This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States. Since 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln declared the 4th Thursday of November as a day of “Thanksgiving & Praise,” it has been a national holiday. Originally celebrated as a harvest festival, it was actually celebrated nationally off and on since 1789 with a Proclamation from President George Washington. For us, it is a quiet day with family and a meal of Turkey and all the trimmings. I always like to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and, of course, DH likes watching the football games.
Last year I cooked a turkey breast in the slow pot. This year I have a small, 9 lb turkey which I hope will fit in the slow pot. My oven isn’t working – it may need a new thermostat – so cooking will be a bit of a challenge. The slow pot, a power pressure pot, and my microwave which is also a small convection oven will be the appliances I will be using.
I’ve done the grocery shopping. The turkey is thawing in the refrigerator. I have the recipes on hand. Today I will make some Spicy Orange-Cranberry Sauce in the Power Pressure Pot. I made this last year, modifying several recipes. Click here to see my post last year. I may play with the recipe a little more this year.
The day after Thanksgiving is known as “Black Friday,” a shopping day. I don’t ‘do’ Black Friday shopping. I’m not fond of pushy crowds. Plus, this year, the commercials have been all about “Black Friday” sales since Halloween. My inbox has been flooded with Black Friday and Pre-Black Friday sales. They just get deleted unread. The day will be spent listening to Christmas music and sewing. Probably no cooking this weekend – can you say “Leftovers.” LOL!!
On the PT front, yesterday I spent the day doing lots of laundry which includes going up/down the basement stairs. I did LOTS of stairs. Today I will go to Out-Patient PT. Only 4 more weeks and I will be finished. I will continue exercising at home after that.
Mary-Thon Challenge – Mary’s Mile – begins on Friday. DH & I have committed to doing a minimum of 1 mile a day for 26 out of 30 days. Maybe not in the beginning, but I’m hoping to get 2-4 miles on the Exercise Bike and 1 mile on the Treadmill.
I am thankful for family and friends, and thankful for all who follow and read my blog. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate Thanksgiving. Hoping you get some stitching done this weekend.
Happy Stitching & Moving!