We are not having Thanksgiving at our house.
Jill and the grand kids are in Colorado with their other grandparents. Jake will be going to the cabin at Rockaway for the weekend. He'll skip Thanksgiving in favor of the freedom to do as he wants. By tomorrow evening his cousin and family will be joining him there.
We are not joining other family this year. With my brother-in-law battling cancer, I felt my sister had enough going on with just their big family.
Tom and I will be going to dinner at 1:00 at the restaurant where we have Friday morning breakfast, because they have a Thanksgiving buffet. Then we will go for a walk before coming back home, perhaps to make wreaths.
But I baked pies anyway.
The berry pie is for Jake, his favorite. He will stop by in the morning on his way to the Oregon coast. The pumpkin pie is for me, because we have to have pumpkin pie! It's good for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. :-)
I also made fruitcake today.
Now it has been wrapped in brandy soaked cheesecloth, sealed in a plastic bag, and will sit on a shelf in the pantry until Christmas.
I had my baking done by 12:30, and after my lunch hour, we spent the rest of the day setting up my new Levono lap top. Our tech guy bailed on us, so we are on our own. Progress is slow, but we're coming along. If I can get my iPhone to send photos to it, I'll be in business to blog on it. Our big hang up is an email glitch and account/password issue. On line Microsoft help was no help. We'll get back to it later.
Once we get this little one set up, we'll tackle that big one you see on the counter to the left. The process should be similar.
We'll be balancing baking and decorating with computer learning for a while. Oh, and I'll need to figure out the gift shopping. I guess we'b better keep this old desk top computer going until the online shopping is done!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. We'll be adapting to change. As they say, change happens.