Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

It’s Over

November 27, 2009

I don’t think I’ll do this anymore.  I did it mainly because my son was coming.  It was nice having him.  Before I retired, I usually worked on the day after Thanksgiving.  It was a great day to work.  I got a lot done since there was so few people there and no one to bother me.  When Winston was little, we would go to the Smithsonian.  If the weather was nice, we would got tot he zoo.  If not, we did a museum.  We also went to the movies a couple of times.  I miss that.

I Had to Go to Food Lion

November 21, 2009

Doug talked me into it.  They have the carpet stuff that he likes to use.  I was hoping for butter pecan syrup, but it seems they don’t carry it anymore.  Bummer.  We bought a bunch of stuff that I know I wouldn’t have bought otherwise.  I also got a ham and a turkey.  Now I’ll have to cook them.  I like to make yeast rolls and apple pies, but all that smelly meat is too much.  I’m not a vegetarian.  I’m just not a big meat-eater—- or cooker.  My son is off on Thanksgiving and Friday so he’s coming down and I’ll have another person to eat it.  I am feeling better the last few days so I think I’ll be better this year.  I think going to the cemetery early this year was the right thing to do.

Cemetery

November 25, 2008

Every year at Thanksgiving, I have to go to the cemetery.  I have to.  It calls me.  I tried waiting until afterwards a few times.  It didn’t work.  I had to go.  I don’t get anything  accomplished until I go.  And I don’t have any Christmas spirit either.  The cemetery comes first.  That’s all there is to it.  I got out my decorations and my T-pins, but I didn’t leave until 10:30.  Doug wanted to get the oil changed first.  So I got out the refrigerator roll dough I made last night and made up a few rolls.  While they were rising, I got dressed.  When Doug got back he took Gus for a short walk and I baked the rolls.  I also called Linda to come over and have some.  I got out the butter and jam.  They were wonderful.  They are so good right out of the oven.  It takes about two hours to get to the cemetery so I was glad to have Doug come along.  He decorated Nannie and Pop while I did Louie.  Christmas decorations are much better than flowers especially in Winter.  They look so festive.  I chat. I cry. I show off my sweater.  I wish Daddy were here too.  I feel better.  I can go on.

Refrigerator Rolls

November 20, 2007

I made the mistake of making scones for breakfast this morning. They took too long. I had other things to do. But, they were really good.

Now, it’s after 4PM and all I have done is get the mashed potatoes out for the rolls. I am really dragging around. I didn’t go to the market until 3 PM. I needed really stupid stuff. The worse being nutmeg. I know I have nutmeg around here somewhere, but neither of us could find it. The good spaces were all gone in the parking lot and I wasted a lot of time waiting for LOLs to get by. Daddy always told me to have patience, but there are times. As soon as I finish this, I will go make up the rolls and put them in the refrigerator. Tomorrow morning, I will make 5 or 6 to try out.

It’s a good thing I will not be making everything for Thanksgiving. I don’t think I could handle it right now. The neighbors invited us and am bringing rolls and apple pies. I couldn’t find the right kind of apples around here, but fortunately, my daughter did. I picked them up when I went over there last week. I think those pies are the main reason my son is coming here for Thanksgiving.