Thursday, November 23, 2006

A happy day to all.

Even y'all who aren't celebrating Thanksgiving. (And those of you who are, and don't want to be, may your day be short, perhaps with a nice wine to take the edge off.)

We've had a nice day so far - I got to cook dinner ALONE! Without having to ride herd on the baby! My mother-in-law took over baby duty and I had a lovely, peaceful day, cooking. (I like to cook, if allowed to do it my way, in my own time, with everyone leaving me alone. They did.) At the moment everyone is parked in front of the TV (Sci-Fi is running a Eureka marathon), reading papers, doing puzzles, and attempting to digest. I'm thinking I need a head start on that pumpkin pie I baked last night; they've got a lemon merengue to keep them happy, shouldn't I get to eat the pumpkin pie myself?

We'll see if I get away with it.

This was sort of the baby's first Thanksgiving; she was around for last year's, but wasn't eating solid food other than rice cereal, and I figure, if you can't eat on Thanksgiving, it's almost like not being there. This year she had a lovely time. She appears to have a prefrence for corn bread and cranberry sauce, and doesn't like green beans.

That's a Baltic amber necklace the baby's going for in that picture; apparently my kid has good taste in jewelry.

Now I'm gonna go skein yarn for the dye pot tomorrow. Oh, and I've got the fingers of the Knucks done, and half of one hand. (I figure once they're done, it's speed knitting on the scarves. Urgh.) Aaaand, I got my lopi for my jacket for the steek-along. Photos soon.

6 comments:

Bells said...

What a pretty pumpkin she is. She should be in a pie. :-)

Jejune said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Thanksgiving was our absolute favourite holiday when we lived in the States... a real focus on being with family and friends, sort of the quiet before the insane storm that is Christmas.

Glad you got some no-baby cooking time - a real treat when you're used to having a little 'helper' hindering every move!

Sheepish Annie said...

Have a wonderful day and eat all the pie you want. You did all the cooking, right??? ;)

Amy Lane said...

Arwyn's favorite so far has been the sweet potateos... and Kewyn's enjoying drinking fizzy apple juice from the glass...

April said...

It's The Baby! Awww, she gets cuter every day. Eat all the pumpkin pie you want, you deserve it.

Bells said...

hey Julie, do we get a picture of the baby lying around post-thanksgiving meal, clutching her belly and saying, no more! I couldn't take another bite.

I reckon that'd be funny. :-)