I was all excited to host Thanksgiving this year. Ed's brother, his wife, and baby were all set to arrive late Wednesday night when we learned Wednesday morning that Kremena, his wife, was sick. Good thing I hadn't completely cleaned my house yet! So Ed and I threw the turkey in the car and headed to Wisconsin to have a last-minute Thanksgiving with my parents, who were going to have been alone. We just beat the snow. How nice to wake up to a blanket of white on Thanksgiving morning.
My dad made his famous stuffing; I did the Brandied Sweet Potatoes (yes, you heard that right: Wisconsinites like brandy in everyithing!), the cranberry orange relish and two pumpkin pies, and my mom made the turkey and gravy. We cheated with instant mashed potatoes and skipped the green veggie. It was simple, but nice.
Right after dinner my dad left to go hunting up north, and my mom and I curled up on the sofa with our knitting and watched movies. (Ed was there too, but he wasn't knitting.) First was Akeelah and the Bee (very good), then The Greatest Show on Earth on TMC (1952), which was appropriate because I'm reading Water for Elephants (also about the circus).
I'm knitting Christmas gifts so won't be able to show all of them, but I have some other FOs to share this weekend, and many in progress. I'm also cranking out purses and some felt ornaments for our parish craft fair. More details about that to follow.