We have clear skies with chilly temperatures this morning. I'm fixing myself a cup of sugar free hot chocolate and sitting down to make out my shopping list for Thanksgiving next week.
I'm running a bit behind this year in preparations as I've had a flare-up of vertigo and costochondritis again this week. The vertigo is much better today and Advil has been helping the chest pain tremendously.
My menu for Thanksgiving is the usual turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans or corn, garden salad, and rolls. I used to fix extra dishes such as a fruit salad and scalloped oysters, but we just don't need that much food. I'll fix a pie or two and I'm hoping I can find the recipe for the sugar free pumpkin pie I used to make for my dad who was diabetic.
Do you fix the traditional turkey dinner or will you skip the cooking and go out to eat this year?
My daughter got started on blood pressure meds this week and I'm hoping that will help bring those numbers down soon. She stayed home from work a few days to rest...doctor's orders.
She's ready to begin decorating for Christmas when she has the time and energy. As much as I love fall, I'm already getting a bit tired of the orange pumpkins and decor around the house and am thinking about getting the trees out, but will probably wait until after Thanksgiving. Do you put your tree up before Thanksgiving? I've seen a few already up and shining brightly in the windows as we drive by at night.
The Pioneer Woman has her new Christmas line of dishes out at Wallyworld. They are very pretty and oh so tempting, but I don't need more dishes and I still love my Pfaltzgraff Winterberry plates and mugs.
Do you have Ree's new cookbook? I'm going to put that on my wish list this year. It looks interesting and I have a few of her other cookbooks. Even though I don't cook like I used to, I love to read cookbooks!
I'm wondering if the squirrel has a nest in this tree. It's interesting to me to see all the squirrel nests that have been built high up in the trees. They are much more noticeable once the leaves begin falling.
With the vertigo
Such is my life these days. Exciting, huh? Trying to get well and puttering around with one thing or another, but not accomplishing very much. I've been limiting my time on the computer due to the vertigo, so that means I've visited less in blogland and am lucky to get one post a week done. I'm also hoping to be well enough to take a little road trip soon.
When I get the laundry caught up today, I'm going out to shop for the Thanksgiving turkey. I have a recurring dream that the day has arrived and I haven't yet bought the turkey. lol! That's actually never happened, but I still have the dream each year.
Happy Thursday to you!