It has been an unusual day for me. Wednesday...the day before Thanksgiving. I had the day off from work and was doing some normal prep work for the holiday. It will be just my small immediate family for dinner tomorrow and I wanted to do some of the work today with hopes of also stitching today and tomorrow. Well today it did not happen. Recently, I joined a page on Facebook called Pa Dutch and Proud. Now although I am not Pa Dutch, I did grow up in an area that had a large population of Pa Dutch. So, of course I have been thinking of Pa Dutch foods. I decided that I would make a Shoofly Cake. Not the Shoofly Pie. My confidence level is not up there yet since my grandmother made the best ones. Then I made a loaf of bread to use for the stuffing tomorrow. I was surfing on Facebook while the bread was baking and was pm'd by a friend from my childhood. I really hadn't had a conversation with her in probably close to 20 years. We did get to catch up a bit tonight and it felt great. The ironic thing is that she has been in my thoughts a lot in the last week.
I have had a bit of sadness in my thoughts today also. Thanksgiving Day this year...November 28th was my Aunt's birthday. She passed away on Memorial Day of this year. I am still in shock that she is gone. But I am thankful that she didn't suffer very long. She was like a mother and a friend to me after my mother passed away. We had many good times together.
Well it is late and I guess what I really just wanted to say is.........
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends here in the States!
And to everyone else....I hope you have a wonderful week.
And the pictures are from the Venetian/Palazzo hotel/casino lobby. Their fall display was also showing how they are going Green.