Nov. 26th, Wednesday. We went to our weekly homeschooling playgroup. Our location was slightly different. We went to Midway Lanes for an afternoon of Bowling. Loud and highly distracting to say the least. The kids had fun! Expensive, too. They really enjoyed themselves! 😛
This years Thanksgiving was a first. It was quiet and calm. No guests! As much as I love all the hussle and bustle of cooking for others and having a big ‘ole party, this year I needed to chill and not deal with the anxiety of it all. It was a pleasant change. We popped the bird in the oven around 9am and it was done earlier than expected, like by several hours. That was a nice surprise! We had been watching the NY Thanksgiving Parade all morning. We had all the fix’ins, of course! Cranberry sauce, actually two types. I like mine canned, S. likes his homemade with skins and all. Green Bean casserole, Mashed Tatters, fresh bread, stuffing, and black olives. hehehe We entered our meal reciting three things we were thankful for. We finished eating within a half an hour. DELICIOUS!!!! The bird came out perfectly!
After we cleaned up and digested our dinner. We fed all the barn animals and set up Movies. We watched Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown Mayflower, and Charlie Brown Bon Voyage. I don’t know if anyone else remembers, but the television show “WKRP in Cinninati” had an episode the involved Turkeys. We watched that particular episode. We laughed are heads off!! While we watched the movies we broke out the dessert. I had cut down from making 5-7 pies to baking only TWO!!! One Pumpkin pie and the other Banana Cream Pie. I whipped up some thick whipped cream. Heated the Nut Roll we got from the Polaski deli/bakery this week. So FULL!!!!
The day kinda seemed forever long, but was really relaxing and enjoyable. After the wee one was fast asleep, we watched “Iron Chef America: Thanksgiving!”. What a great battle that was. Could you imagine making an entire Thanksgiving feast in an hour!! The birds still had feathers!!!! It was a great day overall!!
I am going to try to keep a running list of things I am grateful for on my blog. You will see it at below the flickr photos box. I am going to see if I can move it to a more visible area later. Thank you for all reading my blog!!!
I have been having way too much fun….
I had to rearrange my kitchen and living room today. Made a terrible mess and will have to change where and how I do some of our lessons.
There was good reason.
My New Freezer Arrived!!!!
Would you like to know what is so great about getting a new freezer besides the obvious…”I now have room for all our stash of summer goodies.” Let me show you……
We are having so much fun! LOL I wonder how long it will last sitting in the middle of our living room?
Today, I decided if we are now officially in the season of flake falling, I was going to bring in the season with style. A trip to Cold Stone Creamery would do just the trick! Yummy!! My favorite combination is Pistachio Ice cream with Giardelli Milk chocolate Carmel Squares. OMG! to Die for!!!
What is your favorite combination or Signature combination?
Besides fighting with yarn and needles to make socks, I have tried some lovely little projects with my needle felting. Below are the pics of my little bendy doll and her dog. Kristie Burns at earthschooling.com and waldorfschoolonline.com was lovely enough to give a video lesson on how to make felted bendy dolls to her members. I was totally inspired and hope to create many more in all sorts of creatures. So quick and fun!!