2018 Life Logs, Day 325: More Thanksgiving Preparations
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Weather: Overcast and Getting Colder; High 43, Low 27 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I got to spend my day today with one of my favorite little people, my grandson Ollie. We were missing two of my other favorites—Jonah and Sam. I thought I would be kidsitting Jonah and Ollie, but Jonah got invited to a friend’s house to play and he spent the entire day there. I knew Sam had spent the night with a friend and would get home just in time to get ready to go to an all-afternoon birthday party. So Ollie and I took Sam to his friend’s house for the party and then we joined what seemed like every other person in Falmouth at the grocery store. We needed to buy a few items for some fun Thanksgiving projects. We then headed home to do some of those projects and to also get a jump start on cooking for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner. All of Heather’s boys love to help out in the kitchen, so Ollie made gingerbread cake that we baked in a shallow pizza pan so we could make fall leaf cut-outs and he helped me make the stuffing to go with our Thanksgiving Turkey. When Sam got home, he made ‘acorns’ to go with our fall leaves. The acorns are made with mini-Nilla Wafers, Hershey’s Kisses, and mini-chocolate chips. We made these fall leaves and acorns two years ago and boys enjoyed this for their Thanksgiving dessert. Ollie loves pumpkin pie, but Sam and Jonah won’t touch it. Thus, the alternatives. We also made turkeys out of applies, cranraisins, mini-marshmallows, and olives. I’ll have to take a picture of Ollie’s turkey tomorrow and include it in tomorrow’s night post so you can see the result.
Tomorrow morning I will return to Heather and Jed’s for Thanksgiving Day. It will be the first time I have ever had Thanksgiving Day at their house. We have often been together, but always in other places. Last year we spent Thanksgiving in Florida with Mark’s family, the year before at the home of their good friends Pax and Tim, and the year before that in Puerto Rico with Justin and Jo. As the temperature dips well below freezing tonight, Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico sounds like a great idea. Maybe next year!