There’s Stuff Around The House

This is what the dining room table looked like last night. Stuff. Do you know what this means? College Guy and College Girl are home!  And that means “stuff”. When they were in high school, these little piles used to drive me nuts. (“How about taking that up to your room?”  “How about putting that plate and fork IN the dishwasher instead of on the counter above the dishwasher?”  “How about hanging that coat up?” “How about ….” fill in the blank.) When they went off to college, they took all of their stuff.  All of a sudden, it was a little too tidy looking. (Not the island in the kitchen – that collects mail day in and day out, and we won’t speak of that. That’s someone else’s problem.) Funny, the things you miss when they’re gone.  I can’t believe I miss the little piles of stuff that indicate they’re home. I won’t mention one “How about …” all weekend long, because I don’t want them to move any of it. (Well, maybe they could put their dishes in the dishwasher. I’m not too attached to that). Instead, I’ll be cooking and baking and totally enjoying having them home. These cookies came out of the oven last night – our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, with these fun chocolate chips that I found in the grocery store just for the holidays.

We’ll be off for the rest of the week, enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States. (All orders placed after noon today will begin shipping on Monday.) To all of you who are celebrating it, Happy Thanksgiving! And to every single one of you (celebrating Thanksgiving this week or not), please know how much we appreciate YOU here at The Loopy Ewe. You’re at the top of our Thankful List!

Sheri whocan’tbelieveitwillbeDecembernextweekalready


  1. OMGosh – am I the first to comment? 🙂 Those cookies look YUMMY!

    Sheri – I know just what you mean about putting stuff away and the ‘how abouts’ – not too many of them now that the kids have moved out. But the hubby seems to make up for it!!

    Enjoy your family weekend!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Kate – where it’s FINALLY raining in Phoenix!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Sheri, to you and all the Elves! 🙂

    Enjoy the time off, and enjoy College Guy and College Girl!

    You guys rock, and you all DESERVE the time off!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too – Sheri (and entire family – WH, College Guy and College Girl)!! And, Happy Thanksgiving to the Loopy Elves too. May you enjoy the time with family and friends. : )

  4. Those cookies look awesome! Think I’ll be making some of those. I am missing my son this Thanksgiving and Christmas because he is in Iraq. And I missed his phone call this morning because I was in the shower. Ouch, that hurts! I wasn’t expecting him to phone till tomorrow. Maybe I’ll send some of those cookies over there. Enjoy your family and know that I, for one, am thankful for you and the Loopy Ewe.

  5. Chocolate chip cookies–yum yum.

    Happy Thanksgiving, to you and your family and to the elves and their families.

    I’ll be enjoying a pajama day which will start about 6 tonight and watching Christmas movies, knitting, spinning and napping. I think I decided on chili for lunch tomorrow thanks to MsKnitSox.

  6. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! My Buddy Bill’s College Kids arrived home safely last night and we’re looking forward to the weekend with them, too. We also have dinner with my entire family (20+) tomorrow.

  7. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you. family and elves! Gosh such delicious foods here lately. I’m touched by your descriptions of the piles – I think I’ll be feeling the exact same ones too soon:(

  8. Happy Thanksgiving! I to have piles, but DD is home with BF, and is planning a massive cookie baking time! She also wants to learn how to do a turkey!

  9. So, I have 8 more years to “enjoy” stuff around the house? Oh boy. I can see how you find their stuff comforting this weekend. You’re right not to mention it during that time though.

    You and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy each others company, relax, knit with KD, watch goofy movies and laugh. You work so hard during the year running TLE and I want you to know I appreciate all that you (and the Elves) do to make TLE a place that’s warm and friendly. That’s why I keep coming back.

    God Bless

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great time with your family all back together again and all that food. I have to admit to being a little envious—the US Thanksgiving seems more special in some way that the Canadian one. Maybe it’s the colder weather, and the proximity to Christmas. It just seems to inaugurate the holiday spirit in everyone. Maybe I’ll make a special harvesty meal in honour of it all!

  11. I know exactly what you mean, Sheri, about “stuff.” When I see Phil’s shoes all over the place, I just smile because I know, all too soon, those shoes will be somewhere else instead of in my house. Letting go is the hardest part of being a parent, I think. It just plain hurts. So I made up my mind I was going to cling to the small things as long as I can. I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving. As much as you appreciate all of us, we appreciate you more!!!!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Loopy Central. You all work so hard, and include such nice touches to the things you all do. Thank you all!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, and the Loopy Elves and there families. Enjoy your time off, you deserve it!

    The cookies look wonderful. I was thinking about makes some Chocolate Chip cookies this weekend. I like to mix semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.

  14. Somehow, I thought that if I got in through her head at age ten, she would be trained by 20! Silly me, to have such a thought! I do try to remind myself that someday I will miss the Chaos/mess – someday!

    Happy cookie baking!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and to all the Elves! I sure am thankful to have you and The Loopy Ewe. Relax and enjoy having the family together (piles of stuff and all)! I used to love being home for Thanksgiving when I was in college. A long weekend, catching up with my friends, and I could eat as much as I wanted!

    And have a cookie for me—those look really good.

  16. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. The cookies look wonderful. I’m glad
    that your children are able to be home with you.

  17. Happy Thanksgiving wishes for you and your family, Sheri!

    Oh boy, can I ever relate to the “How bout this” …..??? You’re right, though. For some reason when they come home after being gone for a long time, those things don’t really matter that much. In fact, when I find her curling iron left on the sink, it’s just a little reminder of how much I do miss her when she’s away.

    Enjoy the weekend with your family and especially College Guy and College Girl. Won’t be long until Christmas break! 😉

    Blessings to you all!

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