Posted : 11/27/2015 6:51:13 PM
Kate, your meal with all the garden-grown ingredients must have been delicious. I wish you could Air Express some leftovers to our house this evening! We don't have any leftovers, which is actually a good thing because our meal yesterday was not very good. We ate at the assisted living facility where my MIL lives. They served a "traditional" meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce & stuffing, but it was pretty blah. It reminded me of what we got in the cafeteria at school when they served turkey. Instant potatoes, mushy beans, etc.
It was a quick meal (fortunately, we were seated with another resident and her two family members, who were very friendly, so we enjoyed a fun conversation. DH didn't want to stay long after we ate, as he's there so often anyway, so we were home before 2pm. But at least we got MIL out of her room, dressed, and engaged with others for an hour (she refuses all activity normally). At home we watched football, I made some calls back to CT, and DH made stuffed shells for dinner. No surprise, his dish was far better than our lunch!
Unusually cold weather still today -- our birdbath water was frozen solid. DH chipped out the big chunks and Ruby grabbed one and did a few zoomies with it. We couldn't pass up being outside with such bright blue skies, so we took her for a walk on a new trail by a wetlands area not far from our house. No one there but us, and she had fun sniffing new smells.
Ginger, I can just imagine poor Garth dealing with the cone of shame. Glad to hear his surgery went well, and hopefully he can ditch the cone for good soon. Glenda, I wish I had a suggestion for a car barrier for Dixie so you don't have to use a crate. Someone needs to invent a doggy seat belt and harness that's made from indestructible NASA materials!
I, too, am grateful for my fellow dog-loving friends and hope yesterday was the start of a peaceful holiday season for all of you!