Sunday, 13 October 2019


It's been fun. I decorated the white pumpkin with turkey and barred owl feathers I'd collected.

The kids came over. It was raining and we did an afternoon PPV movie. Spider Man: Far From Home.

Caitlin noticed that this was the St. Pancras Clock building. They stayed here two nights when they were in England last year. It's an airBNB.

It was a great afternoon indoors! Everyone liked my terrarium. There was beer!

Hooper preferred outdoors.

I managed another huge turkey. I don't know what I was thinking, except that we were on our way into the city for JB's medical appointment, I wasn't sure how big I should get it, I wanted leftovers, and that was that.

It was a 20-lb. turkey. I had to clear the fridge to get it in.

Caitlin did stuffing, brought two pies and ice cream (apple and pumpkin), I did broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes. JL and Jos made gravy. Izzy and Mama made cranberry sauce.

Grampa Joe has come up with a new 'Close Eyes' ritual. This all arose when he bought himself a Shoeless Joe shirt. Shoeless Joe Jackson was a baseball player in the early 1900s. His shoes gave him blisters, and he took them off during the game. The name stuck.
Jackson, who played left field for most of his career, currently has the third-highest career batting average in major league history.[1] In 1911, Jackson hit for a .408 average. It is still the sixth-highest single-season total since 1901, which marked the beginning of the modern era for the sport. His average that year also set the record for batting average in a single season by a rookie.[2] Babe Ruth said that he modeled his hitting technique after Jackson's.[3]
You'll notice how tall Josee is getting! She's in gr. 7 now. Izzy is gr. 4.

The caps are a hoot! Great for trick-or-treating in the dark. 


Happily, The Candidate took time off for Thanksgiving!


eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, the turkey looks delicious. Happy Thanksgiving!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
My word, those roast sweet pots look yum!!! glad you all had a great time together... I have got that film on my list to see. YAM xx

Nancy J said...

Flashing eyes, quite spooky.Well done with the yummy dinner, 20 lb is massive.

Christine said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Jenn!

Anvilcloud said...

That is quite a turkey. I may post about our odd one at some point.

William Kendall said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you ~ can see that you had a great family time ~ Turkey dinner is one of my favorite meals ~ Great videos too and what a lovely family you have ~

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Anni said...

Everything looks so festive & fun. I loved your decorated turkey...and LOVE your kitty Hooper.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving...sounds like a fabulous feast and love how everybody pitched in. That was a big turkey....we used to cook like that at our Thanksgiving ...once I had 20 people around the table! Couldn’t begin to think about that any more!

E. said...

wow, looks yummy good. what a fun family time. i feel i have seen a bug that is similar to that one. we have lots of what they call "stink bugs" they started showing up gosh maybe 2 or so years ago ... and when u smash them they really do stink. but i would must rather smash they 'cause they are such a pain. they refuse to let u capture them and let them go outside... so it is a smashing situation??! oh well ... have a great week. ( ;

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving … looks and sounds a fabulous meal.

All the best Jan

Kay said...

This is so much fun! Your Thanksgiving is just like ours. I love your white pumpkin turkey. Isn't it wonderful to have all those left overs?