Today I cooked a turkey. No, I'm not doing it early for Thanksgiving and freezing it...I just decided to pull a fairly small one out of the freezer and have it for Sunday dinner. No big fancy meal, just new potatoes and carrots with it. And oh my, it was delightful. I think that I miss most of the goodness of turkey on Thanksgiving, because although it's sort of obligatory and is certainly the visual centerpiece of that meal (for those of carnivores), it gets overshadowed by all the elaborate trimmings and desserts. This time, I was able to savor it for its own sake...and look forward to a sandwich tomorrow.
Our south Texas weather can't seem to make up its mind. Today we're up in the mid-80's again, after a fall teaser that was gone all too soon. Okay, well I'll have patience until we go off daylight savings time next week. After that, I'm going to get really grumpy.
Is it just me, or is there a marked decrease in the amount of Halloween yard displays this year?
Saturday afternoon/evening, our church will celebrate one of the highlights of our church year: Reformation Day. This year, in honor of the 500th birthday of John Calvin (yeah, he's as old as I feel sometimes), we will focus on Geneva and the Swiss arm of the Reformation. And, because John Calvin was originally from France, we'll take the liberty to enjoy French food. You know, because Swiss cheese and Swiss chard make for a rather limited meal :-)
I'm in a dry spell as far as reading goes. I've been working on the same little stack of books for months now and don't know that I'll finish too many more this year. No excuses, just a lack of fire, I guess.
I guess you saw the story about the guy who broke the world record for the number of (live, 2.5 inch) Madagascar hissing cockroaches he could hold IN HIS MOUTH for ten seconds?
I'm more than halfway done with Christmas shopping. This sweet deal makes me wish I still had a little girl. Shelley would like it, but she's much too tall.
CJ made homemade bagels yesterday and we eagerly gobbled them up for breakfast. An incomparable Sunday morning treat!
Yesterday I gave my gift wrap cart a thorough cleaning out. There was stuff in there that's been hiding since The Papa first put it together for me several years ago, and it was sorely lacking in most things useful. So I ordered a whole bunch of new wrapping paper (non-Christmas) and ribbon and bows and restocked for the fall birthday season.
See you back here next week. An hour later, of course. If you don't move your clock back and you show up here early, you'll have to hang around :-)