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Monday, 21 November 2016

This and That










Our week began in a sad way when we received a call early this morning that my DH's oldest brother died rather suddenly. He would have turned 81 on the 24th of this month. And we are reminded again that " The rope that tethers life to eternity frays when we least expect it"


On a brighter note, our two trees are up and the lights have once again been painstakingly put on yet look like we just threw them on. I know there's a trick to getting them to look right but we have never found it. Nevertheless in due time I will cover as much of the trees as I can with ornaments and garland  and we won't notice.  I knew a woman who used to shove her decorated tree in a closet after Christmas and the next year just get it out again. That may have been just a little extreme.

I just popped a casserole of stew in the oven for our supper.  I always feel that if I have the oven on I should make more than one thing. But I don't feel inspired to make anything else.  On the weekend I tried a recipe for a lemon square that  I found on the Pioneer Woman's blog.  It turned out okay but I don't think I'll make it again. I have so many different recipes for lemon squares that I really don't need another one.
 

Have a great week.   I know many of you will be busy getting ready for Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting,


              Granny Marigold


10 comments:

  1. I'll be cooking and carrying this Thanksgiving. I'm busy making lists and getting organized. Tomorrow I start cooking.

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  2. So sorry for your family's loss.

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  3. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law.
    We are gearing up for Thanksgiving here. I won't be the host, but I will bring an apple pie, rolls and a vegetable side dish. Looking forward to the yearly turkey dinner.

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. I do the same thing with recipes. Why, when I find a good recipe that we like, can I just leave it at that? Why do we keep trying new ones?

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  5. It would be very sad when we experience a loss in our family...

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  6. I am sorry for you loss. I did like your quote " The rope that tethers life to eternity frays when we least expect it" we never know when we are at the end of that rope! Yes I have much to be thankful for...Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  7. Sincere condolences for your loss. I am never good at lights so now I don't bother with them on the tree, it takes away the stress. Take care.

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  8. Sorry for your loss. Hard to get inspired to do much after that.

    My son always did the lights on my tree. Since he moved out, I haven't decorated a tree. I tell him I won't until he comes and does the lights for me. He gently reminds me that they make trees with the lights on. Not the same, says I. LOL!

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  9. Hi G.M. so sorry to hear about your brother in law.
    With our cold blustery weather I spent most of Sunday in the kitchen. The house warmed up nicely and the freezer is full.
    Happy Christmas Tree decorating!

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  10. My thoughts are with you and your family. Very sorry to hear this sad news. Chris

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