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November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Twice today I had my cup of coffee interrupted by the desire to take a photo.  Desire turned to inspiration, and the blog post began composing itself in my head.

As I stood in the kitchen this morning while the Keurig brewed my first cup, I was taken in by the sparkle outside.  There was a fairly thick frost last night, and the morning sun was lighting it up as it melted.  In my flannel pants and slippers, I ventured into the backyard.

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Autofocus and I disagreed yet again, so the only really focused spot in that shot is that one drop of water, but I kind of liked this in an abstract way.

While Teddy tried to engage me in game of tug-of-war with one of many fallen sticks, I was attracted to the frosted edges of this leaf:

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Returning to my coffee, I discovered I must have had a defective K-cup as my cup was full of grounds! Yuck.  But it gave me the excuse to brew a fresh cup after my little outdoor excursion.

After finishing that cup, I turned to leftovers.  Jennifer kindly sent me home with a generous bag of turkey bones and meat for making soup.  Stock spent the afternoon simmering on my stove.
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Even with reserving plenty of meat to fill out the soup, I had a substantial amount of turkey available for sandwiches.  MSN.com had a featured article this morning on ways to jazz up those leftover turkey sandwiches.  Hubby and I took some inspiration from it.  He popped out to the store this morning and picked up a few supplies,
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and we had rather gourmet pannini style sandwiches courtesy of our George Foreman grill.

After some chores, later afternoon rolled around and I started eyeing some of those shortbread cookies I told you about on Wednesday. (I managed to snag a few to bring back home!) Another cup of coffee with a couple of cookies seemed like a perfect idea, but just I was getting ready for this afternoon snack, a sky with pink clouds beckoned me back outside (er, yep, still in those flannel pants and slippers!)
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It’s too bad the power lines cross this one, but they kind of made for a neat effect with the vapor trails:
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I finally got to my coffee and cookies, and sat down to write this post.
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It was a relaxing, coffee, flannel pants and slippers, kind of day.  No crazy Black Friday shopping for me.  How did you spend your day-after-Thanksgiving?

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17 Comments »

  1. Love that shot of the frost-covered leaves. 🙂

    Comment by Bob Zeller — November 25, 2011 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  2. We made turkey stock today, too! I LOVE the lazy ‘After-Thanksgiving-Day, but I did manage to get dressed and fit in a workout. Now, (to rub it in 😉 ), I have to pack as we leave in the morning for a few days at Disney to kickstart the holiday rush! This will be our last moments of peace until after New Years.

    The pink sky is beautiful and I bet your toasty sandwiches were yummy! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — November 25, 2011 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

    • I really should have at least played on Wii Fit or something yesterday, LOL. I will try very hard not to be jealous of Disney! (I am in the process of trying to plan a family vacation for April break week right now – more details as things happen!)
      Those sandwiches were very good – will probably have more today.
      Thanks Tracy.

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2011 @ 8:15 am | Reply

  3. I spent the day at home! Relaxing with my family, staying as far away from the crowds as possible – we have all of our shopping done, anyway!! The coffee and cookies looks like MY kind of snack, and the coffee even looks like it’s the way I like it! Too bad it’s so late in the day, otherwise, I would go have some!! 🙂

    Comment by Photo By Holly — November 25, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

    • Your shopping is done???? Lucky you! I haven’t begun, unless you count the photo calendars I made for the girls’ grandparents. I have NO IDEA what we’re getting our girls this year. They get hard to buy for at this age.
      Light & sweet – and flavored! That’s how I take my coffee.

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2011 @ 8:17 am | Reply

  4. You know. The usual things. Took a walk first thing in the morning. Sat down to finish some work. Went to the gym. And, oh, yeah. Worked on my blog.

    Comment by Life Normal — November 25, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

    • Geez, another one making me feel guilty for not exercising yesterday! 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2011 @ 8:17 am | Reply

  5. I love the frost photo!
    Why did you not switch to manual focus for the first one if auto focus disagreed with you? Next time, I highly recommend manual focus (after you take a few on auto). It’s really not that difficult 🙂
    Would you believe that Sara and I braved the masses and went shopping? We headed out around 8:30 am and the stores were surprisingly NOT busy. I think everyone went out at midnight, and by the time we were there, they were all exhausted and sleeping in their beds LOL.

    Comment by TheDailyClick — November 26, 2011 @ 6:15 am | Reply

    • Oh but I did switch to manual! That was the best I could do with that one – those branches were at all different levels and the sun was backlighting them. It was a challenge for me. I think that’s why there is that one central branch in focus.
      I have heard that if you go out shopping a litte later in the day it isn’t quite as bad. I just wasn’t mentally ready to face Christmas shopping yet!

      Comment by Karma — November 26, 2011 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  6. I spent Black Friday in my flannel jammies and slippers (well, spa socks) too. It wasn’t quite what I had in mind, but I’m beginning to appreciate the value of rest. Sounds like you had a very good day. 🙂

    I really like that first shot, especially the way the light hits the focused drop. It’s beautiful.

    Comment by Robin — November 27, 2011 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

    • Are those your spa socks in your new avatar picture?
      Thanks – I thought that shot was pretty cool.

      Comment by Karma — November 27, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

      • Yep. Those are my newest spa socks. Very warm and comfy. 🙂

        Comment by Robin — November 29, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

  7. We actually did our big dinner the Friday after Thanksgiving, we used Thanksgiving to travel…so SATURDAY becomes our lazy after Thanksgiving day. Works for us!

    Comment by Dawn — November 28, 2011 @ 10:39 am | Reply

    • I don’t like travel Thanksgiving weekend. Very glad my sister lives less than half an hour away.

      Comment by Karma — November 29, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

  8. The sky on Friday was amazing! Sounds like a nice, relaxing day.

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 28, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

    • It was a really pretty sky! I wish my view wasn’t so obscured in this neighborhood.

      Comment by Karma — November 29, 2011 @ 6:49 pm | Reply


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