Why do I create? Creating beautiful cards is a way of expressing who I am. When someone receives one of the handmade cards I have created, it warms their hearts. To know that someone took the time to sit down and make that card with them in mind is a special treat.

Friday, November 26, 2010

My First Thanksgiving

This year was the first year I have cooked Thanksgiving Dinner at my home.  We usually go to Virginia to spend the holiday with my family, but this year, we just couldn't afford it.  So, I invited my mom and my uncle to drive up and spend the holiday with us.  They came in on Wednesday evening and stayed until Friday morning.  Thursday we got up and after a couple cigs and some caffeine, we started the process of cooking.  I have Celiac's Disease so I made a loaf of gluten free bread for the dressing (some ppl call it stuffing), cooked the giblets with celery and onions, put on the green beans, peeled the potatoes for mashed potatoes, Mom made her casserole that my husband loves.  Swiss Vegetable Medley it's called.  Mom made the pumpkin pies and I made a fruit salad.  We had 3 cans of cranberry sauce because my 6 year old can eat a whole can by herself.  She has always liked it.  Her first Thanksgiving she was 7 months old and she got her first taste of cranberry sauce and has been hooked ever since.  All in all it was a great day.  I really enjoyed all the cooking..all the wonderful smells..and spending the holiday with my family.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Now, it's time to start preparing for Christmas.