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Thanksgiving Stuff

For me, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of winter. Actually, it's full throttle ahead already. Brrr.
The family is celebrating at my daughter's house this year, for a change. It's a first (since they just moved in April). Takes the pressure off me.
As a sidelight, the "Silverthorn Farm" did reasonably well this year, market wise. Looking back, it's amazing what they got accomplished: Remodeled farm house, 2 barns, 5 greenhouses, and 30 acres of vegetables. That's on top of raising 2 young'uns. And they're not done yet, not by a long shot. You talk about work ethic. Amazing.

So, I'm headed to the grocery store today to stock up on things I need for my share in the T-giving meal. I'm doing the scalloped corn (from my garden), Brussels sprouts, an apple pie, and hopefully, persimmon pudding. Persimmons don't seem to be falling or ripening yet.
My two sisters, daughter (of course), and ex-wife (the ubiquitous one!) will supply the rest of the food, including a free range turkey. It promises to be a real feast! My father will be there, of course (95 yrs old), but he won't bring anything. Only complaints and critical remarks. That's what old people do.

As for me, I'm good. No physical problems. Going to Florida for two weeks in Jan., and a Wilderness Volunteer trip to Utah in April. So I have something to look forward to in the distant future. But for now, it's Thanksgiving with eager anticipation!
Hope all is well with everybody here.

posted on Nov 25, 2013 6:47 AM ()


New Year good wishes to you and your family!
comment by marta on Jan 12, 2014 12:23 PM ()
Nice to hear from you! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful
comment by kristilyn3 on Dec 11, 2013 11:25 AM ()
It is always a good day when you check in with us. I hope the day went well. Isn't planning for a trip one of the best parts of the trip? For me, the trip starts when I begin the planning.
comment by boots586 on Dec 1, 2013 10:53 AM ()
Nice to hear "your voice"! Yes, anticipation has always been a drive in my life. It's usually more immediate, however, like looking forward to supper!
reply by solitaire on Dec 2, 2013 5:05 AM ()
Happy Thanksgiving..Enjoy the precious time with family.
Just back from Guatemala and a very great trip with time spending there to our second family.
We loved it there.But the altitude is very hard for me but did manage to be okay after a day or two spending there.Nice to be back home to breathe better.
comment by fredo on Nov 26, 2013 8:01 AM ()
Glad you're returning to "normalcy". That's to say, ABnormalcy! Stay active, my friend. And Happy Thanksgiving. Hi to Mike.
reply by solitaire on Nov 27, 2013 5:17 AM ()
Good to hear you are doing well! I've been good - working about 22 hours/week at the Library, still running, kids are getting older and are much easier to deal with and I can even leave them home alone for short periods (hooray!) My garden was Amazing this year. Entered a bunch of vegetables in the country fair and most everything won something. 1st place corn! Won $120 in money & gift cards which I'll spend on seeds for next year.
comment by crazylife on Nov 25, 2013 8:01 PM ()
I'm impressed (garden)!! It's nice to get rewarded for a job well done. And I see you still peek in to MyBloggers every now and then. That's one way we can keep in touch, albeit infrequently. Stay warm this winter.
reply by solitaire on Nov 27, 2013 5:21 AM ()
comment by crazylife on Nov 25, 2013 7:55 PM ()
Lookin' good. What a lovely name for the farm: Silverthorn. It all sounds good. And, of course, be thankful you can joy TG with family and friends.
comment by tealstar on Nov 25, 2013 8:23 AM ()
Hi Teal. Silverthorn was my mother's maiden name. The name goes way back. I was surprised, but quite pleased when my SIL insisted on honoring the family farm that way. Hope all is well.
reply by solitaire on Nov 27, 2013 5:24 AM ()
comment by jondude on Nov 25, 2013 8:15 AM ()

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