Friday, November 28, 2008
This year, my dad had the honors. My parents, though long divorced, are somehow on the same wavelength.
About 9:30 yesterday morning, I recieved a phone call that went something like this.
"Happy Thanksgiving, Dad"
"What does that mean?"
"The. Turkey. Is. Still. Frozen."
After my maniacal laughter ceased, he explained to me that apparently, the spare fridge in the garage which had housed the 22 pound bird for 4 days is set just a tad too cold. Yeah. So into the microwave it went. Six minutes at a time, then rotate. And all was fine, as the turkey wasn't nearly as frozen as he thought. So a half hour later, it went into the oven.
And was delicious.
But maybe I'd better handle the turkey next holiday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
- my home
- both of my parents are alive, mobile, and mentally sharp (sometimes a little too sharp)
- an interesting job (with benefits!)
- my friends
- a great church...filled with wonderful people
- Buddy and Rowdy (the kitties)
- the opportunity to go to school this coming year
- a (small) savings account
- my little putt-putt
So much more comes to mind. Perhaps we should all make these lists occasionally to remember those very tangible good things that God provides for us. It's too easy for me to remember, and to dwell on, all that I feel is lacking. Really, looking at this list, its clear that my needs and much more are all met. Wow...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
a) falling off the low-carb wagon
b) regretting having fallen off the low-carb wagon
c) going back for seconds
This is not multiple choice. I fully intend to do all three. So I guess that would be:
d) all of the above
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Next, we have some seagulls, the official bird of Mukilteo. Not really. I think seagulls are really quite lovely creatures, if only I didn't know them to be the bird that will literally eat everything put in front of it.
The way the light is so changeable here is really interesting. All these pictures were taken within about a half hour of each other (at which time my battery in the camera went dead).
A good day.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Jane Hayes is a 30-something single woman with a major problem. None of the men she dates can measure up to Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy. Oh, and this is the dark, handsome, brooding, but deep inside shy in public situations Mr. Darcy as portrayed by Colin Firth in the A and E version. Sigh.
Jane's elderly aunt leaves a bequest in her will, not cash, but a 3-week stay in Austenland, a vaction estate where the guests must dress and behave as though they are in Regency England. Sound fun, until you remember that the noble gentlemen, the gardeners and the rest of the staff are actors, and in real life are not what they seem. Does Jane find her Mr. Darcy? Does that man even exist?
This was a fun and quick read with quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. I knew I was hooked from the introduction, which reads:
PS Thanks, mom, for leaving me your P and P video. I will try to stop watching it at least once a week. Or not.