Post midnight update:
And what a gathering it was:)! John carved the turkey for the first time in 31 years of marriage and I have to say he did a damn good job! It all came about from a video on the New York Times website in which a butcher shows how he carves a turkey. He was so proud, as is demonstrated by his empty turkey carcass:) The food was really good, although the prep work was a bit chaotic for a while. What really was the whipped cream on the pumpkin pie (to switch metaphors) was the fact that I did not have to do dishes:) That was better than anything! I don’t know how to act!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the coming weeks, you will have an unusually large capacity to see what has been invisible and name what has been unspeakable. You will be adept at solving dull old problems and creating brilliant new ones. You will also have extraordinary power to dissolve restrictions and impose creative limitations, outwit evil and dream up tricky ways to be good, drum up freedom and escape apathy,and rebel against or uphold tradition as necessary. Use your amazing mojo craftily, Aquarius!
Thanks, I needed that:)
I love the part about creating brilliant new problems. that is so me:)
I married Joan
What a girl, what a whirl, what a life.
Oh I married Joan
What a mind, love is blind what a wife.
Giddy and gay, all day she keeps my heart laughin’
Never know where her brain has flown.
To each to his own
Can’t deny that’s why I married Joan.
John and I were watching the Family Channel after I got home from work.
Gay all day – yep that’s me. To each his own….. I just laughed my a$$ off on that one:)
Joan Davis used to be my favorite comedienne, probably because she was the only other person I knew with the same name (or so I thought – although I now know her real name was Madonna Josephine something and she was born in Minnesota), and because she was really funny. I remember being in first grade and reading in the newspapers about how she had died of a heart attack at the age of 48 (or 53, depending on when her real birthdate was). I was terribly sad. Isn’t it funny the crazy things you remember?
I am not going to be able to get John’s sweater done by Friday – but it’ll be fun getting it done by Monday, LOL!
Tomorrow is a seminar on representing children – over in College Park – and Wednesday is a goofy hearing (don’t ask) and shopping and cleaning to prep for Thursday. The only music going on this week is tomorrow night’s bell praxis, Wednesday’s service and Sunday’s services.
I am bound and determined to keep moderate in my habits – not use it as an excuse to eat or drink too much. Taste a little of every thing I like, have a glass of wine and call it a day. All I have to do is a turkey and both stuffings. The kids are doing the rest:)
It’s nice when they grow up:)
I just sent this off to the Columbia Sip ‘N Knit Group (a/k/a Columbia Meetup – button somewhere on this blog) and wanted to preserve it for ignominity……
Sung to the Tune of “I am Woman, Watch me Grow” (Helen Reddy)
I am woman
Watch me knit
Don’t give me all your macho shit’
Cause these needles don’t just pick up bits of yarn, fool!
When I’m hookingI’m crocheting
Not that for which guy’s are paying
Now we’ve taken over all your power tools
Whoa yes I’m wide
But it’s a function of my age
Or maybe I’m thin
I’ll just adjust the gauge
If I have to I can knit anything!
I am strong (Strong!)
I am a yarn addict (WHAT?)
I am Woooooomaaaan!
And since I’m on a Thanksgiving rant, let me tell you about all the things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for an extended family that knows love doesn’t mean leaving your brains or your individuality at the door.
I am thankful for John, Kristin, Dori, Donald, Madison, Ruby, Betsy, Danny, Sabrina, JoAnna, Tori and Sonny. They challenge me and provide the core of my life. They love me in spite of myself. And I love them in spite of all outward appearances at times.
I am thankful for kids who are there for each other. I am thankful for a mom who, although was only there for my first almost-9 years, gave me the gifts of love, music and laughter:) May she rest in peace and know we’re all OK.
I am thankful my father is still around to see this family they started.
I am thankful my stepmother puts up with my father (just kidding)- but I am grateful for her! I am grateful for Dan, Dave, Rob, Chris, Kristina, Michelle, Jackie, Laura, Linda and Phil, because most of the “knew me when…”
I am thankful for good health – my own and others’
I am thankful that my kids have been challenged – some of them terribly – and have always risen to the occasion. That humbles me more than I can say I am thankful for a sense of humor that carries me through even the darkest places
I am thankful for Nancy S., one of my truest and dearest friends – knowing her has changed my heart and my very being
I am thankful for Paul C., another one of the same – who I keep waiting to hear tell me I’m crazy – and he hasn’t yet – thank GodasBBL!!!
I am thankful for insulin pumps that have changed the lives of clients and dear friends
I am thankful for the choir and the bell choir, for a sense of community and shared faith and fun
I am thankful for my church, for a faith community who, like my family, doesn’t require blind adherence to an inhuman dogma, but which is constantly looking for ways in which we can be Christ for others
I am thankful for the group of friends from OBHS who found each other here in the MD-DC-VA area and stayed in touch and stayed friends despite many many differences – Peter, Melissa and John, Demetrius and Yanni, Jon and Roni, Perle, Lynn, Deb, and Martin – may he rest in peace!
I am thankful for the group of friends from Middlebury – the college and the town – who have been a mainstay for me of faith and friendship – for Vicki, Mary Beth, Martha, Paul, Ann and Tony, Terry, and even the ones I don’t keep in touch with as much -Father Andy, Janie and Cat. I am grateful for the next generation in our family – for our kids’ and nieces’ and nephews’ kids – and their parents who are working each in their own way to make this world better for their kids.
I am thankful for colleagues who understand what it is to work in our crazy profession and who consistently show that you can still be a human being AND a lawyer!
I am thankful for music, for that thing in which I can lose myself and be at one with the universe (OK I had to get all existential somewhere…)
I am thankful for knitting – that my hands can do something for others that shows my love – oh yeah and knitting too, LOL!
I am thankful for laughter and color
I am thankful for being alive.