Also known as I “took the day off from work” so I could stay home and work!
- Last minute groceries
- Clean one bathroom
- Get sticky spot out of oven
- Wash windows
- Notice French door and wash those window panes
- Find enough glasses-barn loft to the rescue
- Wash glasses
- Find the coffee pot buried in the barn loft
- Wash the coffee pot
- Wash serving stuff
- Bake squash (which goes in the oven again tomorrow, and gets called “twice baked squash”, fancy, eh?)
- Make pie crust
- Make 3 pies-apple, pumpkin, pecan
- Make cold cranberry stuffing
And that’s not counting things from the previous days… get a table cloth big enough for the table when the leaves are in (it’s red-I figure it’ll do at least double duty, besides red is a good color), cut up and dry bread, get wine, order coffee (I was out! It came today! Do you think 10 pounds is enough???).
Not much flowering out there now, but still some attractive things to be seen. Granted, you have to be open to what is “attractive”…
One of the “broom-mosses”, I think Dicranum polysetum, and parchment fungus.
I was planning for up to 15 people, but there will only be 10 of us tomorrow. So I have this monstrous bird-20 pounds! It means up early… I was thinking of high heat roasting, but I want to stuff it. So, it’ll be something like Martha does… (but no white wine, it’ll send one of my guests-a friend-into anaphylaxis). Guess I’d also restrain from white if the guest in question was family….
My dad coming makes me want to do things like wash the windows, and more, but I refrained from saddlesoaping the leather chair… I only got to sit down (and drink some of that yummy coffee) about 5 pm. Tomorrow? I’ll probably dip into this by noon, , after all I put some of it on the bird… wet the bird, wet the cook…
Have a great Thanksgiving… or for you Canadians, enjoy the weekend!