And so it is Thanksgiving. Another meal eaten and another year older, and lots to be thankful for.
It snowed today, this Thanksgiving Eve. I went out in it on lunch for a quick trip to Hallmark and to the grocery store and it was really coming down. Snow definitely puts you in the holiday spirit. A stranger in the parking lot even said to me, “It’s a beautiful day!” And indeed it is. I have lots to be thankful for this year. Here are pics of the front and back yard taken when I arrived home from work this evening.
I miss my flowers and gardening, but I know they’ll come again in a few months. For now, it’s nice to reflect on other things for the holiday and winter season. The snow helps to remind me of that.
Another foodie pic from the weekend. This is a new recipe from Pinterest. Chick pea and Cauliflower salad that you can serve warm or cold. It was pretty tasty so we made it again to take for lunch this week. We were getting tired of sandwiches for lunch and wanted to find healthy alternatives for this winter. I have another to show you tomorrow!
I had an author event back on the 13th which I forgot to post about. It was at a local library that holds a local author book fair each year. I was on the waiting list for it last year and did not get to attend, so I immediately signed up when the chance came up for this year.
There were about 40 or so authors there. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it around the room to meet very many of them and only spoke to who I already knew or who stopped by our table. I sold two books which is never bad. I actually sold 3 books at work that day before the event which was even better!
Yes, I’m posting a pic of my new tool set. I’m not a craftsman, handy man, or power tool junkie. I am usually one of those people who have made it through most of their life with nothing more than a hammer, a screwdriver, and maybe a wrench or two, and an Allen wrench but only because it came free with something that had to be assembled at one time.
This tool set was free too!
This year I celebrated my ten year anniversary with my company in which you get a cash award added to your check, a framed certificate for your cubicle wall, and a prize catalog from which you can pick a gift. It reminds me of those grade school candy sales where you got to pick a certain gift from a certain page based on how many boxes of candy you sold. I used to shoot for the minimum 8 boxes to get a stuffed animal or one of those Rubix Cube Snakes. Once I remember getting a camera that never worked.
I got the catalog back in July, and yes, I waited that long to pick a gift. I had things to choose from like watches, jewelry, a new cutlery set, a tent, steak knives, a coffee pot, a pressure cooker, a leveler, sawhorses, a lamp, a CD player… a bunch of nice things that I don’t really need. So… I went with the tool set.
Yep, it’s another foodie pic from last weekend in the kitchen. I love to cook more in the winter season, and I probably have the pounds to show for it. There’s nothing like comfort food on a cold day. These are my breakfast frittatas or little quiche if you prefer that. Pretty simple really…just eggs, sausage, spinach, onion, peppers, and salsa. They taste better the next day. I had two for lunch on Monday!