Sayeed and Shelley go to her mother’s home for Thanksgiving every year. At first I used to mind that a lot. But then I thought what the heck, I can have it here before they go and that’s what I have been doing for the last several years.
Last night everyone came over, and we had a lot of fun. The turkey was huge. It was honey cured and hickory smoked…. the only kind my family will eat. Dave my son in law did the honors with that and had the meat removed and sliced in a tray. I had all the trimmings, the mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, the dressing, you name it I had it, PLUS, Indian food. I thought the table looked good.
Tomorrow, Shelley and Sayeed will leave for the western Suburbs of Chicago and on Thursday, we will go to Saadi’s house and have our other thanksgiving brunch with them.
That new person is Meg, Noah’s girl friend.
Sorry about the unfocussed photo. I was not wearing my glasses! DUH!
There was so much food left over. Packed a lot of turkey for Saadi and Dave.
In other news, a few weeks back, a young lady had asked if I could donate a painting to the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual fund raiser. I told her to come and select one, and she took the Peony flower that I had painted. You all know how much a beginner I am with painting, and that flower was painted about three months ago, just when I had started painting.
Today I got a thank you note from the case manager of the event. This is what she said. “Thank you very much for your beautiful painting! Your contribution brought in $250, the most any painting went for, that night!” OMG! I was beyond excited. Felt SO SO SO good.
Okay, that’s all!
This is the peony I had given her. I had taken a [picture of it and saved it in among the pictures here.