Tuesday, December 03, 2013

My World this Week

Hanukkah and Thanksgiving won't overlap again for 79,000 years.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving with Christopher, Mrs. Christopher, her parents, and her sisters here for the afternoon.  We feasted, they did most of the cleaning up, and I slept for two days.  Not really but I felt like it.  :)

With all the talking and passing of platters going on, I forgot to take pictures.  But I did get some before and after...

Here is what happened in my world this past week, as seen through the lens of my camera.

Reading
Socrates in the City by Eric Metaxas is a Christmas gift for my son, I'm perusing it before it is wrapped.  Goudge's A City of Bells is one of my very favorite books and The Sister of the Angels is its' Christmas sequel.

Watching
Just a few of my old favorites collected over the years.

Before the Thanksgiving Feast

Waiting... waiting... almost ready.

After the Feast
Waiting to be put away until the next special dinner...

Kitchen Art
My favorite BIG bowl, perfect for mixing dressing.  That's a stick of butter lower right.
My mother's recipe, also on my recipe blog.

Nesting
Ready for cold weather nights... yes, that Sesame Street special is from Steph's early childhood!

Her Fluffiness
I wonder what she is thinking?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Menorah (Hanukiah maybe?) and it is interesting to have both coincide this year!! Your table looked very pretty too and I am sure it was a lovely day for all!! Nice to be able to share your children's in-laws too!!
Elizabeth in NC

Vee said...

What a sweet pose! Well captured!

The dishes are waiting here to go back into the cupboards, too. I may leave them. They provide some sense of anticipation. =D

To me, stacks of books and movies are delightful. I have already been doing a little research this morning and now I have more.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm gathering the Christmas books together. this year I'm making the long narrow closet at the foot of the stairs into a Christmas closet. It wasn't being used for much of anything before. This way I will not have to move all the decorations and wrappings up and down stairs!
I'm thinking of buying the old version of The Bishop's Wife. I wonder if that is on DVD...

I am sure you know that this year was Thanksgivvukah, but I laughed out loud when I heard someone call it "Thanksalatke".

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely dishes and glassware! I love special dishes for special dinners!

I love your stacks of books and movies. We watched White Christmas last night. This is the only time of year we watch certain movies, it makes them more special and fun.

Deanna

Keri said...

Hmm...no one in my house is interested in Sesame Street any more, so I thought I'd be waiting (many, many years) until I had grandchildren to watch it again. But it appears that you're giving me permission to watch it on my own... ;-)

P.S. Heading to Amazon through your page right now to do some Christmas shopping. I love that I can bless you in this small way, in thanks for the pleasure I derive from reading your blog!

Jennifer said...

Your table is beautiful. Looks very similar to mine, because you and I have the same china! My Friendly Village was handed down to me from my great grandmother, and I treasure it. We only use it at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so all my children think it's so special when I bring it out of the china cupboard.
Your books and movies are so fun! I love Elizabeth Goudge but do not have her Christmas Book, so I will have to look for it. And there is nothing better than to curl up on the sofa and watch Christmas movies, especially with a snuggly cat in your lap!
Thanks for writing! :-)

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to curl up with a good book or movie especially this weekend when it is supposed to be very COLD in this part of Texas.
Have you ever made cornbread dressing--it's delicious! Maybe it's more of a Southern dish but it is GOOD. Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving and made a good memory. Blessings, Sharon D.