Jim set this up with the tripod and timer. In the first one, the camera missed him. In the second one, I’m blocking Jeremy. We should photoshop them together!
One of the many benefits of blogging I’ve reaped is a renewed interest in homemaking. I’ve wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom all my married life, and I am thankful the Lord has enabled that since my first pregnancy. But sometimes, especially when the kids were small, it was almost more than I could do just to keep up, much less get creative. Now that they’re older and a little more independent, I feel I am branching out creatively again, and I am so enjoying it. All that to say I just loved using little fall cookie cutters I found last year to embellish the pie with.
Sometimes I think, living with all males, that little touches don’t matter and won’t even be noticed, but everyone commented on both this and the table set a little more nicely than usual. I’ve started using tablecloths on holidays, and it’s funny (but good!) that they notice and think it’s special.
Playing Scrabble, Grandma’s favorite.
All in all a good day. We dozed a little in the afternoon and watched Kung Fu Panda in the evening with our leftovers.
The 12 lb. turkey ended up being just right: enough leftovers for everyone to have sandwiches or to heat up some turkey with leftover stuffing and mashed potatoes a time or two, and we had Turkey Bone Soup with the last of it tonight.
We were going to get our Christmas tree Saturday, but it rained off and on all day. We figured it would be too wet and muddy (the place we always go is out in a field), especially for Grandma, and then the tree would be too wet to decorate. I’m hoping Jason and his girlfriend don’t have to work too far into the afternoon next Saturday so we can get it then.
I’m enjoying the time off, lazing around mostly between dishes and laundry. The next couple of weeks are going to be really busy, so I am kind of soaking up the relaxation now. I did get a bit of preliminary work done this afternoon when we decided not to get the tree, so that helps a little.
This song by Rebecca J. Weston has been on my heart today:
Father, we thank Thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the world so fair.
Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To love Thee better day by day.
Have a good Sunday!