Monday, 8 October 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Special celebration change over the years, but this one was a good one. JB went to the market and bought me a table centre. It's a real pumpkin, with oasis inside, and cut flowers.

My white pumpkin #2 was the turkey.

We sort of added a few Hallowe'en things, as well! Josee is a witch for Hallowe'en, Izzy a Zombie!
We had a Facetime for a preview last weekend.

My pumpkin painting didn't work out so well. The 'How To' video looked easy peasy. Oh well. Daisy cheered me on.

I saw this strategy for mod podging a white pumpkin. It was beautiful! I went down to our local store and picked one up. As I stood there, thinking about it, a woman came out of the store.      "Oh, but it's white," she said. She had much disdain in her voice.

     "Yes, it is, isn't it lovely?"
     "But what colour is it inside? Is it orange?" Totally confrontational. She wouldn't lay off, either. I didn't know, nor did I care.
      "What colour is it inside?" She kept at me.
     I said, "Just don't." She spoke again. I kept on looking for another pumpkin, I wanted a blue one!
She was loading her car, and kept questioning me.   "Just don't." I repeated, not inclined to be engaged in an argument.
It took me a couple of hours to calm down.

Here we are. The rose petals faded. The petunias totally faded. I don't have a lot of flowers left. It wasn't a total success.
I had another bit of a stress trigger, so I thought I'd just paint them. I think I made it worse. sigh.

The kids arrived after lunch on Saturday. I basted the turkey and broke the baster. Again. I cooked the turkey upside down. I wish my parents had taught me all this. Instead, Dad would swear at the turkey, while he stuffed and trussed it. The turkey was fine, though. JL carved for me. We had broccoli, roasted potatoes, and Caitlin's stuffing. Yum!

Izzy and her Lego Chica–Isis.

While the girls played, we worked on the bird feeder, and put the summer chairs in the shed. It's so good to have help! JB took photos!

We had a wonderful visit. Lots of fun and lots of laughter. After breakfast, Sunday, we took a walk in the wildlife park, and then the kids went home. All that for a subsequent post! I gave Josee the camera for the first half of our walk, Izzy for the 2nd half. There are quite a few photos!

A walk was a lovely family event. Quite a few people were there.

I saw this on a show. It's simple in middle age, isn't it? pppfffttt


coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Was that woman quite all right? That would have bugged the hell out of me! I learned about cooking a turkey breast side down a few years ago and it did make a nice difference! -Jenn

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Your center piece is lovely. Painting/devoupaging pumpkins is a learning experience. Looks like a great family time.

Karen said...

All of your pumpkin decor is quite nice. I like the white ones you painted too. Our neighbourhood market garden had white ones as well. They used to have blue and green ones other years. They also sell gourds that turn hard and hollow inside for bird feeders, which I might buy one yet. We just have the Adirondack chair to put away and that's it for closing things up around here. Still have a whack of wood to get in though...

Yamini MacLean said...

Harry Om
blessings of Thanksgiving to you both... am back in the Hutch as of today - minus cast but heavily splint-strapped and immobilised. YAM xx

Denise inVA said...

A fun post to see all your decorations and lovely to see the grands enjoying themselves. JB picked a perfect centerpiece.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Nancy J said...

Haha, healthy aging? I cannot eliminate at least one of those right now. How could that lady be so persistent !!! White is fine, and what a great idea for decorating them. Lovely to have you family for a meal,, and help do the hard outdoor jobs. XXX

Red said...

There's the odd person who is obsessed about their issue . they don't take no for an answer. You have some good Thanksgiving traditions.

Anvilcloud said...

That's kind of a funny incident ... to read about anyway.

William Kendall said...

For the most part, it sounds like you had a good Thanksgiving.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm glad you had a good Holiday. Every year I think I will remember to wish all my Canada blogging friends Happy Thanksgiving and every year I forget.