getting ready

Also known as I “took the day off from work” so I could stay home and work!

  • Last minute groceries
  • Clean one bathroom
  • Laundry
  • 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???).

glasses coldcranberry pecanpumpkin apple
squash breadcubes cloth coffee

Managed to get in a walk with dh and doggies at lunchtime…
quiveringdogs
Gracie is quivering for the ball. I took video of them running like wild fiends into the water there…

Not much flowering out there now, but still some attractive things to be seen. Granted, you have to be open to what is “attractive”…
Dicranumpolysetum goldenparchment003
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, vino, 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!

6 Responses so far

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    kmkat said,

    November 26, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Only 10 coming? I’ll be there about 2 pm. Don’t want any of that turkey or stuffing or wine or squash or pie to go to waste ;-)

    Have a great day!

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    Chris said,

    November 26, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

    Only 10? Heck, that’s about 20 less than will be at my brother’s inlaws tomorrow. I wonder if I could catch a ride with kmkat…

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    Molly Bee said,

    November 27, 2008 @ 9:46 pm

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Onlyh a 20# turkey! I swear, I felt like I ate that all on my own after lunch today! :-)

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    Gramily said,

    November 28, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

    Your list is so ambitious, Lisa! I wonder how much of it you got done. Sometimes I add something to my list AFTER I have done it, just so I can check it off with a sense of satisfaction and a longer list.

    I hope there was a good bit of hilarity (you ARE a St. HILAIRE) in your Thanksgiving day. But then, that is partly what Gracie and Zu Zu are for.

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    colleen said,

    December 1, 2008 @ 7:45 am

    I’m guessing you needed a 5-day weekend to do (and recover from) all that. As one of those Canadians, I took a turkey, drove up to New Brunswick, and had an early Christmas instead of Thanksgiving. There were only 4 of us – and we didn’t wash windows! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

    Hey – hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Next year, we’ll have to see if we can have a “Knitters American Thanksgiving” for Colleen, and any Laplanders we might see (Have just learned a bit more about them – reindeer herding – cool!)

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