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November 28, 2014

When did all this happen?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 8:55 am
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Is there a conspiracy out there? Mama Nature and Father Time must be in cahoots. How is it possible that I am already looking at this?
My world right now

I’m sure it was but a couple weeks ago that I was settling in to my temporary teaching job, sitting in the sunshine on the deck correcting papers, thinking that it would be time to close the pool soon and getting used to Meghan being back at college for another school year. What? It is time for Meghan to be home for Thanksgiving break already? What? There’s a snow storm coming the day before Thanksgiving?

Teddy really did not seem to care about all this.
First collie in the snow pic of the season
Maybe I should take a cue from him!

Meghan arrived safely home Tuesday afternoon before the snow began on Wednesday. I’ve been enjoying spending time with her and having conversations about what has been going on in our worlds during these months that she was back at school and I’ve been playing teacher. We talked as snow covered Teddy and I cooked and baked several items to bring to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving. There were mishaps that afternoon, due to my multitasking of cooking, cleaning, listening to music and enjoying my daughter’s company however. I overcooked some delightful little brownie cheesecake bites for one thing. I thought they needed a couple more minutes in the oven after the timer went off, and neglected to re-set the timer for those couple of minutes. About 7 or so minutes later, I remembered them – thoroughly browned and a bit too crisp for my taste. Then there was this:
Shattering surprise

At one point during the day, I had 3 of the 5 burners on my gas cooktop cooking away. That glass lid had been left out in the chaos on a burner that wasn’t on, but was surrounded by burners that were on. I was draining some pasta at the sink and then walking back toward the stove when a sound like a shot going off scared the you-know-what out of me! The glass imploded within the metal frame of the lid into a zillion small pieces. One more cleanup chore added to a long afternoon of them.

A soothing soak in the hot tub with Meghan while the snow fell around us made the aches and pains of the afternoon fade away. Thanksgiving was a wonderful day spent with family and friends. I am so very thankful for all the good I have around me. I hope your Thanksgiving was the best that it could be.

Now on to getting ready for the next holiday that will soon be upon us! No Black Friday shopping for me, at least I’m not thinking so as I type this post. We will see how the day progresses. I am open to the possibilities.


  1. There are those incidents that mark the timing of memories, aren’t there? You have “the Thanksgiving my pan lid blew up”, we have “the summer Kat was cooking and the stove blew up” – well, it didn’t blow up, but it did make a ruckus and stop working all together. There will never be shopping on Black Friday for me – nothing could make me enter that war zone.

    Comment by Carol — November 28, 2014 @ 11:19 am | Reply

    • Sounds like a story to tell on the blog sometime, Carol!

      Comment by Karma — December 1, 2014 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  2. Aww aww! I too crackled up a glass last week in the kitchen.. Disaster! Nevermind, happy thanksgiving anyway!!!

    Comment by sonali — November 28, 2014 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sonali. Broken glass is no fun!

      Comment by Karma — December 1, 2014 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  3. We have the Thanksgiving the cherry pie blew up family story. That should probably be a blog some day. Teddy seems to be enjoying the snow!

    Comment by dawnkinster — November 29, 2014 @ 11:33 am | Reply

    • Cherry pie explosion! Definite blog fodder! 😉

      Comment by Karma — December 1, 2014 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  4. It’s such a busy time of year, isn’t it? My daughter wants us to bake a pumpkin pie together. She bought a slice recently, and told me that we could do a much better job that the bought variety! I know how easy it is to overcook food when you become involved with talking to daughters…..I do it all the time. The imploding lid was a bit of bad luck. So pleased to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We don’t celebrate it here in Australia, but the time of year did have me mentally listing all that I am thankful for. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — December 2, 2014 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

    • Maybe you should start your own Australian Thanksgiving. That’s a great excuse to make a pie with a daughter!

      Comment by Karma — December 4, 2014 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

  5. It wouldn’t be the perfect Thanksgiving without an incident or two. Things that go wrong make us more appreciative of things that go right, or so I think. It sounds like you had a warm and wonderful holiday. Teddy in the snow made me smile. 😀

    Comment by Robin — December 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am | Reply

    • It was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. I had a wonderful time, especially appreciated time with my daughter home from college. I think I take that exact same picture of Teddy in the snow almost every year!

      Comment by Karma — December 4, 2014 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

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