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Random 5 Friday ~ old toys and traditions

It’s Friday! Time for 5 Random thoughts!  Here we go ~

1.  As is our tradition, the Grand kids spent time going through the various Holiday fliers and circling items for their “wish” lists.   I remember doing this with the Sears Wish Book as a girl.  In fact, my sisters and I would spend hours poring through the book and dreaming of so many pretty things in our stockings come Christmas morning.

Grandkids making 2014 Xmas lists

MJ and AB happily circling …an Emjayandthem (C) photo

2. Oldest boy took this picture before we all dished up yesterday – he’s so much taller than me that I’ve never ever seen my stove from this high up!  I would have to stand on a step-stool to do so.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! He’s 6”3 1/2″ and towers down over my stove.  An Emjayandthem (C) photo

3.  I don’t care how much prepping I do ahead of time the work is done the day of the Holiday ~ I stand and simmer and stir ~ for hours on end.  I love to cook and lose track of time but it’s no wonder I slept so well last night :).

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4.  As our grandson was happily playing new games I’d downloaded to my tablet, I asked our grand-daughter if she might like to play with my Barbie horses.  You see, we keep some Barbies and other toys here but, like me, she’s not into fashion shows or shopping.  Her eyes widened when my 40+ year old horses – Thunderbolt and Pancho – arrived on the scene.  Before long she had established a kitchen chair as the stable and her adventures had begun!

Happy to share my childhood toys with her! An Emjayandthem (C)  photo

Happy to share my childhood toys with my MJ! An Emjayandthem (C) photo

5.  I’m not a wine girl but this made me giggle.  And with that, I’m off to a date night with Hubbs and a big juicy burger!

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Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving!  Do you remember the Sears Wish book?  What childhood toys have you shared or encouraged in your children and grand-children?  How does a burger sound right about now?

 

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Thankful for my glass

After a 5 hour road trip yesterday I was nearly too tired to make the cheese ball.  Until youngest boy reminded me that this is, after all, the official start of the cheese ball season.  So they are made and desserts will be prepped today.  We’ll gather with friends later tonight for easy eats and a raucous visit.  A cozy sleep and this cook will be up early to stuff the bird and play with the Grands. I’ll have two little kitchen helpers to saute and stir – while chatting and giggling and checking on the boys and football.

A gentle reminder from a friend that time of year is difficult for many. Not everyone enjoys a close family or a host of good friends and, for some, the holidays can bring intense loneliness and sadness.  Loved ones who have passed on are missed more than ever.   So on this Thanksgiving Eve I say this – “Go where you’re celebrated, not just where you’re tolerated.”

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Set aside the “how it’s supposed to be,” and the “melon collie” and if you’d like a warm & noisy seat at our Holiday table please consider this is your virtual invite.

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I’m happy to have a glass and am willing to share it – Happy Franksgiving everyone!

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Our dog Frankie. An Emjayandthem(C) photo

 

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord.

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Sunday in threes

1. From breaking a century-old record for November snowfall last week to 50F and rain today – what a weather swing we’ve had here in west Michigan!  I woke up to an uncommon sound for this time of year  – the drip – drip – drip – of rain. Bizarre. But the coffee sure tastes good this morning.

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big cups… Google.images.com

2. Making the grocery list this morning, I realized we’re only a few days from Thanksgiving.  It snuck up on me, again!  I blame the Christmas ads and holiday music for the distraction.  We’ll have our boys and grands – just the 6 of us – so it’s time to get out the cloth napkins, crystal bowls and decorations :).  And, as youngest boy happily announced, this week marks the official start of Cheese ball season!  For my recipe (and his favorite appetizer), click here for my Look No Further Cheese ball recipe. 

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Grandma’s Holiday table .. it took her days to set up!

3. I finally bought a tablet! No, not the AARP one, although that was tempting.  HSN.com has a great deal on a 10″ tablet – in my color choice which was  purple.  It arrived Friday and I have been happily playing around with it ever since.  For more on the deal, click here.

 

What are your Thanksgiving plans?  Any new toys land in your lap?  What food kicks off the Holiday season for your family?

..a cute lil' cheeseball .. all dressed up for the Holiday!

..a cute lil’ cheeseball .. all dressed up for the Holiday!

 

 

 

 

 

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