Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cat, 3AM, I'm sensing a theme...

The cat hasn't exactly embraced the new dog. However, she is starting to spend time in the same room with her (although usually from a high perch). This morning TB'D decided that I'd slept long enough and we went downstairs to tend the fire. Cooper came along, as she usually does, but this time the cat tolerated it. Not only tolerated it, but came to sit on my lap for a good petting session. This is a Thanksgiving miracle!

Since I was up anyway, I got a jump start on my Thanksgiving prep work. I like to dismember the turkey before roasting and it's always a treat to see me wrestle a 15 pound bird around. Fortunately Chris was still asleep so there aren't any pictures. But the bird has been parted out, seasoned, and the leftovers thrown in a pot for the gravy. I've just finished drying the bread for Mom's stuffing and I've got the breast in the oven to get a jump start on the roasting process. Sautéed green beans with garlic and lemon as our main veggie. I save the mashed taters and sweet potato casserole for day two rather than overfilling the plates on the Big Day.

Looks like we'll be eating around 2 today. Will finish just in time to watch some football!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - I hope you have much to be thankful for.


  1. I absolutely adore your home - it's so well thought out!! So happy your Thanksgiving miracle happened fairly quickly. When we brought Emerson and Oliver {dogs} home I swear we didn't see Cait {cat} for a year. She absolutely refused to come downstairs to what she deemed their turf. And of course, since they rarely saw her, and they were crazy puppies, she was mauled the few times she actually did put her brave pants on and come down. :)

    1. Thanks Staci. We're so happy with how the house is performing. You spend so much time planning and it's nice when it actually works the way you want.