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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day ramblings...

I published this last night - Thanksgiving night - but apparently it posted below some other posts...I had to do some finaggling(sp?)to get it to show up here....who knows...

There are so many things I have been wanting to post about, so I'm just going to ramble. Let's go back to Tuesday....

What an exciting day. I called my friend and said, "Hey, let's go President stalking!"
What? she said. "I did that when Reagan came here and I got in trouble."
"What'd you do?" I ask.
"I got on the roof at Penney's and the police made us get down. It was noted in the paper the next day. "
All these years and I never knew that about her! So I explain that I didn't quite have that in mind. I was thinking more of going to the new Irish Pub for lunch and seeing if he shows up. Maybe hanging out in downtown Kokomo a bit.

When we got downtown, people were lining up down by the fire station. So, we had to go have a look-see. And there he was...pulling into the fire station! Twas exciting. So I was snapping pic after pic after pic on my cell phone. My husband took my camera to work with him, because the Pres was going to Chrysler that day. Well, long story short....somehow I have lost all the pics on my phone. All of them. They're gone. 80 pics gone. So much for that story.

So, thankfully my husband had his pics. And I know how to download pics from my camera without losing them. And for the record, the Pres waved at me and my friend, but My Shug....well he got to shake his hand.

And since this is not a political blog, and it is MY blog, I'm going to say this....
I was reading this book by Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat, Pray, Love." And this very wise Balinese medicine man says the following when Elizabeth tells him some people like to argue about God. "Not necessary," he said. "I have good idea, for if you meet some person from different religion and he want to make argument about God. Never argue about God with him. Best thing to say is, 'I agree with you.' Then you go home, pray what you want. This is my idea for people to have peace about religion."
I feel the same about politics.
Let's all sing together.....Leeet there beeee PEACE ON EARTH and let it begin with meeee.....(I SAID SING WITH ME- now come on .....sing)

So, yesterday when I was making pies, I was thinking....I make my edges like this....with my fingers bent...I use my knuckles to make the rippled edges. My knuckles and a finger, not a thumb.

So would I be allowed to join the Coop Keeper's "Pie Gang" http://http//
or would I have to start a separate chapter, for those people who use knuckles

(notice the fresh flowers Queen? I do that because A24 does it! So glad she's back by the way.)

So, for Thanksgiving we went to my parent's house. I made pies and a turkey. Instead of one big turkey, Mom made one and I made one. When my Shug came home from checking on our house that we are building (it rained all night and he wanted to see if it was flooded - it was not) he walked in and saw this

and he said, "yeeaaa, Martha Stewart's back!" I used to do A LOT of Martha stuff. I'm slowly making a comeback.

And did ya see that blanket thrown across the chair in my picture above? It's old and torn and I thought I'd make a white Christmas with it. So, I made this star.

I was going to make several of them and hang them by threads here and there, and maybe make some pillows with Noel, Joy, and other things embroidered on them. I'm trying to do some simple crafty things because I don't seem to have time for much else. It felt so good to sew again. And speaking of crafty....I'm starting to get a little envious of The Queen and TH. Did you see the things they've been making. Elfin hats, hand warmers, and chicken pot holders. Yes, I'm envious. TH even knows how to download pics from her phone.

Another crafty person is my President stalker friend. She's the one with the booth at Treasure Mart. 20% off of everything in the booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this Thanksgiving day weekend.

She took old fashioned pins and put them on ornaments with ribbons. Only 2 bills each.

If you need to get this wreath down

you can quickly borrow a chair from a neighbor's booth. But do it quickly, and make sure no one is around to see you. And don't break it for crying out loud. And remember, no one can see you do it.

I need to go now. I'm tired. I've been having heart palpitations. I do that sometimes and it wakes me up at night a lot. And I need to cut out some coupons for shopping tomorrow. I'm not getting up that early though. I don't really have that much shopping to do. You do realize only one month until Christmas right? Are you going shopping? Or are you making your gifts this year?

Chat with ya later,
Good night and Happy Thanksgiving weekend,


  1. Your pies are loverly. Yum!
    Mom made my favorite old fashioned sugar cream pies... and I made grape/cranberry salad... which was dee-light-full!

    We'll get those photos off your phone. Have no fear...

    My laptop has locked me out. So I have to use the desktop computer downstairs... yuk!

    Hope you have a loverly day!

  2. But...what happens when a politician thinks he is God....?
    Now, that IS worth hashing it least ...I believe...
    I will be good,Bee Lady but I refuse to be one of the awe stricken Sheeples......
    P.S whilst God was in Kokomo, our Government still didnt have a budget...which was due in October.
    Ahhhhh well....priorities

    Anyhoo ...nice pies . That booth of your friends keeps growing...i might have to check it out.

  3. Hiya Cindy-Bee. Pretty pies. I can never do my fluting quite right. Let's just call my pies "rustic-looking."

    No, my flowers are not fresh. I have been made fun of before by G.B. and QOW for my fake flowers. I like them! I don't have a green thumb, okay? I've heard that REAL flowers actually need water and stuff. Do you think that's true?

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  4. TH - Well thank you about the pictures on my phone, but according to my cousin, I apparently downloaded my default settings and no pics. I took some trial pis to practice with but I was doing the same thing. I reckon I'll have to go online and read how to download them since the people at T-mobile know less about my phone than I do. Now you are freaking me out about your laptop locking you out. How does that happen?

    Queen - Thanks for being nice. I actually worked at the court house for a year and a half. I quit when I came home crying every day. I was young and naive' at the time. Truth is, I'd probably still come home crying!

    Pammy Sue - I love rustic looking pies. As a matter of fact, what I have started doing is just rolling out the pie dough really big, plopping the dough in the pan, plopping in the filling, then just folding over the extra dough. Easy and rustic. The only reason I didn't do it this time is because it was Thanksgiving. I thought I should be a tad more formal. And um...stick to the plastic flowers!

    Cindy Bee


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