Just Life

Thanksgiving Weekending.

I’ve already shared much of Saturday and Sunday’s activities, so today, I have just three more stories. First up, the food.

Our “turkey sandwich Thanksgiving” was a huge hit. I decided we needed homemade sides so I did end up cooking more than I’d planned. Going along with the sandwich theme I made kale and brussels sprout slaw and in lieu of potato salad (Marc doesn’t eat them) found a delicious wild rice stuffing (gotta love the Pioneer Woman – that’s prosciutto frying upper right đŸ™‚ I also made blue cheese dip to accompany store-bought potato chips. We repeated the whole thing on Friday when we visited Katie. and then again on Saturday and Sunday and we have one more meal to go – pretty good mileage for a few hours of cooking. I even got to watch the parade!

The highlight of Friday’s visit with Katie’s family was putting up the tree in the boys’ playroom. We took over the tree and box of ornaments that Charlie and I put up last year.

In spite of Sam’s best efforts to eat the ornaments, Marc and Charlie did a fine job getting them up on the tree. I must say, our playroom seems quite bare this year, but I’m delighted the tree is going to see a whole lot of fun in its new home. (and I didn’t make a single “suggestion” this year about anything!)

And finally, one more from yesterday. My nephew (Lydia’s son Andrew) starts a new job in Washington DC on December 4. We had a send-off lunch for him at a local pub and even managed a photo.

(great food, plenty of beer … and of course the best company!) 

Today felt oddly quiet around here. I did do a little bit of decorating; for the first time in a few years, I think I’m going to be ready when December 1 comes!  Hope your week is off to a promising start as well.