

  4. The fact that you don’t like your foods to touch makes me love you even more.

    Casey Reply:

    @Overflowing Brain (Katie), I thought I had you at Febreze your cat.

  5. I hate having my food touch.. I’d rather have 2 or 3 plates where the food isn’t touching than to have it touch..

    Also, sometimes I think I would rather live in a hotel so I don’t have to clean anything. I hate cleaning..

    Casey Reply:

    @Jess, What’s sad is I still have to clean. Housekeeping won’t do my laundry. (Well, for free at least.)

  6. Owie.

    Casey Reply:

    @Barb @ getupandplay, You said it sister.

  7. Maybe when you move into your new home, you can have a “proper” Thanksgiving dinner with your own table in your own dining room, cooked in your own kitchen, no matter what the date is – it will be a true Thanksgiving day.

    Eternal Lizdom Reply:

    @CaySedai, I love this idea!

    We had Thanksgiving at my family’s home, his family’s home… and then made our own feast in our home on Sunday. Mostly to make sure that my husband got the foods he wanted for his holiday meal. But also to make our home the center of what we are thankful for- our home, each other, our friends and family.

    Hope your finger feels better soon! I did that a few years back (on a Toyota ECHO so not nearly so exciting) and still have a scar on the pad of my finger where the door cut me. OUCH.

    Casey Reply:

    @Eternal Lizdom, Dude, my guess is that the Camaro door weighed more than me. Good crap it hurt.

    Casey Reply:

    @CaySedai, Exactly right, we already have it planned.

  8. Oh yes – or rather, NO – to the eggs-and-syrup-SHUDDER. I don’t mind SO much with some items, when the flavors go together, but other things just CAN NOT TOUCH NO SIR NO HOW.

    I was trying to do NaBloPoMo and didn’t exactly make it, but tonight my darling husband donated 2 hours of child free time and I was able to post today, PLUS prepublish two more posts for this week. It’s all festive or something! 🙂 Yay for days off work.

    Casey Reply:

    @Della, I did NaBloPoMo once. And then my head exploded.

  9. nothing new here. I didn’t blog for a month. I’m trying to woo my husband into purchasing a DSLR for me with sexual acts and it’s sort of starting to make me feel like a hooker, but i like it. Oh! And I put up my xmas trees. They’re pretty. One with all of my daughter Allie and I’s pink ornaments, and a regular tree with polka dotted stuff.
    If there are any hotels in my future, it will all have to do with getting the camerea.

    Casey Reply:

    @Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy, Hey, it worked for me! Slut away my friend, but only for a Canon.

  10. You’re totally going to miss getting new towels and linens magically delivered every day.

    Casey Reply:

    @Avitable, And the housekeepers golden grill that Addie insists is AWESOME.

  11. Did I ever tell you about the time I slammed my finger in a sliding glass door? It was when I was three, so the door? Was heavy. My first memory, I think.

    Also slammed my finger in the car door in junior high.

    So, I feel your pain, is what I’m saying.

    Casey Reply:

    @Just Shireen, Dude, I don’t know how to swim because on the first day of swimming lessons I had my finger slammed in the door of a Toyota Corona. It was purple.

  12. Ouch! I closed my thumb in a door not too long ago. The bloody, bruised part of my nail is still growing out.

    My dad and I are the same way with our food; nothing can touch, unless it already naturally goes together. Syrup and pancakes? Okay. Syrup and bacon? EEW. Turkey and gravy? Yum. Turkey and saucy green beans? Blegh.

    Casey Reply:

    @Elizabeth Kaylene, Dude, this nail is going to haunt me for MONTHS. Plus I can’t feel anything with it. Wah.

    Elizabeth Kaylene Reply:

    @Casey, Mine was numb for a couple days, too. Hope yours feels better soon!

  13. Ouch ouch ouch ouchy finger. Hope it’s in typing condition again soon.

    I’ve basically got nothing exciting to say, except why am I procrastinating my “Cyber Monday” shopping by reading blogs… my reader will still be here tomorrow, you know?

    Casey Reply:

    @ClassyFabSarah, cyber monday hasn’t done me a darn bit of good yet.

