Friday, November 27, 2020
Well, it's Black Friday and Thanksgiving 2020, is now just a memory. This year wasn't much different than years past. We roasted a turkey, potatoes and carrots, made a sausage zucchini dressing, made my mom's homemade rolls and we had a brownie pie. Oh! and Jack made my dad's wine slush. I made a pumpkin and an apple crumble pie for my son and his family. I always make way too much food, it must be the Italian in me :) But it's ok, I gave my older, single neighbor a big plate to take home. He told me today he is requesting two brownie pies for next year! My son usually comes for a couple hours as he has other places to visit, but this year he stayed home with his girlfriend and they cooked. He always takes leftovers home with him. This year was just so disappointing that I couldn't see them or my granddaughter.
So, this morning I got up, lifted and walked on the treadmill earlier than I normally do. We went outside after lunch and took down all of our fall decorations. I removed all the ears of corn from the cornstalks for the deer or raccoons, whoever gets here first! We then put up our Christmas lights and decorations outside. It is a little bit early for me, as I hate to rush the season. The Christmas tree farm nearby opened today, and they have made me three grave blankets that I need to go pick up. I definitely was not going out there today! It will be a total madhouse there. I think we'll wait until Wednesday to go pick them up, then go next Wednesday for our tree. Yea, I'm still a holdout for a real tree, although every year I swear it's the last one. I just can't find an artificial tree that I like. I finished up my Christmas cards today too. After working 36 years at the post office, I still support them. I've already started my candy making and will start my cookies in a week or so. I send out 5-6 boxes to friends and relatives every year. Another thing I always say I'm going to cut back on, ha!
So, as Thanksgiving is but a memory, it was actually a nice quiet time alone with my husband. I'm wondering if Christmas will be the same? 2020 has definitely been different!