Autumn is Here

Autumn is Here

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

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.