  14. Yowza! That hurts me to look at it. I just finished NaBloPoMo today (after failing last year, so I’m sorta proud). Going back to work after a glorious 5 day weekend. Less excited about it than I probably should be. Graded 200 papers in the past 2 days. Never want to read or talk about the play they were reviewing ever, ever again. Also, just misspelled my name 4 times when typing my twitter handle up there. GAH.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jen L., Ten points for finishing NaBloPoMo. Teachers deserve medals for grading papers. Just sayin’.

  15. Casey! Put some tea tree oil on that thing at least three times a day! Seriously, it’ll help.

    Thanksgiving is interesting for me. Momma always had an all-American feast but I married a Mexican boy. So we have enchiladas and green and red chile and vidello (sp?)… very bizarre menu if you ask me.

    As far as what I’m up to? Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? (www.nanowrimo.org) November is National Novel Writer’s Month and millions of us all over the world are trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Definately a challenge. I didn’t think I’d finish in time, but it looks like I probably will!

    That is, if I stop reading and commenting on people’s blogs… :p

    Casey Reply:

    @AG, Heh. I want your Thanksgiving menu. And yes, someone told me about NaNoWriMo-wanted to make me a character or something…I can barely write 200 words a day.

  16. Yes, yes, yes on the foods not touching. If there was supposed to be creamed spinach in my stuffing it would have been in the recipe!

    I’m sure the people you need to write notes to understand that your life is in boxes right now and will appreciate that you want to give them only your best (when it becomes available again).

    Casey Reply:

    @Dani, Stuffing shouldn’t even go in turkeys that’s how thick my line is drawn.

  17. I got engaged. I am moving from Utah in two months. Also? I dislike BYU even more than I did previously. As much as Michigan now.

    Casey Reply:

    @Emily, YAY! Engaged! And get out of Utah! HURRAH!

  18. Just wait ’til you get to write your new home’s return address on all those thank you notes soon. The euphoria is actually better than the first time you write your new name after being married.

    As for us, Indy weather was cold this year for Tgiving week. No fair, I could’ve stay home for that!

    Casey Reply:

    @Angie, Ooh, and I like my new address too. Lame, but true.

  19. Does it count that I was at a resort in Puerto Vallarta last week? Cuz that’s not really a hotel.

    If it’s any consolation, my finger hurts for yours. That looks horrible!

    And I’m on your side about the eggs and syrup. ICK!

    I absolutely loved your stationery comment: “I must be a grown up because I have stationary with my name on it!” *snort* Good one!

    Casey Reply:

    @Crazy Mo, Well then you’re just rubbing it in.
    Indiana hotel?
    Puerto Vallarta resort…
    Was it glorious?

  20. We had family out visiting from Utah. I miscalculated on the Turkey and everything was done before the bird. Luckily dinner still turned out yummy!

    Casey Reply:

    @Jenny, Fantastic! Way to go on your first try!

  21. Amy in StL says:

    Wow, that finger looks horrible. I actually thought you had lipstick smeared on it when I first saw the photo.

    I used to not like my foods to touch; but I got over it in my 30s. I should send you my nice china divided plates from Williams Sonoma – that I don’t use anymore.

    Nothing else new here. New boyfriend – this one’s nice so let’s hope he sticks around, k?

    Casey Reply:

    @Amy in StL, China divided plates from Williams Sonoma.
    Never have sweeter words been uttered on my blog.

  22. Dood. That finger totally looks like Elmer Fudd came along and whopped it with a cartoon sledge hammer. But that Camaro? Worth every throbbing minute of it, no?

  23. ouch on the finger! I hope it’s healing up now!

  24. I put up my own Christmas tree all alone for the first time ever all by myself. It’s Charlie Brown-ish, but it’s mine. Although, when you live alone, it’s sort of like, who’s going to enjoy my Christmas tree but me?

    And I saw New Moon twice. Because I’m 29 and that shallow.

    Louisville is boring.

    Kim Reply:


    But maybe “shallow” isn’t the right word to call myself, because I loved New Moon both times. Nerdy? Can I say I’m that nerdy? Or whatever I am.

    Louisville is still boring.

  25. OUCH.