Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thanksgiving prep

It's time to finalize the plans for Thanksgiving - the menu, the schedule, the headcount, the seating arrangements, or maybe the restaurant reservations!

My very favorite Thanksgiving restaurant has been closed for several years, so we went shopping for a new alternative - last year, we went to an 'all you can eat buffet' for Thanksgiving - it was great - everyone had their favorites, there were no leftovers, and no cleanup - I highly recommend it. Admittedly, it was not as much fun as the time we spent Thanksgiving with my brother and his family in San Diego....

I had just started to have hot flashes that year.... and had not yet realized that wine increased the 'power surges' so my beloved S-I-L and I were having a glass (or two) while we prepped the turkey, peeled potatoes, etc. and along with having the most fun I've ever had in a kitchen - I had ice pops stuffed in my clothes to help counter the 'power surges'.... it's possible we had a little more fun due to the fact that the turkey wasn't done until 8PM, so we had plenty of time for wine and finished the bottle off well before the food was ready to serve.
Good times, good family, good wine! Great combination.


  1. Thea, I couldn't find an email address for you but you mention living in Pleasanton, are you perhaps Thea W. who used to shop at Going to Pieces? I remember you from there, and how sad we were when you moved away!

  2. Hi Pam,
    YES YES YES it really is me - I love how the internet can reconnect old friends (((BIG HUGS TO ALL MY QUILTING PALS IN CA))) I've missed you all soooo much - your insight, inspiration and guidance when I was just a beginner, but still thought "I know how to quilt - why do I need a class?" and how you so gently taught me so much - not just about quilting, but about myself and my - how you helped me grow!! I love 'Going to Pieces' and remember the shop and staff very fondly.

  3. Well I'm glad we're reconnected in blogland! I miss the old GTP days from back then. xo