The Lady Gray

A household chronicle

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Thanksgiving Prep

Here’s a sneak peek of my Thanksgiving shopping game plan.  I wrote down all the things I knew I needed for each specific recipe and then just for in general.  Tomorrow I will cut all my bread into cubes, perhaps make pie dough, Wednesday I’ll make pies, and brine the turkey, and Thursday is turkey D-Day.  I also have to go to work tomorrow, clean the house, and get everything ready for my sisters’ arrival

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On the back of this I wrote all the places I could find each recipe (whether in book or on the internet and the specific site), and on the bottom of the page I wrote all the other foods we were out of.  I shopped at the Commissary tonight and tomorrow I’ll shop at Whole Foods for the turkey and the produce.

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Fireplace Lovin’

One of the things in our contract for buying our house was that the sellers agreed to do 3000 dollars worth of maintenance on the fireplace.  Fireplace works turns out to be really, really expensive!  Anyways, the hold up for having the fireplace work done was that we had a gas insert in the fireplace, so the insert had to be removed and the gas line had to be pulled back and capped.  The plumber was really expensive, so Jake did some research and did it himself!

This past weekend the work was finally completed and now we have a working fireplace!  It’s pretty awesome.  It doesn’t put out much heat, but it’s great for ambiance!  We’ve been having a ridiculous amount of s’mores and roasted marshmallows.  Yum!

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New Job

In the middle of December I was interviewed twice for a position as the receptionist at a real estate company.  The interviews went so well, and I was fairly certain they were going to pick me.  Long story short, I lost out to a girl who had experience as a receptionist at a real estate company (and how am I supposed to beat that?)  I was crushed, mainly because before I had been so confident!  Fate must have wanted me to work in a real estate office, because I saw that a local realtor needed an assistant.  I sent her my resume and got an interview.  The interview went well, but I felt off my game and I didn’t feel like I gave my best first impression.  I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to get hired…and then I did!

I started my new job in January and I’ve been working there ever since.  I’m pleased to announce that I am heartily enjoying my job.  My boss is so busy that she actually wants me to get my real estate license so that I can work more and do more things to help her.  I’m signed up to start my classes in the next few weeks and I am so excited.  

At work I have my own desk, and I put some pictures on it to really make it feel like my space.




I feel pretty cool having my own desk!