Wednesday, November 23, 2016

getting ready

Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. My contribution is the dressing and cranberry sauce. I made the cornbread yesterday and set it and the white bread out to get stale. I'm going to get up in a minute and cook the bacon and start chopping stuff and cook down the cranberries but I probably won't make the dressing till tomorrow morning. Getting all the prep work done today will save a lot of time tomorrow.

I'm also going to try and get some more work done on the leaf plaque and the moonflower. It still isn't finished but I did go talk to a metal artist I just discovered in one of the next little towns over about making the stand for it for me and he's going to have it ready for the Open House, which means that I have to get busy and finish the cold work and get it glued together. He's also making a stand for me for an older piece that I had initially hung on the wall. I'm thrilled to find this guy and he's so very close, 10, 15 minutes tops.

As for the wider country and world out there, I'm trying to keep informed but keep it at bay for a few days and since I have a lot to do still before the first weekend of December. I'm going to focus on that.


  1. Hear hear Ellen, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  2. I allow myself to read the headlines, to get the gist of how bad it is.
    You have a good Thanksgiving.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and you family. Mine has dwindled down I rarely do a meal and serve a community meal instead. No leftovers that way.The place I will be at is an Italian place so I would rather be eating their regular menu, but they have served a free meal for over 20 years.

  4. Hope no one argues at your Thanksgiving. Since you are not watching the news you can plead ignorance. Not cooking this time....or eating with family.

    1. us, kids, grandkids and fortunately, we're all on the same page.

  5. I'll be with two friends who also are minus any family. Every year we look at each other and say, "Well, we're still here!" It's something to be grateful for, and at this point, I'd rather focus on the good. Happy Thanksgiving -- and enjoy this beautiful weather.

  6. I hope you can make time to enjoy the holiday tomorrow. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving.


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