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Thanksgiving has come and gone
Category: Welcome to my craft world | Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:10 am
That was a fast week! And yes, I was stuffed! My DD took over in the kitchen and prepared everything. What a blessing our children can be (sometime...ha-ha). Although I only had my DD, DS and DIL, we had a wonderful and blessful time. I always like to clean up after the meal,rather than come back to a dirty and dishelved mess. But this time I played it rather slow and laid back. Maybe age is catching up with me, or someone is telling me to slow down and 'breathe'. There is more to life than jumping up from the table and washing dishes! We watched the Dallas Cowboys stomp the NY Jets (34-3). Woo-hoo GO COWBOYS!! We looked at some of the ads in the paper and decided we would get up at 4:30a.m. and do some shopping. What a mistake! I went to WalMart and DD went to Sears. She bought herself two pair of boots at a really good price. I bought a coffee-pot, because the carafe' got broken while washing it. Anyway the people at WalMart were like maniacs. I was in and out of there in 20 minutes. Came back home, took a nap and then made some coffee!! All in all Thanksgiving was a nice day, cool weather (the temps had been in the upper 70-low 80's)so it seemed like Thanksgiving. We truly have so much to be thankful for. I hope all of you and your families had a hearty and healthy Thanksgiving.
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Thanksgiving is coming...
Category: Welcome to my craft world | Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:40 am
This time next week, I will be stuffed and miserable! As it only happens once a year,I won't feel guilty ... just blessed for the day.
For me the build up and anticipation of Thanksgiving is what I enjoy the most. When I worked, I would take T'giving week off. On Monday, I would cut and chop ingredients for the dressing, and make other preparations. After grocery shopping, my daughter always laughed at me for the way I would almost cover the kitchen counter tops with the groceries (cans, boxes, etc.) that I would be using. I would group non-perishable food items together ie. ingredients for pies, fruit salads, etc,.I felt like I had an assembly line going, and didn't have to dig through the pantry. Tuesday would have specific things for me to do as well as Wednesday. Thanksgiving morning, Paul (deceased DH) would start carving 'old Tom turkey'. Kristi (DD) would set the table, help me in the kitchen, make sure items were picked up, and light the candles (what ambiance they make ~ love, love, love candles). Family would start arriving around 11:00. They would pitch-in as well, as we started our visiting and catching-up.Seems like they all ended up in the kitchen ... helping and sampling ~ ha-ha. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, and still is, even though my family has drastically been reduced, as God has called so many home. I hope each of you have a blessed day and remember those that aren't as fortunate as you. Also remember our brave soldiers fighting for our freedom. God bless...
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