There is an Old Wives' Tale - When your
squirrels are chubby in the Fall,
you are in for a rough winter.
|One of our local squirrels,|
perched on a fence post outside our sunroom.
Bring on the snuggies and the galoshes, friends.
I'm abandoning all hope of a mild winter.
But tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day 2012, will be a lovely day.
Which is a mixed blessing;
brilliant afternoon sun on the west side of the house
highlights how really schmutzig the windows are.
Me? I like a day with good cloud cover when I give thanks.
|Supermarket flowers, waiting to be transformed into centerpieces.|
My T.B.D.B.T List?
(To Be Done By Thanksgiving.)
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Between one thing and another, including this:
pretty much nothing got done.
Although we did hang the matchstick blinds in the study.
I am thankful for even that small thing.
(Which I call small, because Howard did all the work
and I just had to watch and supervise. He loves that.)
Meanwhile, at That Old House, preparations continue for
tomorrow's feast and love fest.
Mmmm . . . chopped onions and celery, getting all
hot and bothered and ready for the stuffing.
Our biggest blessing?
A family which really enjoys family gatherings.
And, of course, a full refrigerator.
|The turkey, a modest 28 pounder, is in the fridge downstairs.|
So it's really two full refrigerators. Come help us eat!
Next on the food prep list?
Hot artichoke dip, two apple pies,
one walnut pie, and a pumpkin cheesecake.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
|You lookin' at ME?|
I'll be back to say Hi soon, and share a picture of
this year's pin-up boy: Howard in his turkey shirt!
|Dylan and Dad; a dog and his boy.|