Things are settling back in again to routine after the Thanksgiving weekend. Big Sis went back to her city yesterday and arrived there safe and sound. Other than a small incident of hitting a curb with her front tire and popping a hole into it which entailed having to call a tow truck and buying a new tire in a strange city, she made the 6 1/2 drive here by herself for the first time quite nicely. I'm not gonna lie. It was a nerve racking 6 hours for this Mom knowing she was out on the highway all by herself. There was lots of prayers for her safety going up before the Lord that Friday afternoon. And I have to say it was a totally helpless feeling that I couldn't go charging in to take over and help her when she blew her tire. But she is an adult now, albiet a fledgling one, and she has been living on her own for 2 years now (wow, did I just type that?), and she handled this new learning step just beautifully without me taking charge.
I saw a newness to my girl this visit that I haven't seen in a while. She exuded joy and happiness. Not that she wasn't happy and joyful before but this time there was a lightness surrounding her. There have been some big changes for her and I'd say it fits her very nicely indeed. It was a wonderful visit and now I can't wait for Christmas. I'm thinking Younger Girl was pretty content to have her sister back within reach.
I got smart this year and doubled my stuffing recipe. Every year by the time I get to serve myself there is about a tablespoon of stuffing left in the bowl. So this year, I doubled it and still stuffed the bird but then put the rest into the crockpot. I looked up a few recipes online just to see what the added moisture quotient should be and may I say it was delicious. And there was plenty even for seconds and some as leftovers the next day. I did dry out the turkey a bit though which was a bummer. Last time I felt it could have used another half hour of cooking so I over compensated this time and it got dry. LOL. Next time I will listen to the oven temperature recommendation written right on the turkey bag instead of deciding differently. Good thing for gravy.
So that's a wrap up to my week other than debating whether I should tell you about the visit to the vet which cost us a cool $200. You would be amazed at what they charge for. Or maybe I'm really naive and it just surprises me. Anyway. Vet talk and turkey talk don't go together well, so I'll leave that for another day.
See you tomorrow for FFF!