Outside My Window. . . It is dark. I usually blog in the morning but I'm waiting to do a wee bit of Cyber Monday shopping. I would have thought it would be 11 PM Central time. . . . but I think I'm wrong.
Anyway - it's dark outside & it's been cold. It seems to me we have an entirely too long summer and way too short autumn. Sometimes it seems as if we go straight from summer to winter!
I Am Thinking. . . that it's been a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with lots of family here.
The little cabin did just fine with a total of 13 folks here. That's not as many as we've had in the past, but since this was our first year here, I guess that's a good thing.
Setting up the buffet in the Nature Room was a good idea. . . . I think it worked out just fine.
Setting up a card table in the dining room wasn't such a good idea. With wing-backed chairs it was too crowded . . . . . & the chairs sat way too low. Next year we'll have tray tables for in there & move the card table to the living room.
But all-in-all it worked out fine. . . . with a delicious dinner consisting of fried turkey (great job, Simon!), ham, mashed potatoes, homemade mac/cheese, dressing, broccoli/rice casserole, Maxine's homemade bread!, green bean casserole, cranberries and, are you ready for this? A steady supply of HIPPIE TEA! I don't know all what is in it, but it seems that Hibiscus flowers are a main ingredient. My son & several grandchildren really like it! And of course DESSERTS! Lots of yummy desserts. Friends joined us in the evening & brought lots of desserts, too. I think I've had enough sweets for quite a while!
I Am Grateful. . . that my daughter & daughter-in-law convinced our friends to leave their twin boys with us for the evening. I was taking my mom back home when our friends from west Africa stopped by. Unfortunately they had to leave before I got back, but like I said, were convinced to leave the boys at our house! Oh - they are so much fun, although they pretty much wore out the 8 adults who watched them! LOL
In The Kitchen . . . lots of turkey, broth & soup! Come over - I'll share some with you!
I Am Creating. . . .a December calendar..
I Am Going. . . to bed as soon as I make my online purchase. This is late for me!
I Am Reading . . . nada.
I Am Hoping . . . .my daughter & her beloved dog, Promise both start feeling better. Daughter is run down w/a cold & sore throat & Promise had surgery for a twisted stomach. She is 13 & the best of companions & came through the surgery just fine. . . . I'm hoping she makes a quick & complete recovery.
I Am Hearing . . . the EdenPURE humming. It's a wonderful little heater. . . .
Around The House . . .it's just me. Hubby goes to work tomorrow so he's already in bed. It's just me & the dog in the computer room.
But speaking of my dog - - - - he ate some of my son's dog's dog food...dog food that was spilled onto the pea gravel path. Apparently my dog does NOT chew his food as he hurled up almost 1/2 cup of gravel! HE's the one who should have a twisted stomach!
I Am Wearing. . . black velour pants & a red turtleneck.
I Am Thinking . . .that the 10 foot, 3 inch church pew is the very best curbside find I've ever made!
I went to pick up mama Thanksgiving morning & bring her to our house. As I drove through town I saw it sitting on the curb, next to a giant trash can & two bags of trash: an old, long church pew! A perfectly wonderful church pew! A real treasure of a church pew. A really, really long church pew!
As soon as I got home, hubby went back into town to see if it would fit in our van = nope, not a chance. And not in any of the other vehicles that were already here. I called my daughter, but they had already left their house and were NOT in the truck.
Well, there was no use crying over it & I quickly got side-tracked with all the last minute preparations.
Later in the evening when I came back from taking mama back home, my son-in-law was leaving to go back to his house to get the truck to bring me the pew! Isn't he just the best? I didn't have to ask him again to do it - - - apparently he remembered on his own! Once he arrived in town with the truck my hubby & grandson joined him to help load it up.
That pew already has some very good memories to it. . . . a fabulous *find*, my daughter's fabulous hubby going after it for me & my hubby & grandson going out in the bad weather to help load it up! What a treasure!
I Am Wondering . . . if my daughter is getting a good night's sleep & if my coupon code will work 13 minutes from now!
One Of My Favorite Things. . .Finding great stuff on the side of the road!
Something You May Not Know About Me. . . It's November 28 & I heard "Frosty the Snowman" twice while at lunch today. I do not particularly care for that song. I especially don't care for it when it's still November.
About Today's Photo. . .My husband & one of the twins. Aren't they both adorable?