I hope everyone of you had as great a Thanksgiving as I did. Holidays for me has always been a time to visit with family and friend but also a time of lots of cooking and work for a week before and so much work on the big day that very little visiting gets done. But this year my daughter, Patty and granddaughter, Becca gave me the best present ever, they took over the Thanksgiving this year. They did let me make the brown and serve rolls, two pies and cook the ham. These were all done the couple days before Thursday and on Thanksgiving day I only stuffed the turkey and made a clam dip, then I was retired to the living room to visit. It was wonderful!! they did a beautiful job without me and I talked myself hoarse. I have never had a chance to do that before and I loved it. I didn’t even help with the clean up, they drafted everyone else but let me just visit – Watch out kids you may find I had such a good time I will try and get out of all holidays– but not yet. Christmas Eve is still my day. As we get older we do have to give up the family feasts to the younger members of the family and it is then that we see how much they really have learned through the years and how much they enjoy the old traditions. It is the best feeling in the world and gave me a good memory from a year that had not been so good. I will keep this memory in my heart for a long time.
This next two weeks will be busy. Norman goes for his cataract evaluation. He is having trouble seeing and it is not his retina so he will probably have to have the cataract taken care of which we both dread!
I will be making cookies for Christmas for the next couple of weeks. We have children, grand children and great grand children around the tree at Christmas eve and we give them all a bond for Christmas but that is not something to open and since I could not compete with Santa, I can’t afford it! I needed something they all like so I am making each one their favorite cookies and each will get their own box. Time to get baking Have a great day!