So what have I been up to this past week? Well, mostly getting ready for and recovering from Thanksgiving. I don't host any get-togethers at my house anymore. I used to and I kind of wish I could again, but my dad is in a wheelchair and he wouldn't be able to make it up my stairs into the house and certainly couldn't get up the stairs to the bathroom. Instead, my family has dinner at my mom's house on Thursday, and we have dinner with Chad's family on Friday.
That said, I do some cooking for Thanksgiving dinner. This year, I made the rolls, the Turkey, and the gravy. The bird came out really nice this year!
I wet brined it and it was amazingly moist and flavorful. We're still enjoying the leftovers! I also learned how to properly truss a turkey this year, too, yay!
I have a couple of crafty projects in the works at the moment, too, though I haven't been able to work on them as much as I'd like to. I have a PC project in the works that I forgot to take a picture of, and I also have a cute Christmas table runner being put together.
We also got our Christmas tree up this weekend! We don't like to decorate it right away though. We want to kind of draw out the joy of Christmas, so we do a little bit of decorating and celebrating at a time.
The theme for the runner is perfect for the mood of the day. When I woke up, I saw this out the window:
It's a little hard to see in the picture, but what that is, is about a foot of snow on the roof outside my window. When I saw that I knew I had to get up because we'd have to shovel the snow. This is what the front looked like (after shoveling the porch):
We've being hammered with snow today. It was literally up to my knees at my mom's house and it's still coming down. Thankfully Chad can work from home (he's a programmer). That's really handy on days like today because we shovel not one, not two, but three houses (ours, our elderly neighbors', and my mom's), and it takes us 1-2 hours to get it all done. Phew! I'm grateful I have him to help me. I'm also grateful that we bought a couple of snowblowers a couple years back. It used to be a lot harder and take a lot longer when we did it all by hand.
Had to get the drying rack up because shoveling creates a bunch of wet clothing!
Remember to check back on Friday when I'll be posting the third installment of the Snowman stitch-along! Stay warm!