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Pruning vines and working on dialogue, out in the cold. Stay warm, and be well.Cheers Hank.
Baking warms both my kitchen and my heart. Happy Thanksgiving!
Annual baking of oatmeal rolls for Thanksgiving and sugar cookies in preparation for our Friday Christmas goodie bake-off.A blessed Thanksgiving y'all.
Yep, it's a pie day. Got a half a dozen more of my special Pecan Pies to get done, along with four blueberry. Friends can be so picky.
Cooking in my warm kitchen near a window where I will catch the first glimpse of my son's headlights.My kids come home, I become a yellow lab.Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to Janet Reid: for all you do, while thank you seems to fall short, thank you still.
I'm making the stuffing and cranberry relish and baking pumpkin pies. Then it's under a quilt on the couch to read R.D. Wingfield's "Night Frost."
Warm kitchens, warm hearts love it.What am I doing to stay warm?I wear my shirt, an old shirt, a rag of a piece of cloth I call my ugly-shirt. It’s years old, frayed, paint stained, worn soft and worn through, from cleaning house, carrying firewood and hugging babies. It’s a big shirt, I used to wear it when I was a hundred pounds heavier, so I am able to wrap it round to keep out the cold. I love my ugly-shirt because it familiar, comfortable and warm. Familiar, comfortable and warm, sort of like this place. Happy gathering to all. If you are with one, a hundred or alone, may your Thanksgiving fill you full.
At the moment, another wave of rain is hitting us here in central NC, and the temperature is supposed to drop as the day goes on, but it won't be anything like what's planned for the NE.I'm baking cornbread for the stuffing, while sipping a cup of "Donut Shoppe" coffee, and planning out the must do things for today before family arrives tomorrow. Our Thanksgiving will happen in two phases - tomorrow and Friday. Double the pleasure, double the fun.Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here, and ditto the THANK YOU expressed by Susan Bonifant for what Ms. Janet does here each and every day. We are blessed.
Painting and googling snowstorm pics.
There are so many things for which to be thankful, and YOU are one of those. Your blog is one of the most helpful in the field. And I may be new to this - but it seems like you give a lot of your time to answer questions and be a mentor to your blog community. So, THANKS! Now to bake some pies. . .
It's 90 degrees here in Southern California for today and tomorrow. And dry, practically no humidity. I'm running out of lotion and chapstick.We need rain here, the water shortage is not fun.But reading about the rest of the country, nooooooo, I'm certainly not complaining!Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Thank you to Janet Reid and all the readers here from whom I learn so much! Happy Thanksgiving!
Yep! Living in So Cal. =)
We here in Eastern NC are sharing in the rain and the descending temps with Donna in Central NC. :)I'm taking time off this week, so I get to stay warm by staying home and spending time with my family and my books which, for me, is a quality vacation. :)A happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow QOTKU commenters, and especially to QOTKU herself. The universe would be a poorer place, and I would be a poorer writer, without you. Thanks for opening up your corner of the internet to us, Janet, and making us all feel so welcome. :)
Colin - I am definitely "shoving" this weather YOUR way. :)Enjoy your "staycation!" (that's my idea of perfection too)
Donna: Maybe if we share it, it'll be over with in half the time! :D
64 and sunny in San Antonio, TX. I'm going shopping. Take care and stay warm!
Hot chocolate and Bailey's, Harlen Coben and down duvet.
Well, the library's still open today (so far) and we were originally supposed to get 3-6 inches, but I think that's been adjusted upwards accordingly.Once I get home, though, I'll be on the couch with the dog, finishing up NaNoWriMo, in between orchestrating Thanksgiving dinner stuff.
No matter how many countries I've lived in, no matter how many decades I've been away, the one day out of the year I'm always nostalgic for "home" has been Thanksgiving. This year I decided to cross the pond and celebrate with family.It's snowing outside and so far I've made Russian Tea Cakes/Mexican Wedding Cookies (same difference) and Walnut Tassies (better than pecan imo). I'm contemplating the next batch. Should I make Spitzbuben, Kolacky, or Rugelach? Decisions, decisions, decisions.Janet, all I can say is, thank you, thank you, thank you! Every writer who has found your blogs have been blessed by your generosity. Your time and expertise that you dispense so freely is greatly appreciated. To you and to everyone celebrating here at our daily meeting place, Happy Thanksgiving!
Stay warm? It is going to hit 110 F again today - I´m sitting under an air conditioner to keep from melting. But I do appreciate you suffering North Americans clearing out all of the bad weather before I fly home for Christmas. Very kind of you.Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I definitely can´t get a turkey on this island, but maybe I can roast a chicken...
I'm a recent transplant from WI to AZ, so staying warm isn't a problem at present. But I avoid talking about the lovely weather in AZ because the word is if I open my mouth, I can expect a snowball to the face the next time I visit my family back in WI.And that is not a good way to stay warm.
Megan V,I have to guess you're not in Flagstaff, AZ then. So many people don't seem to realize it actually does snow in the Southwest (and it gets extremely cold, too).Hubby and I have settled down in New Mexico's West-Central mountains. We had snow last week, but today it's 60F and sunny. Of course, being desert it'll drop to well below freezing overnight. At least it's not getting below 0--yet. We stay warm and cozy with our lovely wood-burning stove.Here's Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone, no matter where you're spending the holiday.
Well, my stove gas line has a leak, so I can't bake or cook. I am gnashing my teeth. I'll go down to my son's Saturday and cook some things. We're having Thanksgiving Sunday as his ex has the little boy until then. I'm getting a repairman out next week to replace the gas line. The fudge must flow for Christmas.In the meantime, I'm working on the house and the new book.Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Julie M. Weathers, ACK! However, as excuses TO write go - excellent. :) Way to make lemonade as it were.I'm eating fresh hummus, tabouli, homemade pita chips and generally going Mediterranean in prep for tomorrow's significantly less tangy foods. Later I'll put together the fruit salad, and possibly be that jerk who squeezes out a query or two on the night before Thanksgiving.Happy Thanksgiving to all!
DLM, I love hummus. Mediterranean food is my favorite. :-)It's 59 F in Tel-Aviv with occasional rain. But they call it stormy weather on the news. It's actually lovely.Janet, I thank you each and every day. I'm in awe of your generosity. And you transformed me. I can write succinctly, and I'm going to revise my MS and toss my prologue out of the window. (Noooooo. Where is the Prozac?). :-)Happy Thanksgiving to your commenters and readers, and above all, to you. Cheers!
Awe, all your posts are giving me the warm-and-fuzzies. Happy Thanksgiving to my lovely American neighbors!! And thank you, Janet, for your blog - it's invaluable and enjoyable! You don't have to do it, but I'm grateful you do!
I am busy packing as many jumpers as I can, because I am heading to New York (for the first time!) this Saturday on my Honeymoon!So break it to me guys - how cold is it out there?
We got a tiny electric fireplace! The cuteness of flames w/o the danger of burning down. Nice and warm.Happy Thanksgiving!
Elissa,You're right, I am not in Flag. :)
I'm sitting in Australia, enjoying an unseasonably wet Kambarang.As I am a transplant, I am also contemplating whether or not the turkey in my fridge will be thawed enough to cookup for a belated Thanksgiving tomorrow.You can take the girl out of the Americas, but you can't take the American out of the girl, especially when you promise her pumpkin pie.
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