Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving -

Pumpkin went in the freezer this past week - some to share with the church ladies who are making pumpkin pies for the Blaine Thanksgiving food baskets and some to share with co-workers and a bunch to keep. When the Libby pumpkin disappears from the stores because of their crop failure, I'll still be able to make pumpkin pie for my sweetie.

Actually The Shepherd did all the baking of the pumpkins this year because his work has been pretty slow. Actually, today was his last day of work until ??? - hopefully February. He has worked for the same company for twenty years this week, so it's pretty bitter/sweet. He will be able to collect unemployment benefits and because he is technically on "Stand-by" he won't have to go through the "Job Search" hassle.


We had almost hurricane force winds over the past weeks. It sounded like a freight train was going right through our yard! There are very few leaves left on the trees and The Shepherd will spend tomorrow morning putting his bonsai collection to bed in the greenhouse (if it's not pouring down rain)




Meanwhile, Sinda continues to rule as Queen. She spends her days snuggled on a little nest I have built for her up where she can see out the window and nights sleeping right in the middle of our bed, under the covers, if you please.

I'll get up tomorrow and bake pumpkin pies to take to our friend Nancy's for Thanksgiving dinner. Friday I have to work so there won't be any traipsing around in stores spending the money that I don't have - and Saturday I get to stay home - maybe I'll even do some cleaning. I'm sure The Shepherd would appreciate that!

Saturday I'm cooking our own turkey dinner (that way WE get som leftovers!) and we will watch "The Apple Cup" - the big game between UW & WSU - We'll root for both teams this year - a local kid is the quarterback for UW and my sister's husband and boys are all WSU alumni. So, may "the best team" win!

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

6 comments:

Donna said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving and weekend- have a happy one!

Kathy said...

I'm doing a turkey breast on Sunday for us. I got a cold for T-Day - a real doozer of one.
Sorry to hear John was laid off. I know it was a possibility, but it's hard nonetheless. Is there anything we can do to help?
And where was the Shepherd when I was roasting my pie pumpkins???? ;)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Tina...I trust autumn has found you well preparing for winter. The Shepherds bonzai trees ate stunning in their fall colors...oh and a purple cauliflower and those yellow buttery hollyhock! So much to see at your little haven...
But I found that we have a few things in common from reading up on missed posts....I also had a 1978 Mercury Zhepher (sp?)my first brand new car...I LOVE IT! White with a red roof and interior. I also wanted to be a geologist!! I found your post dreadfully interesting and hung on each word. We simply must get up there and see Dry Falls!! Washington is so rich in many natural features.
I must say that you had a wonderful report to give on your weekend away with your fiber ladies...such a fine time of fellow...no...ladyship had by all. I was wondering if your church has another fund raiser and you make another pair of wrist warmers...could I get first dibs on them? It is not too cold here yet but it is coming I am sure. The pattern you made was very Victorian with that pretty cuff...
Well I pray all is well with you and your beloved and that the Lord continues to bless you richly...
hugs from the cozy cottage!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Ummmm, turkey. We love turkey. We can smell it cooking from here.

Sharon said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tina. Next year will be different here, but this one was true to tradition - family.

Leigh said...

It that a ginkgo leaf? I have a spot all picked out to plant a ginkgo tree, hopefully soon.