Saturday, November 29, 2014
Whew … Slow Sunday Stitching
Finally! Life is back to normal. Don’t get me wrong … I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful visit with my sisters. But I’m way beyond ready to get back to my normal routine. I always enjoy company, but I'm always glad, too, when I can get back to my routine. What can I say? I'm definitely a creature of habit. ha!
We had a nice snowfall Wednesday … although it would have been nicer had I been able to stay inside and watch the snow fall while stitching some hexies together. But the snow didn’t really interfere with our trip to the airport to pick up my sister L.
Preparing our Thanksgiving meal was a comedy of errors. I don’t know how, but when DD and I were doing our pre-Thanksgiving preparations on Tuesday, I must have input the wrong size turkey on that online turkey calculator … I determined that our bird needed to cook for 6-1/2 to 7 hours … neither one of us thought anything of it as it was a larger bird than usual. I don’t know why (other than perhaps it seemed like the turkey was browning up a little more quickly than I was expecting for 7 hours in the oven), but I reran the calculator Thanksgiving morning … and sure enough, it was only supposed to take 4-1/2 to 5 hours. Not only was the turkey going to be done hours sooner than anticipated (we had family coming as far as 3 hours away – my sister K and her crew), but we could have easily slept another hour or two!!!! We had prepared our casseroles right after we put the turkey in the oven … but forgot to take them out of the refrigerator as soon as the turkey was done so that they’d be room temperature when they went into the oven … so the sides that should have only baked for 30 minutes had to bake for 60 minutes! But even with all of that drama, everything turned out perfectly … and our guests all were able to have a nice long visit before we sat down to eat.
We spent Friday at my dad’s, hooking up his new TV. We moved his “old” TV to his bedroom and set up the new TV in his living room. Everything is fine with his new TV, but we had some issues with the old TV. It’s not connected to a satellite receiver but will draw in satellite programming when tuned to channel 73. Unfortunately, when the TV is turned back on, it defaults to channel 1. We gave my dad some easy instructions on how to tune to channel 73 using TV mode and then switch the remote to operate on satellite mode, but he reported this morning that he was unable to get it to work … I’m sure it’s a user issue, as my dad (at 91 y.o.) isn’t the most technologically adept person.
My sister L left Friday afternoon and my sister K and her crew (her S.O. and her grandson) left earlier this afternoon. The house certainly seems quiet, but as I said, it sure feels good to get back to our normal routine … and first on my list is to get in some time with needle and thread.
Speaking of time with needle and thread, that’s on today’s agenda … and tomorrow’s too (that and perhaps putting up our Christmas tree and décor … IF I’m recovered enough by then … it’s been a week since I had any time to just sit down and take it easy – ha!). As such, I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching tomorrow.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!