Wednesday, November 25, 2020


 Instead of the big family doing that we are used to, it will be a small one with just the people in our 'bubble': William, his mother and Don. 

William did not have school today, so we cooked together. The cranberry relish is made, the sweet potato souffle, 3 pies, The turkey is stuffed. We've tried a new stuffing this year: an herbed bread stuffing with sausage, dried cranberries, apples, celery and onion. 

William is a dab hand at cracking eggs and browning sausage and making the crumb topping for the souffle. Tomorrow he'll help cut up the fruit for the fruit salad. He likes helping, but he was tired of the kitchen before it was all said and done. (So was I, for that matter.)

We'll get up early tomorrow, deliver some meals to shut ins. This year, everything is done by phone call, and then set the things on the porch and go. 

Then we'll come home baste the turkey. All that will be left to do is peel potatoes, heat the side dishes and make the gravy and fruit salad. The hard stuff is done. 

It will be a quieter Thanksgiving than we are used to.

It will be different  but the blessings we count will be the same. 

Not all Americans are so fortunate this year. 

We're thinking of them. 


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. You too Bob. Turkey dinner always goes better with a heaping helping of gratitude, and I know that you and Susan are rejoicing with each other.

  3. Thinking of all our North American friends.
    It will be quiet celebration here too, when Yuletide comes..but at least no complaints about who is or isn't being visited..none of them will be!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you Debby all the way from the UK! :)

  5. Wishing you and your family a very happy (healthy) Thanksgiving. x

  6. I guess we're all probably having a quieter Thanksgiving. Hope it's a good one for you. Enjoy!

  7. It all sounds very organised, good luck with everything and Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. We too had a quite Thanksgiving at home with just the five of us in my immediate family. My father, still on the run, opted to spend it by himself. It was definitely different but I must say, I really enjoyed being able to go straight from cleaning up the table after eating to sitting in my easy chair napping and trying to watch a movie versus sitting around trying to hold a conversation with people who are nodding off anyway. The one drawback is that we have a ton more leftovers than normal. First world problems.

  9. I use Feedly as my read and collector of posts, and I didn’t see this post until now. I presume you had your feast yesterday, and I hope you enjoyed it.


I'm glad you're here!

Going, going, gone

 We finished the ceiling today. We have probably 1/2 of the drywall on the walls. We were able to take my sister and brother-in-law's dr...