Share Your World – November 20,2017

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.

Now, a few more 6″ tiles that have become trivets – part of my exercise in skies.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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14 Responses to Share Your World – November 20,2017

  1. Carol — “See. Learn. Taste. Watch. Dip.” Ya gotta love it. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    I’m so excited for you that your son will be home for Thanksgiving! That’s TOMORROW! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I know you feel overwhelmed, but you are also right…they are all coming because they want to spend time together and with you. It doesn’t matter one bit what turns out and what doesn’t and how much dog food is included with desert. Don’t overdo. Just do enough to make yourself comfortable. Enjoy tomorrow. Time together, as you know, is priceless.


  3. Mama Cormier says:

    I know how excited you must be to have your son home for Thanksgiving. My son and his wife are coming home for Christmas and I can hardly wait.

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  4. Those trivets are gorgeous!

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  5. lakeafton says:

    I liked the middle trivet best, but all are pretty. I think it’s the choice of color.
    I did cheat once by looking at another paper and both answers wrong. After that I figured my guess was as good as someone else’s.


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Carol, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Have fun, even if you are hosting the dinner. Your tiles are beautiful. 😀


  7. leendadll says:

    Happy thanksgiving!! Food and company and dog fur sounds awesome to me!! Esp stuffing (I really wanted stuffing but not enough to make it) and HOT food (with gravy?!?)… I’m prob going to have a cold turkey sandwich (real turkey meat, mayo, and cran/pineapple sauce on protein bread) and cat fur. Did you make straight cranberry sauce or cran orange? I was going to watch the dog show but my tv isn’t picking up NBC right now and I don’t want to move the antenna cause I lose everything else… so it’s currently repeats of Friends.

    My biggest blessing is that the LOUD neighbors left at noon so it’s very peaceful now with a steady warm (but not too hot) breeze and I have the whole house open.

    I’m glad your son is spending the holiday with you! And I 2nd your Share answers.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Carol – I’m not a natural hostess, either. When I told this to a friend, she said, “I come to see you, not your house, your decor, your place settings, or the quality of your turkey stuffing. I come to spend time with you. Relax.”
    I can’t say that I’ve relaxed all that much, but maybe a little.

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    Isn’t white dog hair the official gift for Thanksgiving? I could swear that Emily Post said this is so. Hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one.

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  10. Robin says:

    lol! I love your take on the dog hair being a condiment that you don’t charge for. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Carol. 🙂

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