Another busy week has passed by. I spent the first part of the week shopping and preparing for Thanksgiving. Wednesday was spent cleaning the house, and making pies. The apple I made this year was said to be the best anyone has ever tasted in their life. It was a Dutch Apple Pie, and can be found here. I usually cook the turkey in the BBQ, and my son-in-law John gave me his old BBQ. I went to change the tank of propane but could not unscrew it, it was on tight. So I used a wrench and apparently separated the screw on part for the valve thing. I ended up driving around town multiple times to find a hose/regulator that worked, and returned parts. My painter guy who finished painting my chimney took my old one home, and apparently had an old BBQ with a part he could use, and it worked perfectly for cooking the turkey. We have cooked our turkey in the BBQ probably for 30-35 years, and I really didn't want to change the tradition.
We had a good Thanksgiving, although somewhat reduced. John-John, my youngest grandson tested positive for Covid on Monday, so their family did not come, and were sorely missed. Daughter Kristen wanted to take her family pictures for her Christmas cards so lots of pictures were taken while I was still finishing up the meal. Kyleigh's boyfriend Andrew and Jaeger's girlfriend Cali also joined us.
After everyone went home, I took leftovers to Katie and her family. Then today, because they didn't get much pumpkin pie, I made another small one for them and took it over, plus some deviled eggs I had not finished on Thanksgiving.
The past few days I have had a few dinners out with Kristen's family, Andrew and Cali. Last night we went to a Japanese Hibachi type restaurant where they cook it in front of you. What a delicious meal! Kyleigh flew back to Boston last night at midnight. Tonight was Jaeger's last night at home, and we took him up to a place up the street from me, with Andrew and his girlfriend Cali that does really good burgers.
Kyleigh's roommate Mallytza asked if I would make her a pillow with their picture on it, so I made one before Kyleigh left yesterday. When she got it today she was thrilled! I printed their picture on a pre-treated silk sheet that will go through the printer, that I generally use for images for my crazy quilting.
My tradition has been to start putting up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. Kyleigh usually decorates the tree, and Jaeger helps me get my tables set up to put up my Christmas village houses. This year I will be decorating mostly by myself, but Jaeger and Cali today did help me get my boxes down from upstairs. I will get the decorations down, and go get his brother Keaton later this week to help me put them back upstairs. He will also crawl under the tables to plug in all the houses. John-John was looking forward to helping me this year, but I guess it will be next year.
Right now I have Christmas houses all over my kitchen, and nutcrackers all over the dining room tables. Tomorrow I will start arranging everything.
What I will be doing this week for Slow Sunday Stitching is putting the binding on this Christmas quilt for my sister. I hope to get this done before the end of the week because this was my one monthly goal.
I'll be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Head on over and check out what everyone is up to.
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