til Thanksgiving. Do you realize it's next week?
Well of course you do. But I did a little double take whilst looking at the calendar. That one crept up pretty quickly. Maybe in other years it seemed as if I saw a lot of ads for turkeys and pies and this year things are just getting away from me? I decided I had better take a look in the grocery store for a turkey. It's just going to be my husband and myself, 2 kids and my mom and of course the kitties. I could make just a turkey breast but I kinda like making the whole bird. At least right now. I don't mind cooking the whole deal - not that anyone absolutely loves turkey around here. But once a year, it's okay. I like making the gravy - and I'm guessing you don't get a bag of giblets with just a turkey breast - or do you? (someone please confirm or deny.) The smell of the giblets cooking the day before is very important for the olfactory portion of our holiday dontchaknow. It kind of sets the stage, as it were. Smells are pretty important to holidays, wouldn't you agree? Just as I like the smell of giblets and pies cooking, I detest the smell of turnip - so that will not be on our holiday table. Turnips always permeated my house on Thanksgiving day as a kid and I decided long ago not to include them... ever! (okay all you turnip lovers let me have it! go ahead.... ) So I did pick up a turkey yesterday. I am waiting on the pie. I am thinking of making one (apple) and availing myself of Mrs. Smith's skills on the other (pumpkin). We'll see how things go around here. Above is today's postcard. All stamps are from Purple Onion Designs.