It’s cold outside

I’ve been really cold. It’s not as cold as when I lived in Pennsylvania where it can get below 0, but in Arizona, I’m used to very high temperatures most of the year. The apartment complex I live in uses a chiller system, it’s an old system that I’m not too fond of because you can only have either air conditioning or heat, not both at the same time. They finally shut down the chiller systems today, and they have to be down for at least 2 days before the heat can be turned on. I was told it will be on Wednesday. I’ve been having to use a space heater because management wouldn’t start the process of getting the heat on until after Thanksgiving, because they say too many people would complain if the heat was on while they are preparing Thanksgiving dinner, saying it would be too hot.

My Thanksgiving was pretty dull, I just made a casserole because I didn’t want to go through all the trouble of making a huge meal just for myself. I also met some neighbors, a husband, and wife. The husband has mental illnesses which are pretty obvious and he told me about. They have knocked on my door at night before and I got irritated. Just the husband knocked on the door last night because he was out of cigarettes. I gave him a couple because he has done the same for me a few times. He started rambling on and on and not much of it made sense, so I told him I had to go back inside and he left. I’m going to have to tell him that we seem to be on different schedules. He and his wife sleep during the day and are up at night. I am up during the day and go to bed at night. I really don’t want anyone knocking on the door after dark.

What I’m thankful for

Just a quick entry on what I’m thankful for.

1. My family
2. My friend Teresa
3. A roof over my head
4. My parents
5. A car to get around in

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So tomorrow is Thanksgiving

I hope everyone who celebrates it has a happy Thanksgiving. I won’t be doing anything tomorrow. Today my apartment complex was offering a Thanksgiving feast in the clubhouse but I didn’t go. I’m feeling down in the dumps again, this always happens around holidays because I miss my family (they’re in Pennsylvania). I don’t know if I’m even going to decorate for Christmas this year. It seems like too much work when it’s over with in a flash.

It seems like as I’ve gotten older, holidays haven’t been as big of a deal anymore. I miss being a kid around the holidays because they were always so much fun. Oh how things have changed. People tell me I should move back to Pennsylvania to be with my family, but that’s not where I need to be. I know deep down that I’m where I’m supposed to be now. It’s tough not seeing my family, but I had to do what was best for me. I felt worse in Pennsylvania than I do here. I’m always afraid I’ll be forced to move back at some point, but I hope that doesn’t happen. I absolutely hate snow and cold weather, it makes me miserable. It’s chilly here but not as bad as it would be there. I miss summer already.

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Thanksgiving wasn’t so great

I didn’t have a good Thanksgiving, no family to spend time with and no good food. It was just like any other day. Every year around the holidays I really miss my family, it’s hard not seeing them. Christmas will be about the same. I’m putting my decorations up this weekend because I love decorating for Christmas. I hope everyone had a better Thanksgiving than me and sorry this post was so short. Not much to say really.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m having turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, rolls, pickled eggs, and pumpkin pie. I love Thanksgiving food!

Anyway, I thought I’d share my grandmother’s recipe for pickled eggs if anyone wants to try it, they’re really good. :x I know it’s a bit late, but you can make these anytime.

One dozen pickled eggs

What you need:

  • 2 quart jar
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Heinz apple cider vinegar
  • Sugar
  • 1 can of whole beets

Instructions:

  • Boil eggs for 10 minutes, drain water and rinse with cold water and let cool. Peel the eggs and put them in the jar.
  • Drain the juice from the can of beets into a pan and add 12 ounces of Heinz apple cider vinegar and 3/4 cup of sugar. Place the beets in the jar. Bring the beet juice, vinegar, and sugar to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Pour the beet juice, vinegar, and sugar into the jar over the eggs and beets. Let cool, then refrigerate.
  • For best results, pickle eggs 1 week in advance.