Taking a break from cooking – I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year (a challenge for me because I am not a natural hostess) and I’m cooking as much as possible ahead of time. I’ve made cranberry sauce, the stuffing casserole, have Grandma’s Corn Pudding in the oven, then will make two pumpkin pies. The theory is that will make tomorrow so much easier, and the pre-cooked dishes can be warmed in the oven while the turkey rests after baking. I decided a good way to spend the break was to share my world.
If you were having difficulty on an important test and could safely cheat by looking at someone else’s paper, would you do so? No. Because I have always known if ever I were to cheat I would be caught. And that would be worse than getting an answer wrong, even failing the test.
What things in nature do you find most beautiful? Nature. When she’s behaving. I love oceans and lakes, mountains and hills, trees and flowers, the green green grass of home, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, all of Nature’s little critters. The only thing in Nature I do not find beautiful is when she goes on a rampage and lights the grasses and forests in flame, or sends deluges of water, or really loses her temper and sends winds so strong manmade things cannot survive.
Complete this sentence: When I travel I love to…. See new things. Learn what I can about wherever I am. Taste new foods. Watch people. Dip my toes in the local culture.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. My son’s announcement that he would be here for Thanksgiving inspired me to host Thanksgiving dinner. Now it would be perfect if my Kat could be here too, but it’s only about three weeks before she will be. Now I am talking to myself about how people are coming here because they are friends and because we enjoy spending time together. If dinner is not perfect, if my house is not perfect, so be it. If they go home with white dog hair all over their clothing, well, it’s a condiment and I don’t charge for it.