I apologize for being MIA for so long. I'm not exactly sure where all the time has gone to, but it really seems like only a few days ago I posted, so I was shocked to see just how long it's been.
Tom had his wrist surgery last week and is doing really well. He's able to sleep through the night mostly and that is something he hasn't been able to do for months.
We've also had the house in total disarray while some remodeling of bathrooms and the utility room have been going on. One bathroom is just starting so, it is going to be at least another week before we're done.
I've made progress on the borders for Dutch Treat #2...three borders are appliqued (except for the corners) and I'm starting on #4. I still hope to have this quilted and bound by the end of the year.
Today I started cooking for Thanksgiving. We'll only have one of our sons, his wife and youngest daughter here tomorrow. And we are hoping that our Iowa son and his wife will be able to drive down tomorrow evening after she gets off work. It's still up in the air since she will need Sunday off and won't know if that is possible until tomorrow morning. Isn't that the pits????
I've scaled back considerably on the holiday meal. We are fewer in number and I guess none of us need tons of calories. Still I think we'll have a nice meal.
Turkey (Tom and I aren't big on turkey so I'm just fixing a small breast)
Oven mashed potatoes (with cream cheese and sour cream..yum)
Stuffing (DIL is bringing)
Green bean casserole (granddaughter is bringing)
Cole slaw (with sunflower seeds and ramen noodles)
Yeast rolls (still deciding which kind to make)
Layered taco dip
Vegetable tray (son & DIL bringing)
cheese and crackers
Pumpkin crunch dessert with whipped cream
Peanut butter cheesecake squares
Date bars (maybe)
Think that should do it.
Hope those of you who celebrate this holiday will have a wonderful day filled with the love of family and good food.