Moment #1: the Last Rosebud
Surprisingly, my rose bushes had one last rose that managed to bud. This is my first year with roses and I actually have no idea what I'm doing, so I'm not sure why this rose came along...
Moment #2: date afternoon. On a Tuesday!
My husband managed to clear most of his work schedule for the entire week and took as many of his meetings by phone so that he could be home. Tuesday afternoon was completely free, and our three-year-old was at school, so we decided to treat ourselves to a mid-week movie. We saw Interstellar. Despite being almost three hours long, I loved the movie. Of course, I've liked almost everything that director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan has touched.
Moment #3: a dusting of snow
When I checked the forecast a week ago, it was originally going to snow on Thanksgiving day. But that changed, and all we got was a light dusting on Wednesday morning. I guess I'll take what I can get!
Moment #4: Thanksgiving day
Last year was our first Thanksgiving in our new home. My husband's side of the family came to visit and it was such a nice way to start creating memories. This year, Thanksgiving was just me, my husband, and my son, K. And you know what? It was wonderful. It was nice not to have five people fighting for cooking space in my kitchen and it was nice to not have to worry constantly about whether the houseguests were happy and comfortable. Because I didn't cook last year (I didn't want to compete with five other cooks), I didn't have much say in the menu, but this year, it was just me and my husband. And he is a great co-chef.
I'll warn you now, here's where my post gets photo-heavy, so if you're not a foodie, you might want to skip to the end. :-)
The first item of order on Thanksgiving day was the pie. After making this chocolate pecan pie with bourbon, I knew I wanted to try making pecan-pumpkin pie. I can't decide which of the two pies is my favorite. I loved them both.
While the turkey was roasting, we worked together on the sides: brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and stuffing.
And everything came together for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Non-U.S. readers, how was your week? Anything exciting planned for the weekend?