Archive for November, 2012

The Rest of November

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Thanksgiving was early this year, and I just can’t make myself get into the Christmas spirit before next Saturday.  The tree has already been purchased (and is keeping cool on the back porch), so it can go up this next weekend.  I am working on Christmas cards – something which I was too sick to […]

Flashback Friday

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

As we were leaving Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa’s house yesterday evening, Tad turned to me and said, “Mama, is it time for Christmas now?” I don’t know whether to be proud that he’s finally figuring out the flow of time and seasons, or horrified that he’s been so indoctrinated to think that once the turkey is […]


Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Despite Tad coming down with a fever Tuesday evening, and staying home from school yesterday, I’m confident that he’ll be recovered enough to attend Thanksgiving dinner at Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa’s house today. I am VERY thankful for these three monkeys. And for the one flexing his growing limbs and developing muscles inside me. We all […]

Cook in Training

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

She’s learned to peel potatoes for me, and yesterday she helped me make the Pear Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving dinner. Ane asked me, “Did Grandma teach you how to cook?” “Yes,” I said. “Did she teach you how to use a knife without cutting off your fingers?  And will you teach me?” “Yes, I will. […]