Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, Thanksgiving week

Everything that happens on Thanksgiving is set by how you approach the day before it.

I try to focus on this small truth as I get up at dawn to open the coop for the cheepers. I have a strong tug to bed afterwards: go back under cover, warm up, it'll get done, it'll get done.

But I know better. I need to fire the engines!

I start with farmhouse cleaning.

Followed by breakfast.

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And then I have a quick errand to do at the store and I hear that Snowdrop is anxious to come shopping too, so we set out: the girl, her mom and me. Four photos that I think illustrate why the girl loves a shopping adventure:

(orange slices!)

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gaga, did you drop your (short) shopping list??

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I love it all!

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The three of us come back to the farmhouse. It's a wet day, but Snowdrop wants a quick run outside.

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Indoors now. Lunch first. Sushi! My, but does Snowdrop love sushi!

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She plays, her mom keeps an eye on things, I bake.

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Pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan crust.

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Then the nutty cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

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And the cornbread -- I have to do that tonight as well!

Done! Snowdrop and her mom go home. I may or may not get to the apple pie crust tonight. But I'm doing well! I'm not completely behind and overwhelmed! I am in control!

The air is damp, the lights twinkle.

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What a beautiful week it is!