How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Weekend Wrapup

Did you all have a restful Thanksgiving weekend?

For the first time in 20 years of living on my own we had a traditional dinner for Thanksgiving. Youngest child expressed concern that he would never, ever know what a real turkey tasted like. My husband took over the oven and cooked them a bird.

It was gross and I didn't enjoy any minute of dinner but now they can't say we never made an effort to give them a "normal" Thanksgiving dinner.

Husband and I stayed up all night after dinner and started our Christmas shopping at 2:30am. We were finished by 7am and found some really good deals(at least 50% off) on items we needed.

In my knitting world the current shawl in progress is inching along at turtle speed. The edging instructions involves an 8 row repeat 114 times. I'm about halfway through the edging and hope to finish it up by New Year's Eve.



On Saturday I went to pick out a "new to me" fiddle(on the right).

I went with a specific color and make in mind(a nice dark reddish brown and German made)but I ended up not finding exactly what I wanted. I am going to borrow this one for a few months. It ended up looking very similar to my violin(on the left) but the sound is very different. I love the warm sound this one produces. I'm looking forward to gathering in front of the fireplace and playing lots of festive tunes during December.

2 Comments:

Anonymous carolynswafford said...

Oh....I forgot you are a vegetarian. Sorry it grossed you out so much.

5:28 PM

 
Blogger theredqueen said...

I think it is great that you were willing to suffer to give your boys the Thanksgiving experience that they desired. What did they think of it? Will they be asking for turkey next year?

10:50 AM

 

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