Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving and the Weekend

Thanksgiving Day we went out to dinner at the Cooperage. It was just Keith (Sherry was sick); their son, Reed; Tim; Dan and I. It was a very nice meal, and afterward we came home to our house for homemade pie (pumpkin and pecan), and to watch a couple movies that we rented (Shrek III and an old Red Skelton performance). Nice day, although it seemed a bit off-kilter, without Sherry.

The day turned off cold, at least for Albuquerque. And on Friday morning we awoke to a little bit of snow on the ground. It didn't melt off during the day, because it never warmed up. It was a perfect day for being at home, in front of the fireplace! And, since I had the day off, that's just where I stayed!

A little white stuff on our deck

Friday turned out to be one of the most relaxing days I can remember having in a long, long time. I had already cleaned the house thoroughly on Wednesday, so, on Friday, I had the entire day to do whatever I wanted, guilt-free. Here's a mathematical equation for you:

(An entire day to do what I want) = (Create digital scrapbook pages for Sweetpea)

Here's one of the scrap-pages I did on Friday. I happened to have pictures of both Sweetpea and me on our first pony rides. These photos were begging to be made into a scrapbook page. I'm the one with my mouth open, probably hollering, "Look at me, Mama!"

[Reminder: you can click on the images to see them larger.]

Well . . . if you insist, here's a second one. I made this photo into a sketch-effect. Isn't that a great smile?!

On Saturday I came down with some sort of 24-hour bug. I'm thankful that it came and went quickly, because it wasn't fun while it was here! And today (Sunday) Dan is feeling a bit under the weather, too. I'm praying he will be able to kick it as quickly as I did.

I hope all of you enjoyed this special time, at a bountiful table, with good friends and family.


Kelsey said...

Oh no, I can't see the pony one! I'm sure it's super sweet.

Linda said...

I hope it's fixed now, Kelsey. If not, let me know.

Anonymous said...

Seems like I remember you liked to do the shopping
thing on Friday after I wrong?


Linda said...

Hi Genie!
I avoid shopping any time around Thanksgiving. But maybe what you are remembering is that I used to get up early to do day-after-Christmas shopping at Washington Square. That was back when I was young and crazy! I'm still crazy, but no longer young :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of that crowd too....the "still crazy but no longer young" one....I no longer like those crowds and don't even do that day after Christmas shopping...who could believe it would come to that?


Anonymous said...

Those scrapbook pages are adorable!!!