Many years ago.... One of the
first Thanksgiving's my hubby and I spent together did not exactly go according
to plan. We lived near a lake. And we loved to walk around it. This would take
some time, though. So we'd make a day of it. On this particular Thanksgiving
Day... the sky was clear, and the weather was exceptional for a walk. Anxious
to get started... we hurriedly made the oyster stuffing, cranberry relish and
dressed the bird.Once we put the turkey
in the oven, we headed out, anxiously anticipating a delicious mouthwatering
meal when we returned 3 hours later. As usual we enjoyed traipsing through the
landscape for our walk. The first clue something was not quite right on the
home front came when we opened the front door, on our return. The succulent
fragrance of oven roasted turkey did not hit our nostrils. Instead we smelled
nothing. Nothing at all. We rushed to the oven door, flipped it open to see
what was wrong, only to discover we never turned the oven on. Talk about
disappointment. We were famished and had nothing to eat. It was almost 6
o'clock. And being a tad bit naive about bacteria and such things... we simply
shut the oven door and flipped on the switch. Dinner was served after 9 pm,
that night. And we didn't get food poisoning. But we learned a valuable Thanksgiving
lesson. Be willing to laugh at your mistakes. And ALWAYS check the on/off
button on your stove when cooking a big meal. I wish each and every one of you
a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Do you have any Turkey Day tales????
Last night we had our first
measurable snowfall here. It is that time of year... when one of my beloved
flowers, is starting to be seen everywhere around us. "The poinsettia is
native to Mexico.
There are over 100 cultivated varieties of it. On the downside... BEWARE if you
have pets, unfortunately these plants can be poisonous to them. You can always
use artificial ones, instead.Legend has
it... that a little girl, who was too poor... to give a gift for Jesus' birthday... was
inspired by an angel, to gather weeds from the side of the road... and place them in front of
the church's altar. Glorious crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and
became beautiful poinsettias." These gorgeous plants come in many
different colors. My favorite color is red. What is yours???
Christmas candies, at full
price... were out on all the store shelves on Halloween night. These retailers
have this selling thing down to a science, don't they? They didn't give us
consumers a chance to buy any leftover Halloween candy at a half off. Imagine
I wear glasses. Can't
function without them. But... when the sun's rays get too bright... I squint
and shield my eyes with my hand. It makes driving difficult, to be sure. So... after years
of doing this, I finally wised up, made the investment and ordered a pair of
prescription sunglasses. I got the brown tinted ones because they showed the
world around me in amore natural light.
I love them. At last I can see, inside and out.
steak is good for the belly, every now and then.We try to have one several times a month. Sometimes
we make them at home. But usually we get them out at our favorite restaurant. Some
people like theirs cooked rare, medium rare,medium or well done. How do you like yours? I want mine to go,
In years past... I have donned elaborate Halloween
costumes and decorated the house from head to toe, inside and out. This year is
more low key than usual. In part because... last year I missed Christmas. I was
in the hospital. So... early as it is, I have that holiday more on my mind than
ghosts or goblins. But... with that being said, Halloween is still my favorite
holiday. So I have an animated Frankenstein, Pumpkin Head and Zombie visiting
to help me celebrate. Not to mention a few skeletons to rattle my cage. The
only thing missing is what I should wear??? So... I decided to do something
simple this year. I'm just going to wear a mask. But there are so many to chose
from... I had a difficult choice. Here are some of the selections I toyed with.
And... the one I ultimately chose to buy, is at the very end.
And my personal favorite. This is who I'm going to be....