Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I was so happy with the little pine tree that I decorated in the yard a few days ago that I decided to do another one. This one is a little larger. You can see the little tree in the back, to the right. I know it just looks like a blob of light, but that is the little tree. The new tree is well over 5 feet tall and while I am not sure what kind of tree it is, it is very lacy leafed and does not appear to be losing any leaves with the cold weather.
Later, in the dark he said.......................that's very pretty. And wow, he did not say anything about Thanksgiving.
KD called on her way to have Thanksgiving with friends in Boulder. Ian called to say he was going up to the Pass to snowboard. They seem happy on Thanksgiving Day and able to take care of themselves just fine.
Senor and I will be going to have dinner with friends later today. KD said...........oh, how nice, mom, a new tradition for you.................
Now, this will be the first year of many that I have not cooked a turkey, but next year might just be a little different story, because, look what I have!
Can you believe this? A couple we know brought it over to our casa several days ago. She said................i don't need this thing right now....................do you?
He said...................well, if you break it, don't give it back.
Really, can you believe this?
I am estactic. I don't know, is that how you even spell that word? I don't care, it really doesn't even describe how I feel. I tell you I am doing cartwheels and flips over here.
I just reheated my coffee in the microwave!!
I offered to cook my friends' turkey for them. Of course, they said..........no.
That is good though, because I have never used a convection oven and although I have the manual, I have been researching that type of cooking all morning.
My little 9x9 toaster has been good even though the temperature in it will not go over 300. I just found this out when I tried to bake some lemon bars for an event. They would not bake, even after an hour. I finally put a thermometer inside and discovered the problem.
But, now I have a real oven to bake in and Senor can buy some bagged popcorn.
This is good stuff.
This is the best toy I have ever had in my life!
So, for all of you folks who are waiting for your succulent turkeys to come out of your own oven, do something for me. When you sit down for dinner this afternoon, ask everyone to gather hands and give thanks to your oven. Be grateful that you have it, clean it carefully, take good care of it.
I know I will, and someday I will return it to our friends. I will not break it and it will probably be with great sadness that we part, but in the meantime, gotta go bake some cookies!
adios! linda lou