Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Picture Perfect Thanksgiving??

Here is my mother's Thanksgiving table. She always makes it look so nice.

My sister-in-law brought her puppy Maggie. It was fun to have a puppy around, even though she did chew off a section of my mother's agapantha plant, along with tearing a hole in a bag of golf tees, and a few other things.

The turkey didn't get done when it was supposed to. We finally figured out that the thermometer had slipped, and it was barely in the turkey. So we stuck it in--firmly and VIOLA--the thermometer now registered the turkey as OVERDONE.

I was looking forward to getting a picture of the 4 of us, but my husband and oldest son got into a disagreement shortly before picture time...which made a very interesting picture. I'm going to have to try for another picture at Christmas!

However, we did have a nice time. I was able to visit with my Great Aunt Elsie who is pictured in the post below. She is 95, and she told me she has a friend who is 102. My great-aunt is actively involved in her church and gets together with her friends often.

My oldest son became bored after dinner so he went downstairs into his grandfather's workshop and started to weld.(!)

Speaking of my dad's workshop...the large paper-mache giraffe is coming along. He's working on the tongue. Next time I'm down, I'll give you a picture update.

I did the dishes with my dad. Due to our turkey fiasco, the turkey bag broke and the juice cooked onto the oven. My dad decided to try out the oven's self-cleaning capability. When he turned it on, all the lights in the house dimmed. When we checked it later, nothing looked clean. Dad kept tinkering with it most of the night.

In all the hub-bub we didn't realize that Maggie had disappeared. Maggie lives three hours from this neighborhood, so if she got out...she would certainly be lost. Thank goodness she was found...outside...taking a walk under the block away.
In conclusion, we had a great day.

And we really enjoyed the pumpkin, pecan and cran-apple pies!!


Becky Wolfe said...

Oh what a day! Sounds like a typical family get together for most normal families - some arguing, some pets/children mischief, some food tragedies, some panic & some laughter! So much to be thankful for!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Sounds like quite the eventful Thanksgiving! LOL! Oh my! Still, it's good to get together with family and celebrate. God bless my friend.

inspired said...

family memories :]

Dawn said...

Sounds like a good movie!

I love giraffes - where will it end up when it's done?

Sounds like the son really enjoys welding, if it's his escape mechanism!

The Gatekeeper said...

What? No football!!!???

Marion said...

this sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving...things always go wrong, and then they work themselves out!

Good post...brought a smile to my face!

Sharon Lynne said...

The giraffe will go on the stairs--the landing.

My mom is a patient woman.

Marion...that is so true...things do always work themselves out!

Sheila said...

I love the giraffe. Your dad sounds like a talented guy.

Janey Loree said...

Hi Cousin CB! What did your Dad finally make the tail out of?