Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Tuesday morning was cold enough to have a fire in the den while I had my quiet time and then later Louis Dean and I did our Bible reading and read the next to last chapter of Cheaper by the Dozen.

I love all things warm and cozy!

I spent the day doing errands.....I started in Irving and then drove to Dallas and decided to stop at the Goodwill on Midway. I saw several shoppers loading their vehichles with all kinds of Christmas treasures as I parked and went in. Alas, they must have taken every good thing in the store because I came out empty handed. It happens. I shopped the Aldi and Walmart for Thanksgiving things for us as well as Lillian's list before going to the Bell's for a visit and to pick up our kitties.
They kept them for a couple of weeks while we were at the ranch.
Amber and her family tells us they are so well mannered and behaved.
We did get two great kitties!
So did she and so did Benjamin!
Ginger and Klaus.
They will all be together again Thanksgiving night when we gather at the Bells - kittens in tow - for one of Amber's famous soup suppers and Christmas Chronicles 2 movie!!
Who knew these kittens from the country would bring such joy to our family??

I accomplished my errands, came home right before dark and went straight  to work on making my Company Mashed Potatoes - with sour cream and cream cheese - and is best made ahead of time.
Plus I scraped all the seeds out of my home grown jalapeno peppers and filled them with cream cheese to make pepper poppers for Thanksgiving in Fort Worth at Nita's.

It was nice this Thanksgiving Eve morning to go in and wake up the kitties - they stay in their kennel during the night.
I crack a fresh egg into a bowl each morning and sometime at night and they seem to enjoy it.
 Good for them!

I think they are happy to be home even though they absolutely LOVE being at the Bells!

Good morning, Tabitha!!
So many times I call her July!




July was Amber's cat!
She got her in July in 1992 and she lived for 22 years and was an amzing kitty.

Can you see why???
That's why I think Samantha and Tabitha will be here for the rest of our lives.
Then they will go live with Amber!

Today was baking day for Louis Dean!

He made 80 homemade dinner rolls - each weighing 1.78 ounces!
He did an amzing job and all the rolls turned out perfectly!!
Not ONE burned.
I may have gone in the kitchen and told him - repeatedly - to check them while they were baking.
I know my oven better than he does!
That bottom rack is hotter than the top one.
I know that better thna he does because I bake so many cookies and muffins.

So while Louis Dean was baking......

I was decorating!
The foyer.

Samantha loves the sparkle and the ribbon!

Both kittens have been entertaining themselves - and US!

It was a good Thanksgiving Eve.
The house got warm with the baking so Louis Dean and I took our evening wine outside to the gazebo where it was so much cooler.

And Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!



Bluebird49 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving day, and KNOW you will!! Your foyer is gorgeous, like a fairyland, and wonderful kitty pictures.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This year Thanksgiving will truly be a year to give thanks for all things good, despite the lack of some family get togethers. Happy 🦃 to you and Louis Dean and your family, Linda. Thanks too for your always positive outlook and sharing your life.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Happy Thanksgiving Linda....tell LD to send me one of those rolls. They look amazing. Please tell Lillian hello when you visit her. I know this last 7 months has been long and lonesome for those in care facilities. Thank you for always being an encourager in Blogdom. We need it more than ever.

Changes in the wind said...

Nice to have the kittens back and those rolls look wonderful!! Happy Thanksgiving:)

Sandra said...

The house is looking wonderful and so do those rolls yum yum! I wish Bob baked but then I would weigh 230 pounds. I don't know how you keep your weight down with all the wonderful food that y'all are always cooking. Have a Happy Thanksgiving I'm so glad you got the kitties it's fun for you and fun for us to see them

Jan said...

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all ! Those rolls look so delicious. Good on Louis Dean. Nice go have help in the kitchen so you could get your decorating done. The kittens are adorable and make you so happy! How wonderful everything looks.

photowannabe said...

And a very Blessed Thanksgiving to you and Louis Dean too.
Cozy that's what I call your home.
How delightful that you can be with all of your family.
There's so much to be thankful for.
I can't wait to see all of your photos from your special day.

Carole said...

Just imagining the fantastic smell created by all that baking. Have a lovely day. Cheers

Tina said...

I think dinner rolls are my favorite part of Thanksgiving and LD's look amazing! Hope you both have a wonderful day!

Susie said...

Linda, Those kittens are sweet. But hey what about LD, my gosh those rolls looked wonderful. So good you got to enjoy baking , decorating, and cat antics. Blessings to all of you, love you xoxo, Susie
p.s. sure hope your siblings are doing well.