Saturday, November 16, 2019 — What a fantastic day this has been. The youngest son Richard, my niece Jeanette and her husband Brian came up for the weekend. Richard brought his Traegar smoker and a 14 lb. turkey that he put into a brine last night and smoked in the smoker today. We had a wonderful dinner at 3:00 p.m. and had invited Mike and Cheryl from next door. When they showed up for dinner, happily Cheryl’s brother Robert was with them. Dinner was smoked turkey, Stove Top Stuffing, fresh mashed potatoes with gravy, whole cranberry sauce, sauteed brussels sprouts with bacon, green bean casserole (with Cheryl’s suggested addition of bacon and water chestnuts), cinnamon glazed carrots, King’s Hawaiian rolls, misc. celery and pickles, and apple or pecan pie with ice cream for dessert. Talk about a yummy meal, it was a real hit.
After dinner, Jeanette and I got busy in the craft room and made a couple of shirts. The first one was a surprise for someone to be named later. The second one was for yours truly.
The lettering is silver glitter vinyl and the sweatshirt is a dark teal, so it’s really sharp looking.
Jeanette has a cat and when we let Ruby in, Ruby made immediate friends with Jeanette. Later in the evening, Ruby laid on the counter next to Jeanette and actually had her head laying on Jeanette’s arm as Jeanette was working on the computer. I walked in, saw Ruby all lovey-dovey with Jeanette and said, “Traitor!” LOL Ah me… I have to laugh … that cat will go to anyone for an ear rub! When Mike and Cheryl came over they asked if Ruby was here and I pointed her out — laying on my chair in the office. They cracked up… they said they knew if she wasn’t at their house, she must be here. Too true.
I told Jeanette that Ruby looked like she was in love… LOL
It’s been a blessed weekend–we didn’t get a photo of it, but we had a deer come across the back of our property. Amazing. Every time we have company, we get deer. Otherwise, we never see them. It’s still cool to see them. And we had cows on the hillside across the way. A great wild animal sighting day today.
Not much else to report so will close with blessings to all. Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Be kind to others — we never know what burdens others are carrying.