Hello and happy almost Thanksgiving in the USA. I bought our fat turkey days ago and it is thawing in the fridge. My biggest worry this year is the stuffing. Here's why - I don't really like stuffing so it's hard for me to taste test. I'm giving Christie's mom's recipe a try. She puts apples, onions, celery in with the bread cubes and uses a lot of chicken broth to moisten. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'll use the electric turkey roaster again. First, I'll brown the bird in the oven, so it isn't pale. I still need to run to the store for sage and cranberries. Last year the grocery store was sort of a dry and sad spot. It was as if the powers that be (big corporate bosses) didn't TRY to bring good cheer in the grocery store. They didn't even decorate outside. This year is improved, but I think some of the decision makers are very afraid of offending some people, so they end up offending everyone. Know what I mean? It's grim. Remember when I was teaching and I felt the oppressive "no no no" concerning Christmas? That was sad, too. But... sad NO MORE! I have so many fun December plans.
Did I show you my sticky birds? I ordered them from Etsy. I absolutely love sticking things on our walls. I printed the framed birds off of the web.
I've been praying for focus and I think the Little Women theme will be fun, sweet, innocent and playful. I'll be free from some of my responsibilities soon, so I can dabble in the March sisters' world and enjoy thinking about Marmee and Orchard House.
How are YOU? Do you have any specific holiday plans? Are you up and excited or dragging your feet? Thank you for stopping in, Sweetie Pie.