Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Baking

Since we couldn't be at Grandma's house this year for Thanksgiving I used one of my bowls inherited from her to mix up my famous pumpkin pie. It's a vintage Texasware bowl. It's huge and I love it! As for my pie. I love that too. It's delicious. Adding extra eggs and extra spices is the key.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bittersweet Thanksgiving

I had a chance to run this morning. I like to run on Thanksgiving. Mostly because it is one of the few chances I get to run at my favorite running spot. But today was different. There were no cows mooing in the distance, no plowed cornfields to my right, no river running next to me, no train tracks to cross. Today there was just pavement. It was hard. Today is the first Thanksgiving of a new tradition. One that is bittersweet. You see we have gone to my Grandma's house every year for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. But not this year. It will never be the same.

The other day I was reading this post from Mabel's House and I sobbed. I could recall the digression from beautiful fluid handwriting to scratchy scrawl in my own Grandma. I see it in my Grandpa too. And my heart just aches from the loss.

I will leave you with happy memories of time spent at my Grandma's house. Good news is my parents are buying it as their second home. So more memories will be made there, sadly they will not include my Grandma, at least not in the physical form. But she will always be there in spirit.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Did You Know?

I know it's past Halloween but I came across this video today & just had to share it!