It’s here! It’s here! My favorite holiday is just a few days away and MY MOM IS COMING TO ASHEVILLE TODAY!
I definitely didn’t mean to rhyme there but ya know, just go with it. Also, not sure why I posted a picture of an apple cider donut to go with this post but whatever, I do what I want.
Popping on here for quick sec to say that I probably won’t be posting on the blog until after my mom goes home next week.
I’ll definitely be posting on Instagram though so make sure to follow me there to see all the fun Asheville adventures my mom and I get into. I’ll post a recap here at some point after she leaves, too.
It’s time for another edition of Some Things I Really Loved This Week, a post where I highlight things that I experienced in the past week that made me happy, inspired me or made me laugh with the hope that maybe they’ll make you happy, inspire you or make you laugh, too! Feel free to tell me about some things that YOU really loved this week in the comments!
I chose the winners with a random number generator and they are:
The winner of an Effin’ Birds Mug is Rachel Robles who said: Oh gosh, where do I start?? I love “Being an adult is shit” because I am hardcore feeling that right now. The “shitmas miracle” made me snort, but the trainwreck one is calling my name today. Of course, if I get another mug, I think my partner might kill me lol
The winner of an Effin’ Birds Hoodie or Sweater is Michelle H. who said: “Stop bothering the adults” is definitely my fave. Classic & so true (depending on the situation). Thanks for this chance to win & good luck everyone!
The winner of an Effin’ Birds T-Shirt is Meghan who said: I teach high school, and I would definitely wear the “NOPE” shirt on the regular!
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Experiences That Made Me Happy
Making a menu and shopping for Thanksgiving! I know I just said the other day that I’m completely overwhelmed about the fact that I’m hosting it for the first time ever but I’m also SUPER EXCITED. Yesterday I went to three grocery stores in a row and it was great because since we’re still a week out, I could actually walk around without having three million people on top of me. I also spent five years (OK, maybe 30 minutes) on Wednesday looking at Brussels Sprout recipes on Pinterest. Don’t judge me.
HERE IS OUR MENU:
Turkey ordered from Whole Foods (I’m vegetarian but nobody else is so Jeff will be cooking a turkey)
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Cozy Gravy from Angela Liddon’s cookbook Oh She Glows Every Day (recipe is vegan but I eat dairy so I sub in whole milk and butter)
Kasha Varnishkes (my favorite comfort food. My mom usually makes this recipe for Rosh Hashanah but since I couldn’t be home in New York this year, she’s making it for Thanksgiving!)
Yesterday my therapist asked how I would talk to a friend if they opened up to me about their struggles and I realized that I am much harsher when I talk to myself than I am when I talk to other people. Going to try to work on that.
I wish I had a photographic memory so I could remember people who wronged me on the road. Like, I could be at the store and slap a loaf of bread out of someone’s hand and yell “use your turn signal when you merge, asshole.” It wouldn’t teach them a lesson but I’d feel better.
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