Tuesday, November 30, 2010

thanksgiving... and a december project

I've been waffling ever since I read about Reverb 10 on Gwen Bell's blog.
Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what's happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead. With Reverb 10, we'll do both.
Basically: read a prompt daily and write/create a response on your blog/in your journal. I have no idea what the prompts will be about, so may be setting myself up for failure or embarrassment by committing to responding to each of the prompts {publicly!} this December. But I also feel equally as strong that reflecting on the year - this year - will be very good for me. So then, check back this month if you'd like to see how it all goes. Or if you'd like, join me in the process. You can snag your own handy button (look to the right) for your blog after you sign up to participate.

Now on to Thanksgiving reflections....

Tom started his day by fixing our door

I cooked mashed potatoes*, green beans with bacon vinaigrette (magical) and butternut squash bread pudding (delish).

*on the topic of mashed potatoes - I've had a revelation. Mashing is overrated. Whipping them in the mixer makes the creamiest, most amazing potatoes I have ever tasted. Why am I just finding out about this now?

Tom's dad deep fried the turkey...

Tom relaxed...

Tom's sisters carved the turkey...

And Uga observed.

The food was amazing.....

the lovely spread

green beans

butternut squash bread pudding

tom's green bean casserole

Since the day was amazing (temps in the 70's), four of us took advantage and ate our meal outside.

How about you? Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Was yours as warm as mine, or did you see flurries (if you did, I'm jealous!)?

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