What a great Thanksgiving weekend. We celebrated here at home in the afternoon and that evening, I went to the hospice house while Chris and the boys had dessert with neighbors. We’ve had boatloads of turkey leftovers, some of which have already been transformed into turkey salad sandwiches, turkey broth, and turkey tetrazzini. The next… Read More Post-Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas
One is faced with several issues when a blog has been dormant for awhile. The first issue, for me, is how to explain what I’ve been doing and why I went silent. I really don’t know how to solve that issue without some lengthy – and frankly boring – post. So I’m going to ignore… Read More Enough for a start
Thanksgiving doesn’t exist in New Zealand. We briefly considered mounting our own celebration, but this pregnancy plus the very warm weather makes the thought of cooking a turkey, making homemade stuffing, and baking a pumpkin pie from scratch sound pretty miserable to me. Besides, “Thanksgiving” in New Zealand would still technically be Wednesday in the… Read More Black Friday? What’s That?
In no particular order, here are some of the things for which I’m thankful… …Chris …Parents, siblings, brothers- & sisters-in-law, nieces, & nephews …My in-laws …Having a job, especially considering the current economy…The fact that Chris has a job doing what he loves…Bear …Living in the United States of America…Freedom of speech…Living in a… Read More Thankful For
So, Chris and I are out here in New England for Thanksgiving. Our families are pretty spread out (his is about 16.5 hours south of us, mine is 14.5 hours to the west). I’m working Friday night shift (which means coming in at 11:45pm on Thanksgiving to work 12mn – 8am Friday), so visiting the… Read More Missing Family at Thanksgiving
I learned about a new food today – the Pilgrim Sandwich! I’m thinking this must be something unique to New England, because I’ve never heard of such a thing. Apparently, you take your Thanksgiving leftovers (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, salad) and either stick it on some slices of bread or put it in… Read More Thanksgiving Food
Thanksgiving is almost here, and apparently the turkeys in New England have decided to stage an escape… Proof of this point? Well, Chris got a bit of a surprise while getting in the car this morning. He noticed something moving, and three, count ’em, three turkeys were walking on the road that runs by our… Read More Three Turkeys