Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Okay, are you like me? Are you talking to yourself and saying, "I've made way too much food for Thanksgiving." Yikes....what was I thinking. I'm feeding 4 adults and 2 children ages 12 and 9. Here's my menu...let me know if you think I've gone a little crazy...a 9 pound roasted turkey breast, oyster dressing, cranberry and cherry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, yams, ambrosia, green salad, green bean casserole with French fried onion rings, and carmelized onions, oh my. Rolls and butter. Then I made a small cheesecake, a big spice cake and oh, I forgot about the huge apple pie that I put in the freezer for Thanksgiving. Got to have vanilla ice cream with the pie, right?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jessie and Jacob came for a visit!

Jessie and Jacob were at our house for two days...and it was fun-filled. Jessie learned to sew on my Janome sewing machine. This is her first sewing project and I couldn't be more proud of her. She cut the squares, selected the ones she thought looked good together and then sewed them on the sewing machine. The best part about my Janome is you can regulate the speed. I had it on the slowest, which was a very good place for a beginner. Jessie is 9 and was in total control of this project.
Jacob, our grandson, is 12 and he was delighted with himself as he learned to play the piano with two hands. It isn't easy but he did a wonderful job. I can't wait for him to return so he can bang out this duet with his sister, Jessie. It was a blast.

The only bad thing that happened -- a large shopping bag of halloween candy was on the floor and our dog Boomer had himself several lollipops, two bags of malted milk balls, a Hershey bar and more! And yes, he threw the "paper" and the "chocolate" up two days later. Lovely!

And then today, Boomer had himself a salami on rye with potato chips, when we weren't looking! He has been a very bad boy! But we still love him.