Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful to be home

We had a whirlwind trip to my parents to celebrate Thanksgiving today.  We left earlyish this morning, stopping in Kalona on the way (a short side trip) to pick up my nephew to give him a ride.  He is working at a restaurant there (Tuscan Moon).  The weather was beautiful today and the food wonderful.  I brought dessert.  Cranberry bars, and a 'little bit different for Iowa' pie- a wet bottom shoefly pie from a recipe from my MIL in Pennsylvania.
We took eggs for my parents and Dad had a surprise for us. Half a feedsack of cracked corn that he had ground for the chickens.  Isn't he sweet.  I guess they like the eggs enough to feed the chickens!!
We got home around 6:30 pm and sadly, when we drove by the mall on our way home, there was already a line of people standing at Best Buy.  The store is opening at midnight... sigh...  What can really be worth standing in line that long for.  I value my time much more than that- no matter how good the deal.  The one weekend sale I may go to is at the fabric store.  On Saturday they're having quilting cottons for $1.99 a yard.  Hmm, I may have to go check it out.  Not that I NEED any fabric... but I always need fabric.
I've been giving some more thought to an Etsy shop.  Of course, there are things that would need done first.  Like an Iowa Sales Tax Permit (sigh...) and I would want to have a little inventory of things to put up.  So, there isn't a rush.  And I've got some ideas for wall art/quilts that I want to try that may stand out from the crowd a bit more as I fear the competition is rather fierce.    I've definitely got some ideas to keep me busy this winter as well as revamping the master plan... but more on that later.

I do hope you all had a fabulous day.  For those in the US, celebrated with family and friends, giving thanks- to those elsewhere, just a lovely day.

Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Judy--So glad your Turkey Day was wonderful..ours was too, with a house full (25) of family and children and lots of love.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Thanks! we had a wonderful day!! Sounds like you and your family did too!! I love Thanksgiving! It's so much more relaxed than Christmas. The weather was so nice! sunny 64 !! Sounds like you've got lots of nifty plans spinning around in your head! Hope they all come to life!! ...debbie

  3. I have eaten at the Tuscon Moon and the food is so good.. I refuse to do the early shopping..nothing is more important than getting together with family. We had a great Thanksgiving~! Glad you did too.
    ta ta for now from Iowa:)

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. Your dad is very sweet to grind that corn for your chickens:)
    I don't get why people fall for the "rock bottom deal" when year after year I have watched retailers bring their prices down even further throughout the season. Its very sad to watch this happening in my opinion.
    We had a great day-we might head out to a craft store this weekend but other than that, we are not ready to buy actual gifts. We wait that out a bit longer.

  5. Most of the time the door buster electronics are the cheapest made ones that when compared on consumer sites, get the worst reviews. I'm with you, my time with family is much more valuable. Besides, there are plenty of small local stores where you can get better quality stuff, better service and best of all, they are rarely crowded even on days like today.

  6. I need fabric too LOL, like a hole in the head! I admit I was at the fabric store on Black Friday :)


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