Friday, November 25, 2022



Hello, friends!  I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.  I sure did.

The day before I had made my pumpkin pie and tried to clean up as much as possible.  It is a monumental task.  In fact, it is much bigger than I originally thought as I found out when I went to clean up the kitchen.  So many things I found there when I moved the chair we never use.  Wow!  You know what I am doing today.  Now I really have to clean.

I picked up my friend Donna around noon time.  She had been coming over in the morning to visit and then going to her cousin's house.  But that fell through, and she would never invite herself over.  But when she asked me to drop her off at McDonald's on the way home so she could get a sandwich for dinner I immediately told her she was going to eat with us.  That led to the great kitchen clean up.

Donna brought a cheese babka and a box of Walker shortbread cookies shaped like little sheep.  It was fun to sit and nibble and talk.  

Joe left to go visit his niece for an hour or so.  I was invited but didn't go.  Instead, Donna and I sat and watched "The Great British Baking Show -- Christmas Edition" and talked.  And talked.  We were still doing this when Joe got back.  He watched the show with us and then went down the street to 7-11 to get us bottles of water.  We never did get to the store to get a case of water.  He came back with water, soda and iced tea.  Then it was time for dinner.

I had gotten a turkey breast tenderloin at Lidl's when I went the other week.  I had never seen a turkey tenderloin and wasn't sure how it would turn out.  I made it in the air fryer just like I do a pork tenderloin.  It turned out fantastically!  So good.  And I don't like turkey.  But I would definitely buy it again.  I also had stuffing, green beans, gravy and jellied cranberry sauce shaped like a can.  Because as we say in my family, "It's not really cranberry sauce if it's not shaped like a can."  Everything was fantastic!  For dessert was the pumpkin pie and it was so good also.

I took Donna home about 6:30 p.m.  It was such a fun day and I so enjoyed it.  

But starting today is the great Christmas clean up.  We are going to do our best to get things under control in a month.  Yikes!  What am I getting myself into?  I know it will be worth it in the end.  I am going to get a lot of junk out of the house.  I am.  No, really, I am.  *sigh*

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It is such a wonderful holiday giving thanks to God and spending time with friends and family.

Sorry I've been so sick and so busy that I haven't gotten to a lot of your blogs.  But I will try to catch up during the next few weeks.  Thank you so much for reading this and sticking with me.  Only one doctor appointment next week and that is for Joe.  The following week my doctors start up again.  It's tough when you have three or four doctor appointments in one week.

It's 6:30 a.m. and I am going to start my day.  See you all soon.



  1. Hi Kathy. I am so glad that Donna was able to join your and that all three of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to accomplish all you need to with cleaning and organizing. I need to do some of that as well so you inspire me to get going! Have a good weekend. See you again soon!

  2. Great for you & Donna to have that time together. I love those
    sheep cookies! So cute! I think we all have de-cluttering to do. Why is
    it when we go through the accumulated 'piles' the one thing we never
    find is money? Go figure!
    I really appreciate Thanksgiving this year. Russ & I have a LOT to
    be grateful to God for,despite our health challenges. God is always

  3. So nice to read this post, Kathy, about your Friendsgiving spent with your friend, Donna, and Joe. From what you posted, the 🦃 holiday was a celebration of friendship and good food, which was a perfect pairing. As for the cleaning and sorting, these are always ongoing tasks.

  4. Sounds as if Thanksgiving was great. It was wonderful that your friend Donna was able to join you. I have never had a cheese babka though I'd like to.


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