Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great day, everyone!  I'm just about to set forth on my third and final Thanksgiving cooking day.

Early Thanksgiving Preparations

I spent the morning on the computer.  We just had sandwiches for lunch, so there weren't many dishes.  It occurred to me that I could go ahead and make the cranberry relish, since it needs to chill thoroughly and tastes better after it sets a while...

My Brain is Odd ... Surprise, Surprise!

I've been looking for someone whose brain "sees" things the same way I do.  Hubby's is completely different, though I'm sure there must be someone out there who "sees" at least one of the things that I "see."   What do you see in your mind's eye...

Scribbles #118, A Letter to my Younger Self

(Since my older self doesn't have all that much time left to straighten out, I thought going the other way was better.)   Written 11/20/2014 - to be delivered 4/17/1962.     Dear Jeannie,   Get a grip, girl!  You don't need to get...

To Michigan & Back in the Snow!

We made it to the viewing for Uncle Bill.  It started to snow just as we were leaving home, of course - but there were only a couple of places where the road was a little slick.  It was a 90 minute drive through little chunks of three states -...

Hubby's Uncle Bill

Hubby's Uncle Bill passed away Wednesday.  He had heart surgery several weeks ago and had been staying in a nursing home having physical therapy.  He was 81.  He insisted on leaving the nursing home and going to his own place, but none of the kids...

Scribbles #117

"I met the greatest guy today, and I thought of you right away," Carol said to Missy.  The two women were "bus buddies" who rode the commuter bus from downtown Houston to Clear Lake City together every day.  Other than that, they didn't socialize. ...

Another book, maybe ...

  https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1158614   This is a link to a new book I might publish in the near future.  It's a collection of some of the stories I've written here at thoughts.com.  Even though most of you have read all the stories,...

Taking Dad for Blood Tests - got complicated!

We took Dad in for his blood tests.  He got right into the lab and was done in just a few minutes.  Then we swung by the recycle center and got rid of our cans & bottles, etc., and the rental place to return our movies.  We got to Dad's trailer...

Scribbles & Bits 116

Dave hated museums.  He just hated them.  It didn't matter what kind of museum it was - art, history, etc., he wouldn't go.  But today, he would go.  His girlfriend, Heather, loved the art museum.  He loved Heather.  Ergo - he was trapped.  He was to...

Take Dad to the Lab Day

It's Take Dad to the Lab Day.  He has to have blood work.  Hubby has been calling him every morning for the past week to remind him not to eat breakfast.  We'll get him a couple of those croissant sandwiches at Burger King.  They're his favorite.  He...

Mom's in the Laundry Room, a long story

Aunleek had been chosen at the last moment for this particular mission.  He was extremely nervous as it was only his second.  He waited in the dark room, having burrowed deep into the basket.  All he had to do was wait until she bent over far enough. ...

Off to Run Errands!

So, first it's to the bank with us to cash in a savings bond.  We bought literally hundreds of them when we were working and they're now coming due in droves.  It's nice to have them for spending money.  After that, we'll go downtown and pay the...

Yummy!

As soon as Hubby drags himself out of bed, I'm going to start making scalloped potatoes with ham.  Doesn't that sound good for a cold day like today?  I thought so, too!   Okay, here's how I make it.  First, I make two cups of white sauce with...