Last night, I cut up and roasted a pumpkin, and scraped the flesh out. Today, I put the flesh through the food mill so it's not stringy, and cooked it down so it's not watery. I also made a 13x9 pan of cornbread to cut in cubes for stuffing, and there's a cranberry-apple cake in the oven right now. Next up is the… » 11/26/14 6:51pm Yesterday 6:51pm

Ugh. Healthcare billing. We're on Medicaid, and I have to admit that they are pretty good with what they do cover, but when they fuck up... oh, man. They dropped us for a month a couple years back, because Husband got a bonus at work that put us over the monthly limit. 5 of the 6 people who are on it take daily… » 11/26/14 4:17pm Yesterday 4:17pm

I think I've settled on cornbread muffins, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut oil and brown sugar, a pan of roasted veggies (carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, and cauliflower) with olive oil and herbs, gravy, and cranberry sauce (which is coming out of a can this year. Screw it!) » 11/25/14 11:03pm Tuesday 11:03pm

Are we all synching up or something? I have been weepy and cranky, craving salt and sweet at the same time, my boobs are huge, I'm bloated like whoa, and my knees are getting swollen (I could REALLY do without that last one, but it happens every month.) According to my Period Tracker app, I'm due for my monthly… » 11/23/14 9:48pm Sunday 9:48pm

Oh, man... I'm so sorry this happened to you. *all of the hugs* and try not to worry. Get a good book, a mug of cocoa, and something fun to watch, and go be lazy. Lie on the couch, snuggle your cat, take a nap, or sit in the tub (my personal favourite), and de-stress! » 11/23/14 5:01pm Sunday 5:01pm

Sweep the floors, make sure cleaning stuff and medications are out of reach, close bathroom and bedroom doors (or block off stairs), and put anything you don't want broken up high. Other than that, just make sure they stay within visual range, and you should be ok. » 11/23/14 4:28pm Sunday 4:28pm