Thursday, November 26, 2009
Close to Nowhere
...to look a lot like Christmas!
Driving through the square Tuesday morning, I watched the guys from HSUD in the lift trucks (aren’t those called cherry pickers?) hanging the Christmas lights around the square. Made me happy!
The week of Thanksgiving is a good one for me, normally, and this year promises to live up to my expectations.
It’s my favorite holiday — I have my family around and we get to eat for three days!
Both my brothers will be at my house this Thanksgiving. As one works at Methodist University Hospital and the other at the VA hospital and daughter Dana works at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, I never know who will be working and who will be off for any holiday. This year, everyone is off!
We’ll have a much healthier Thanksgiving dinner this year than in years past though.
I’ve got to do research on what Pop can eat — not only is he diabetic, he’s also on a special diet for his kidneys and that one is hard! He can’t eat most of his favorite things (tomatoes for instance).
Dennis, my oldest brother, has had eye problems related to diabetes, so he’s really following the American Diabetes Association diet (and doing it well!)
The turkey won’t be a problem — regular old way will cook him just fine.
The dressing is “iffy” and I’ll make gravy but I’m not sure who can eat it. Rolls are a problem, as are potatoes, both sweet and Irish.
The green bean casserole will have to be altered and I’m not even making desserts (cheesecake was a must-have, now, it’s a can’t-have). The granddaughters will get their pumpkin pies though!
It certainly won’t hurt us to eat healthier; in fact, it’s a great idea year-round. And, I’ve had to alter recipes considerably since Pop’s heart surgery earlier this year anyway.
None of that is important. What is important is that we’ll all be gathered at my house for the day.
I will be giving my thanks all day long...
• Only 29 days until Christmas!
My granddaughters have been giving me lists for weeks now. Mere had said repeatedly, “I don’t want any Sims games.” I may have to get her one “just because.”
I really can’t say much about their lists — I told Pop (again) that I sure needed new shelves in my sewing room and I knew where they were on sale.
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