Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Delightful Thanksgiving Holiday and an Almost Finished Object

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It's my February Lady Sweater....pinned out and blocking. I was able to finish her during the few days off after Thanksgiving. I think it turned out well..and this photo is much more true to color (Calypso Green) than the previous pics. Modeled shots will come later this week for sure!

Despite having to cover L&D Wednesday day and overnight Thursday night...and the multitudes of babies accompanying the holiday, I was able to have a lovely day Thursday with the family. Much of the prep work, and the homemade cranberry sauce was completed on Monday and Tuesday. Thursday morning was devoted to putting the turkey in the oven, along with the stuffing in a side dish pan (we do NOT like our stuffing in our turkey...we like our stuffing crunchy on top! and full of wonderful things like sausage and cranberries and pecans and savory saute'd onions and celery and such)...



Had the best darn sweet potatoes (not yams) whipped up with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla and egg...smothered with a crispy crust of toasted chopped pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter....even the teen preferred them to the marshmallow covered variety...in fact, there are none left. None. Between the granny, the girl, and the man...they were devoured.




The spinach salad added just the perfect touch of green leafy things....

For dessert, pumpkin pie (with whipped cream of course) and a decadent apple/cranberry pie topped with walnut streusal...my personal favorite.

Life is good. I have much to be thankful for. And the girl GRADUATED from high school!



With a decent GPA and all. A semester early. She's working full time for now, and will likely work at a lodge this summer before leaving for college in the fall. Yes. Life IS good. Here's hoping you all enjoyed a wonderful day with friends and/or family members....



Until next time...KNIT ON!

4 comments:

junior_goddess said...

Oh, congrats, congrats congrats! I know that is an almost impossible feat in the North, where all the cool kids drop out and go work on the Slope.

Scrabblequeen said...

Love your family pic. Waiting (breathlessly) for the modeled FL shots. :-)

smariek said...

Congrats Zoe!

雪糕 said...

If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................