Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Getting Ready to Give Thanks

The storms are leaving the region but not without leaving the havoc of flooding and power outages. Four inches of rain in 24 hours! A messy commute awaits travelers this afternoon and I'm glad to be home for Thanksgiving after too many years of being on the road!

Blowing, stinging, icy cold rain, and 25 mph winds. The Canna have been cut back behind the waterfall and the pond is dormant, except for some hungry Koi! I still need to work harder with this camera...ughhh!

Today was a workday for me in the kitchen. While cooking away, I felt the Holiday Spirit grab me so I powered the Bose and found a great Christmas music station. One of my projects today was to make Italian stuffing with the main ingredients being ground beef, chicken livers, romano cheese, oregano, eggs, and bread. Don't wince because if you like chicken livers, it's great! I'll stuff the turkey tomorrow. More on the menu: cheese ravioli with meatballs, pork and homemade "gravy" (sauce), tossed salad, broccoli, and cranberries. No doubt, tomorrow will be a Weight Watchers bust but I've been somewhat devoted this week and deserve a plate of delight. I'll set my napkin beside my plate when I'm satisfied and be able to walk, instead of waddle, to the kitchen. That pumpkin cheesecake will tease me and I wonder how long it will take before I choke down a large slice of it!

Chloe and Bella, finally tired of begging for liver droppings and licking the kitchen floor. They are relaxing to "Oh, Holy Night".

Tonight, on Thanksgiving Eve, I'm making a mental list of everything I'm thankful for. One of those is that Gina, Billy, and Mr. Biggins will be here tomorrow! It's a blessing to have her living close by vs. those six years of the eight-hour drive, one way. By the end of the day tomorrow, I plan to have my complete list of thanks.

Before I get back to the many things I need to do tonight, I want to wish everyone I know a Blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends surrounding you, making your heart swell with thanks and contentment.


LauraHinNJ said...

Sounds like a wonderful feast!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your family, Mary!

Susan Gets Native said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious-those dogs are a riot!!!
Tell the family happy holiday.