Thanksgiving was a lovely day, with Wendy and Jeremy and their two beautiful dogs, Margie and Lily, present for a nice traditional dinner and lots of good fun. I was pretty lazy; the kids did most of the cooking, and that was fine by me. Of course the best thing about any holiday is a chance to share it with people you love, and I sincerely hope your celebrations were as joyous as ours.
I didn’t think I ate that much, but I must have been in a turkey coma, because I slept so deeply, I had a hard time waking up this morning. I guess I must have gotten more tryptophan than I thought.
I made a quick grocery store run today, but I steered WAY clear of the Black Friday frenzy everywhere else. Since I’m coming down with a slight cold, I decided to make a batch of chicken soup–it really IS medicinal, you know–and I have a big kettle of bone broth simmering away, too. I’ll tell you more about that next week, though I’m sure many of you are aware of the phenom. For now, it’s enough to say, this cowgirl loves a cup of homemade bone broth when she’s feeling a little less than great.
I’ve also been listening to books, of course, because I am ALWAYS listening to books. I have been on a YA kick for a while, so I took in “Circus Mirandus” by Cassie Beasley (wonderful story, full of magic!) and “The Whizbang Machine”, by Danielle A Vann. This is the first of a series and I can’t wait for more–nonstop action and some spots so tight I wondered how the characters would get out of them. Working with the Civil War every day, specifically the Battle of Gettysburg, I’m happy to listen to books for young folks just for a change.
Hope you enjoy your weekend, and your leftovers–the best part of a turkey dinner.