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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.


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:


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.

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,

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!)


It’s too bad the power lines cross this one, but they kind of made for a neat effect with the vapor trails:

I finally got to my coffee and cookies, and sat down to write this post.

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?


  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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