We have a list made, turkey, bread cubes, veggies, fresh yams, pumpkin, rolls, etc. I have a new Thanksgiving tablecloth and napkins, and after dreaming of a crystal candelabra for years I got one on Amazon. It took me quite some time to put on all these crystals this morning after the UPS man brought the box! I have to admit, I fell in love with a similar candelabra while watching Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley and some other wonderful historical dramas, such as Young Victoria.
I found a box of Norwegian hand-dipped candles in my "candle storage area" and put them in. We're ready for a candle-lit dinner next Thursday!!
Our family unit is smaller now, it will just be our 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 4 grandsons for dinner. Ten people. No need for an extra table as our old farm table seats 10. Our daughter and two granddaughters will be having their first Thanksgiving in Ohio, the first year they will not be with us. :-|We had a sunny day on Tuesday so I took my Queen Anne's Lace scarf out on the deck for a photo session. I'm not sure this is the best way to display it, but it's long so it's kind of hard. I've worn this scarf at the Annual Meeting I presided over on Monday and also out to dinner night before last and I've gotten lots of compliments on it. It sure brings lots of color to my wardrobe!
I love the jewel tones in this, the drenched color, but it's not eye-killing bright. I posted the pattern for this scarf a few posts ago. Scroll down.. :-)
We got a call from our son yesterday - our DIL, Kristi, was at the bedside of her beloved grandmother as she was slipping away and he asked if we could come stay with the boys while he got some sleep (he works nights). So, we picked up some take-out chicken and headed there. We all had lunch together and I left grandpa with the boys (one was napping) and headed to the pool for my hour swim. When I arrived back at our son's home, Kristi was there.. her grandmother had passed away. She was at her side and thanked us for coming to their aid. She asked if she could go back and join her family, so we loaded up the boys and brought them home with us. She is going to miss her grandmother, she admired her a lot and loved her immensely.
Thanks for visiting.. ((hugs)), Teresa