~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? ~ Ginny at Small Things
On the reading front, I am mostly reading blogs and reports on screen as I can read and knit that way. I have also decided to try listening to podcasts and have been searching for interesting free ones.
Tomorrow is low pressure as it is just my parents joining us. A nice fun relaxing holiday is what I am going for. My parents are bring salad stuff, dry sausage, and a feta cheese dip my Mom found a recipe for. We are putting out some other cheese, fruit cheese (I made,) summer sausage and cracker and playing games together. For the big meal we are having turkey (with sausage stuffed under the skin,) stuffing, mashed potatoes, acorn squash, mixed veg, rolls, pickled cranberries, and cranberry sauce. For desert, apple pie, pumpkin muffins, and an apple-cranberry crisp. I am making the muffins and pie today to save space and time tomorrow.
Today is Mouse's birthday. We had the party over the weekend and he had a great time. I got extra hugs this morning and help in the kitchen - loading the dishwasher with me and setting the pumpkins to bake. We stopped and got him cupcakes to take in. His school requires all treats to be store bought, annoying on so many fronts, but he was excited. When I was going to school, it was better not to bring a birthday treat than to bring in something store bought.
Have a wonderful holiday or if you live elsewhere have a wonderful day with your friends and family! ~ Julia