Nov 30, 2009 | 3:01 AM PST
I seem to have hit a brick wall with all my enthusiasm and energy. I, at least, brought the Christmas tree into the house. That's as far as that went! I might muster up enough oomph to put it up today.
I hope that you all have a powerful Monday and are full of energy.
What a wonderful Thanksgiving we had! Of course, it didn't start out so wonderfully. A dense fog had blanketed in the entire area. I emailed my mom to not expect us too early and off we went. Daughter drove and I tried to be her extra eyes. It was really slow going. We drove like that the entire way for two and a half hours. Hubby and Grandson played cards in the back seat. The fog didn't lift until we reached our destination.
We were thankful to have arrived safely, that's for sure. Mom had everything looking festive and the oven already turned on. All I had to do was to put the food in the oven to warm while we gabbed and gabbed. We had a great time laughing and eating, eating and laughing. The confederate roses were still in bloom along with camellias everywhere. Her yard was lovely as usual. Our trip home was a "piece of cake" with the sun shining brightly. Our route is through the countryside -- over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we ride -- and all along the way, people were either in the process of putting out their Christmas decorations or had just finished. We laughed and sang all the way home. What fun!
I hope that everyone had a chance to enjoy their Thanksgiving celebrations.
I'll be totin' the Thanksgiving dinner to my mom's this year, so I had to do all my cooking today. I don't want to waste a moment of "visiting time." I've been in the kitchen since 6 this morning. All the side dishes are done and ready to go. I got my baking done the day before. I took a break every now and then with a cuppa and Garden Guides. My mom just emailed me that she has already set the dining room table and thinks that it looks festive. She is so excited. The last thing that I must do is to go outside and clip some pretty sprigs of sage for a garnish for the bird. I hope that everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow, and I am thankful that I am now done!
Nov 18, 2009 | 3:07 AM PST
I sure don't know where all my energy came from, but I was going like a house afire in a high wind. We had all our running around town done quickly yesterday morning and were back home around 9 o'clock. I got the groceries put away and made the banana bread that I had promised. Then I cleaned, blanched and put the fresh broccoli in the freezer. Next, I washed and stripped the collards -- ready for cooking. I mixed up my meatloaf, chocked full of bell peppers and had that ready to pop in the oven. I fixed buttery mashed potatoes and biscuits. The meal was topped off with homemade banana pudding. I finally took a coffee/tat break.
The aromas from last night's country supper are still hanging in the air this morning. I'll have to break out the Febreeze and room freshener. Perhaps a few scented candles will be in order as well.
I hope everyone has a happy day.
Time never passed this quickly when I was working! I can't believe that it is already November. Time to start making the cranberry relish and pounds and pounds of pound cake.
It was wonderful to be able to see dawn break this morning at 6:30 a.m., but then again, it won't be as much fun to see the sun set at 5:30 p.m.
There was some drizzling going on this morning when I got up. Hubby and I always play a game when it rains, which is rarely around the Bucolic Bungalow. We guess the amount before he checks the gauge. If you go over the correct amount, you lose. This morning I guessed 0.09. Hubby guessed 0.11. I suppose he had more faith that it rained during the night. Well, he won! It was 1.0. One whole inch. I don't mind losing that game. That is wonderful.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful first day of this new month.