Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful Again Today

We woke up to no heat at our house this morning. It is a crisp 59º in here, but I am quite able to find good things about it and be thankful that:

the baby didn't spend the night last night
it is 51º outside and sunny
the roads are clean and dry for my trip into town to purchase a new sprayer/filter
the store where I had to go to get them is nowhere near the busyness of Black Friday
the hubster will replace the filter and we will warm up prior to the baby's stay with us today

On Wednesday Miss M and Miss P spent the day and we went out to lunch. We each took a journal and did some sketching while waiting for our food. I decided to try to sketch my fork and the girls followed suit. Miss M drew hers still wrapped in a napkin; Miss P drew hers without even looking at a fork, and mine has a knife added and could be better. But we all sketched together and had a stressless wait for our food.

We hosted Thanksgiving at our house yesterday. My kids came with the girl tribe, except for Miss K. She was with her mother this year. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, squash (provided by my dear SIL), green bean casserole, two kinds of dressing (the hubster made traditional and I made a sausage and dried cherry variety for the first time), ham (brought by a dear BIL), and three kinds of pie (BIL brought pumpkin, I made cherry, and the hubster made apple.). We had a lovely day.

Here is the table just before we sat down - I forgot to get a picture of the turkey just out of the oven. It was beautiful.
Nephew Evan and Niece Drew had just found a seat.
And here are the pies:

The hubster has the furnace running and now is waiting for me to join him outdoors to rake the last of the leaves. He will do the tractor and I will do the raking. He is unstable on his foot still and the last time he raked alone with a fracture boot on one foot, he hurt his back and it is still a bit sore. I will go help him and we will actually have fun because we always do when we work together - at least I have fun. I wonder if he does, too.

Gotta go. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and that you had a lovely Thanksgiving.



  1. Yummy, My Pecan pie flopped this year. Well will try at Christmas. So glad we can be Thank-ful. Have fun in the leaves. Headed to town to pick up a package then home to wash the clothes. Certainly, was tasty feast to come too! His Love to all. Praying the foot gets better sooner.
    Sherrie Roberts

  2. I'm glad you got your furnace going and are keeping warm. Yes, we all have a lot to be thankful for this year and I wish you and yours just as much to be thankful for in the year to come.

  3. Sounds like a lovely celebration. I really love the sketches, all of them... excellent creative use of adventuring artfully with what is right in front of you. Brava!

  4. delicious looking feast... and so glad you had a wonderful day xx

  5. What a wondrous day, spread, and family! And the weather today couldn't have been better. I'm so glad to hear the tendon is coming along so nicely! See you soon. hugs, nancy

  6. :) beautiful pictures and cute sketches by everyone. Glad that things are improving with your husband. Thanks for the comments