My Father’s Tangerine Tree
November 15, 2009
Outside my window... I can see the little house. Someday soon, I need to do a post about the little house- or ‘my house’ as my oldest grandson says.
I am thinking... about the amazing bounty on my father’s tangerine tree.
I am thankful for... my brother. He is a wonderful friend to me and a wonderful father to his son. He has a great sense of humor which is a necessary trait in our family.
From the learning rooms...I am sharing some ideas for studying the novel with one of my interns- who teaches high school English. Most of these ideas came from Daughter #3 who is also a high school English teacher.
From the kitchen... I unloaded Round II of my Thanksgiving groceries including: a spiral sliced ham, cranberry sauce, mandarin oranges, corn bread mix and Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix (that I mix together for cornbread dressing), chicken broth, Sister Schubert yeast rolls, Cool Whip, cherry pie filling for Daughter #3’s Sparkle Salad (my friend Mary Jo’s recipe), and crushed pineapple. I still need pie ingredients, butter, sweetened condensed milk, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, celery, and plastic containers for leftovers for my father and my brother. Round I included the turkey and pumpkin.
I am wearing... my yard clothes.
I am creating... a holiday spirit in my home .
I am going... to watch Baylor play Tennessee this afternoon in Women’s College Basketball. Woo hoo! The season is starting.
I am reading... cookbooks.
I am hoping...for continued willingness.
I am hearing... NFL football in the background.
Around the house... I have boxes and crates of holiday decorations piled high.
One of my favorite things... is my banana smoothie: 8 ounces low-fat milk, 1 small banana, ice, and Splenda. Blend and enjoy.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Box up my Franciscan Madeira pottery- all 5 million pieces of it- so I can use the space; write Thanksgiving letters to my Aunts Mary and Jody in Arizona; work on household paperwork.
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