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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Shopping.......done!  Fruitcake made!  Husband smoking the turkey in the smoker(starting in the morning).... check.  Cleaning....almost done.      I may actually live threw this one without bursting into tears. 

  I'm an overachiever..I try WAY to hard to do everything myself.  This year Bill is retired ,so, I must delegate. I did make the fruitcakes(4, 1 for Thanksgiving and 1 for people to take home) but Bill helped with the heavy stuff, mixing and holding the bowl while pouring.  I BOUGHT the pies. That was really hard.  I'm still feeling guilty about that.  And, Bill is helping me do the yearly cleaning.  I bet he didn't even know I cleaned all the light covers every But, this is the most kitchen cleaning I do every YEAR.  Its gotta last till after the Christmas buffet.  Now there is where I got smart.  The Christmas buffet consists of Wiener wraps (cresent rolls with cheese and half a hot dog), pizza rolls, chips and a cookie plate (bought, usually).  Last year I made a mock plum pudding and Marshall and I ate most of it. So, not doing that this year. Just keep it simple.  No big Christmas dinner.......just heat stuff up. Mostly, by that time we're done with all the presents and crazyness, all I want is a nap, anyway!

Bill, every year, teases me that we should just have Turkey tacos and call it good.  One day.....maybe.  At least I don't hand make all the crackers, cookies and pies.  Yes, you can make crackers from scratch!  Cheese straws were my favorite.

Anne McCaffrey 1926-2011

Anne McCaffrey......most favorite of my favorites........
I know, I'm not surprised.  She was only 5 years younger then my mom whos been gone for over 20 years.  It was just about a week ago I wondered if she was still alive.  Sometimes, I'm surprised that I'm  still plugged into the Cosmos .  I thought I'd lost that connection.  But, I'm gonna cry.  She was/is my favorite author.  I own every book she ever published..even the romances and recipe book. I was extremely lucky to have had a short email relationship with the 'Dragonlady'.. Ya I'm gonna cry!
I was so shocked when I first heard.  Its going to take me awhile to process this.....Love you Anne.  I'm going to have to re-read all her books.  ONE more time.  What a loss.

Sunday, November 06, 2011