November 29, 2013
Good morning. Did everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day? Did you feast on all sorts of good foods? I hope so. We certainly did at my house. Instead of four, there were five of us sitting down to dinner together. One more of the dwarfs had his plans fall through so we welcomed him to dine with us. You know, this is certainly what Thanksgiving is all about anyway.
Deanne and Eddie stopped by with lots of goodies for our table. There were cookies, turkey rice krispy balls, candied yams, cranberry bread and a pan of macaroni and cheese. Of course, I put the mac n cheese right into my fridge. That will make a tasty supper for later. Here's a photo of the turkey rice krispy balls that granddaughter Jasmine made. The dwarfs gobbled these up rather quickly.
Our day started out on a nice lazy note. No rush to get dressed or go anywhere. We brought out all the food that would need to be cooked or prepared, and Helen (dwarf) began preparing the turkey. Meanwhile, Joe was making the olive and cream cheese stuffing for the celery sticks. Once the turkey was in the oven, Joe helped Helen with peeling and cutting the potatoes. I did most of the heavy onlooking. lol.
By 1:30, we were all gathered round the table, ready to dig in to this fabulous Thanksgiving feast. We said our blessings quietly to ourselves and dug in. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Everything was just so scrumptious! And yes, even Pogo had a plate filled with turkey and veggies and gravy.
After dinner was done, Joe dug out the "big pot" and Helen used the remainder of the turkey to make a huge pot of soup. While the soup was cooking, everyone sat around munching on pies and cookies and all sorts of goodies while they watched some football on the TV. Pogo and I snuck off to have us a little nap.
Last night, Deanne sent me a Thanksgiving photo that was taken several years ago, and I just couldn't help but modernize it a bit. It was a photo of Kevin and Jasmine serving up a Thanksgiving dinner with a toy dinner set. Gosh, but they have grown into such beautiful young adults. Is it any wonder that I burst with pride all the time?
Today is also Photoshop Friday, and I must confess that I forgot to send Queen Jester my version of her sunflower image. I just sent it now, so I hope I'm not too late to play. This week, she gave us an image of part of a sunflower to work with. This one was not so easy.
After spending a couple of hours playing with different textures, blending modes and a few other small elements, I finally came up with "A Floral Fantasy". Here's the original image, followed by my creation.
I also want to ask if any of you has seen the new Sears ad that has been playing on TV the last couple of days. It is one of the funniest ads I've seen in such a long time. It shows a man holding a large paper bag, running through the woods chasing a turkey and saying "Get in the bad. Get in the bag. Get in the bad." Then the man runs smack into a tree.
Gosh almighty, this one really tickles my funny bones. I just love it. Maybe because the humor in it is so real. I can actually picture some folks doing this very thing. ha ha ha ha!
Now I'm off to find some mischief to get into. Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.