Monday, October 13, 2008

Not A Creature Was Stirring

Well the title of this post is not entirely true. The cat is madly running around the house trying to find Kurt and Kris. She is not having much luck as they have gone back to their respective homes, and I finally have the house and the computer to myself. Well I do have to share them with Harvey, but at least things are back to normal.
Don't get me wrong I love having the boys come home to visit, but they do take up a whole lot of my time and energy. You would think that once a child leaves home things get easier. Not true. They both need our attention when they come home, and heaven help you if you give more attention to one than the other.
The past week has seen me getting ready for their visit and our Thanksgiving holiday.
First off I finished off the wreath project that I have planned on doing for the past 7 months. I wanted something new to greet them as they came in the door.


It turned out quite nicely I think. Harvey asked if I could add some greenery to the outside edge and so I did that today. He will hang it later tonight, for now the wreath is sitting on the shelf in the hall as you come in. I can hardly wait to have it permenatly hung up.







Next it was on the pie baking. I managed to get 3 pumpkin and one cherry pie made.










I next moved on to Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. their favorites. I had two cookie jars full and now all I have left is this one jar. I had forgotten how fast these disappear. Thank heavens I had put some in the freezer for each of them to take home when they left.




Sunday morning I woke up to this. Heavy wet snow, that kept on falling for the entire day.


That was okay. The turkey and stuffing cooked to perfection, the mashed potatoes were light, and the gravy had no lumps. Who could ask for anymore.

Today, the boys left. My house is quiet, and I miss them dreadfully already.

Well off to visit all of you.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

11 comments:

Randa said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with your family. The cookies and pies look delicious, Jackie!

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

It all sounded so wonderful~ I love all the comfort food (smile)~ and I love the glass cookie jar...I'm going to look for one! My grandaughters would have fun seeing the goodies. Right now I have a mesh teapot that I fill with candy for their visits.

Glad you have your computer back!

Hugs to you~ and it's always so nice when you take the time to visit.

God bless!

Maggie R said...

Hi Jackie, Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I was thinking about you and wondered if you got the snow... I see you did!!!! I always hated to see it come so early when we lived there! However I expect it will be gone soon. We had a lovely week-end, in the upper 20's...It will change by next week so i hear.
Your baking looked so good. I did none....no company either. Just wasn't up to it, so DH took me out for a turkey dinner...Next year will be better I hope.
Take care and stay warm
xoxoxoxo
((((hugs))))
maggie

Mary said...

Jackie,

I do hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend. We had summer-like temperatures today. It's hard to believe that you had snow. However, hubby told me earlier that snow fell in Saskatchewan overnight. Do you think it will stay?

I love your wreath and the pies and cookies look delicious. Mmm!

I was sorry to hear that the child you teach had a shutdown. These, as you read, are triggered by pressure, so if possible, try to avoid pressuring him. If I can help at any time, just let me know. I will be glad to give you any information I have.

Blessings and hugs,
Mary

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Happy Thanksgiven to you and your family. I am so glad you got to spend time with your boys. I could just smell your home with all the yummy food cooking. your wreath is so pretty. I am so glad that you found some time to do something that you enjoy.
Take care,
ginger

~Karen~ said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! ;o)
Your pies looked yummy, and that wreath is lovely. I'd love to see a picture of it when its put up.
I cannot believe you're getting snow. We've not seen a really good snow in years. :o(
Stay warm and blessed.

Paula said...

Hi Jackie,
Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your boys home. Your pies look fantastic and I love your wreath. Sure is fun to get a project finished that you've been thinking about for so long!

I wanted to stop by and let you know that the circle journal made it to me safe and sound. Thank you so much for the stickers! That was really sweet. I've really enjoyed reading everybody's entries and getting to know you all. What a fun project this is!
Have a great day
~Paula

Kelli said...

What a wonderful celebration you had! The pies look yummy!
~Kelli

DW said...

A happy belated Thanksgiving, Jackie. Glad you had your family there .. sounds like a lovely time. (Though you can keep the snow.)
What is your wreath made of?

Deb said...

Hi Jackie
What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had! Your wreath & baking look fantastic.

Linda said...

Hi Jackie....your hoilday sounds very happy. The pies look so good and I know the boys loved the goodies you sent home with them...nothing like home cooking and you are the best. Pretty wreath....and what a nice welcome. I loved the snow picture...we are still in the 80's here....but the mornings and evenings are cool. Hugs, Linda