Happy Thanksgiving to all. We have much to be thankful for this year. Top among them is Uncle Phil is home and still among us. Patty called and reported he arrived home this afternoon. He found the trip hard but worth it to get home again. He will sleep a lot the next couple days and get rested up. He is on a liquid diet and must eat often to get all the calories he needs to keep up his energy. We are both so thankful he is on the mend.
We are also very thankful for Norman’s cataract operation and the great success that has been. He will try for his Florida driver’s license either next week or then next depending on what else we have to do. At least now he has hopes of passing the eye test.
We are both thankful for our family and our health.
Tomorrow we go to Becca’s house and help her cook Thanksgiving dinner. We are going to have an old fashion Thanksgiving. We will get the turkey in the oven by 8 a.m. and have breakfast of fresh fruit and berries of all kinds followed by hot cinnamon rolls. Mid morning will bring chips and dip with a nice fresh vegetable tray . Dinner will feature the big turkey of course, fresh vegetables, green salad and fruit salad and followed by plum pudding with hard sauce. The kids will help make dinner and fix their own salads so there will only be things they like to eat. It should be a very full and fun day. I got the rolls cooked today and took a couple over to the twins. They love home made rolls so I thought a little taste of tomorrow fun would be good. Have a great day.
About Carol (Ouma) Petts
I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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We had a wild, loud day here too with enough food to take in 10 additional people. Had 10 at the table including a 6 y.o. and a 2+1/2 y.o. The kids wore us out but the whole day was fun. Peter, his 2 sisters, one with a daughter, husband and their 2 kids, visiting from Fl., Peter’s daughter and my son, Mike.
Yes, we all have plenty to be thankful for. At this age, just being on our feet is a plus!
Glad the news is positive on Phil.
Stay well, Love to all, Nancy
Isn’t life wonderful? Patty calls each day to keep us up to date on Phil’s progress. He is so luck to have the extra help so he can do his whole recovery at home. Patty will stay for this week then it will be friends and the visiting nurse to take over and he does have lots of very good friends to help. He knows it will be a long trek and a change of life style after but he is ready for it and thankful he has the chance as we are too. We both had a good laugh- you think your day was wild with 8 adults and only two kids- We had three adults, a zombie a 6 y.o. and two boys 3 years old. Tyler was there and did join in all day but he is still in shock having to share his living space with his sister and three kids and with his mother gone this week he can’t just go to his room and close the door so now he joins the kids but I don’t think he likes it much.
Take care of your self and stay happy. Love Carol