Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reading your blogs and thinking of my blog friends has finally brought me out of my self-induced stupor to post a few words.

I am so thankful for the supportive community of folks I have "met" here in Blogland - for your generosity, your concern, your creativity, your good wishes, and the general feeling of well-being I have knowing you are "out there" somewhere.

Have decided that I am a fair weather blogger.  Either that, or way too wrapped up in the garden.  I need a cold weather interest!  Keep hoping to magically become a better cook, so that i can share that with you, but so far that's not working, either  ...  maybe next year. 

With retirement suddenly just around the corner - June 1st - I find myself pushing everything off to "when I retire".  If i do everything then that I have pushed off, I will be really busy!

Today has been a quiet one here in Central Virginia.  Overcast, rainy, even sleet and then sunshine this afternoon.  
With only two of us for dinner, we have foregone the turkey - don't need to be eating bird for three weeks - in favor of a small standing pork rib roast - which is ready to go into the oven later.

The pie is baked, stuffing made, spinach washed, apple salad in the 'fridge, and rolls rising so I am in good shape for the dinner part.  Even have the wine chilling.
Sweet potato pie - not pumpkin.  One of those surprises when you get married.  Sweet potato was the "tradition" for both of our families.  At one time, Mitchell's oldest son made them for his family, so I always think good thoughts about him when i make it. 

Hope you are with the ones you love and doing whatever makes you happy today. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! As at your house, just two of us with pork instead of turkey. Pumpkin rather than sweet potato though :-).

  2. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you! We did the turkey and all of the fixings along with my favorite, cran-apple pie.It makes a great breakfast food!

    Regardless of how you celebrate, it's nice to have a down day where one can reflect on the good things in life.

    We've gone from a Northeaster on Wednesday, a beautiful day yesterday to today where the snowflakes are lightly drifting down covering everything with a dusting. I think winter is well on its way here.