I so wanted to blog yesterday but due to the large amounts of chaos that goes on in our household during this time of year, it really wasn't an option. I hope you all stuffed your faces with pumkin pie and lots of turkey. I also hope you didn't puke. Sadly though, this Thanksgiving will go down in the books as the Turkey Disaster of 2011 in our family. I can't give out any details except that emotions spiraled from excitement, to shock, then frustration, tears soon followed after, which soon led to large amounts of anger, then back down to frustration. Entertaining? Yes. Would I want to see it happen again? My goodness no. After all, the true meaning of Thanksgiving, of course, is to thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us. We need to thank Him not only for the good, but also for the bad because that's how we manage to get closer to Him. He is amazing in everything that He does and we should all thank Him with all our little hearts.


One of the most dangerous days of the year where you can buy a huge television at half the price while also at risk of being shanked. I wonder what other countries think about us when they watch this strange ritual. I have never had the pleasure of waiting for hours on end in line on this joyous day. I did, however, head out to Walmart with my mom. That was really frightening. Some lady almost rammed us with her shooping cart to get to a Dora the Explorer kitchen playset. People were grabbing last minute items and running for their lives to pay for it before someone chased after them to snatch it. The people who worked there just looked like zombies and I seriously felt bad for them. If you went shopping at midnight or early this morning, I have a lot of respect for you. I hope you wore some type of helmet and body pads for protection.

I am currently listening to Christmas music. My heart is utterly singing with so much joy along and I can't help but smile. Can you guys give me an idea as to when I should put up my mini Christmas tree? I'm so excited I can't settle on a date. Even the weather outside is starting to look all wonderful. Oh goodness. I'm in pure bliss. I hope you all are enjoying this time of year as much as I am.

Walking in a winter wonderland,
Tabs <3
I love autumn. I love the different colors of the leaves. I love how they feel after they slowly drift away from their branches and gently land their way onto the ground. I love the feel of getting over all of the hot weather and being able to wear nice warm sweaters again. I love the smell of the cool breeze and being able to stand out in the rain for the first time in months. I love how the world feels like a painting and how beautifully God is able to create something wonderful out of nature. I love hearing the sound of dry leaves rustling through the fall breeze and I love drinking a cup of tea while curled up in a blanket. I love it all.
If you have never lived in California, I suggest you take a trip here
during autumn. Summer is nothing compared to how beautiful everything looks this time of year. Typically autumn here consists of clear skies, freezing cold days (with spontaneous busts of rain), and the most beautiful crispy leafy trees known to mankind. Well, as far as I've seen anyway. I don't get out much. Anyway, ignoring my non-existent life, there is something about autumn here that just changes my mood completely. There is also the Apple Hill advantage of living here which should be at the top of your California-to-do lists if you actually do listen to me and plan a visit here in the fall. Of course, I would suggest going earlier in the morning when there are less people but also go when there is some sort of festival going on. You will not regret it. Warm apple pie and kettle corn as far as the eye can see! You can get your face painted, catch a couple fish at the pound (expensive but worth it), take a pony ride, get lost in the corn maze, and raid their ever so wonderful market. That place is the definition of love. It's love with even more love added in just to make it even more amazing.

Now that I've already started planning your vacation for next fall (winter is about to hit and Apple Hill is already closed, depressing I know), you can thank me and leave a red velvet cupcake on the doorstep. I kid. Although that would be pretty darn nice.

On the other side of things, I'm not sure I happened to mention I've been sick for more than three weeks. I have the immune system of a cricket and it seems to be getting smaller as the days keep passing and more leaves keep falling. I had Bronchitis and it has now turned into a sinus infection that really just does not want to go away. Prolonging my doctors visit. I am not a huge fan of antibiotics so I'll try large amounts of home remedies. If any of you have suggestions, I would be incredibly grateful. I'll be even more grateful if they actually happen to work. There will be a lot of gratefulness going on. Also, do you know how autumn tends to usually begin in October? I found a little poem to share with you all as a final though. Have a gorgeous night.

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks,  and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And  everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the  band.
~ George Cooper

Take your Vitamin Gummies,
Tabs <3
You know that moment when you hear a song on a commercial and you just love it so much that you have to listen to it again immediately? You hurriedly turn on your computer, mutter insults under your breathe as it loads slowly, and look up the lyrics. As soon as you find the title and artist, then it's off to YouTube! The moment you play it, you're in a daze from how amazing it is and automatically proceed to get it stuck in your head. That is me right now.

So far Subaru commercials have never let me down. First they came out with Powerful Stuff by Sean Hayes and now Before I knew by Basia Bulat. I am literally in love. It isn't very long but this song has stolen my heart and I really don't mind if it doesn't give it back. As soon as it comes on, a smile takes over my face and I do a little jig while singing along to it also. If it gets me into an extremely good mood, I might even twirl my finger. Oh yes. Good songs tend to get me into a very awesome mood. I would have to say that Mat Kearney and Owl City (if you haven't listened to either, then you're seriously missing out) are some of the greatest out there. Along with Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Buble. I find it sad that when I tell people I listen to Presley or Sinatra they look at me as if I have this huge string of snot hanging from my nose and that I like having it there. Well yes, as a matter of fact, I like my snot! And I mean that in a completely metaphorical form.

I got yelled at the other day by my best friend for not blogging anymore. I think she is the only one that even checks it on a daily basis. So let us do a couple of updates, shall we? First of all, Gnomeo and Juliet was definitely disappointing. I thought it woul be so much better. Secondly, how does one get diplomatic immunity? And if one has it, can they print their own money? Numero tres! There is a black widow lurking somewhere in my room and I think it's planning to kill me in my sleep. I am deeply afraid. Four: my first semester at college is ending in a couple of weeks and it's rather sad. Especially going to miss my English professor. Awesome guy. Of course I will never tell him that because I rarely talk in his class except to make fun of his shoes. I am really hoping he doesn't read this. That is practically all that has been going on in my ever so boring life.

Now I have a question. Well actually a couple of qestions. What's new with you? Did you have a wonderful day? And if so, why was it wonderful? Did you see the sunrise this morning? Did you take a picture of the wonderful pink and orange colors? Or was it to cloudy to even see the sunrise? Did you have a bad day? And if so, how come? If you did have a bad day, I hope smiles and laughter come you're way. Always have hope and never give up on happiness. Also, tomorrow is a brand new day. Start it with a grin and a prayer in your heart. I promise things will be okay. I also just realized that most of those sentences rhymed. See, now I'm smiling. I hope you're smiling too.

Time for me to head out. Hopefully I remember to get back on here and write every once in a while. I'll try to before Thanksgiving rush and chaos kicks in. I might even take a couple of pictures. Excited! My love goes out to you, whoever may be reading this. Be joyful. Be blessed.

Tabs <3