Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

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Just for fun!, Holidays

Thanksgiving is considered the perfect holiday at our house. On a very superficial level, it is because I live with 2 turkey hounds! (3 turkey hounds if you include the dog.) They never get sick of turkey. In fact, we ran out on Monday, but thanks to a good friend who donated her leftovers, my guys are happily back in turkey sandwiches.  Thanksgiving is also a holiday that is rather casual and there are no gifts involved. Perfect.

Seriously though, Thanksgiving is a great time to stop and contemplate our many blessings. This year I had to give a special thank you to God for His provision of steady employment for my husband. It is humbling to realize you are blessed when some around you are struggling. I am also so grateful to have been born into a loving family and a Christian home in America.

During Thanksgiving week, my son did a motherboard, chip, ram, etc. swap into my old case--it's nice and speedy now.  Alas, this required a new load. (My old harddrive is sitting loose in the bottom of the case waiting for files to be copied over.) But for some reason, my new upgrade also locked me out of the Brookfieldnow blogger software! It may have been something as simple as using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, but whatever the reason, I couldn't log in. This morning I tried Internet Explorer and it worked.

It's starting to look like a little bit of Christmas at the homestead. I put up my Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving; it's a Black Friday tradition of mine. Since I don't feel like doing much of anything after Thanksgiving preparations and feasting the day before, it is the perfect day after activity for me. Glad it is finished. Bonus: If I need to boost the temp of the living room, all I need to do is turn on my 1,000 points of light tree.

Cookie baking will commence soon, too, and the Christmas things to do and see calendar is filling up. Now that I can get into my blog, I hope to blog about some of them.

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and enjoy the wonder of the Christmas season.


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