Last week, I went and read to a classroom of first graders at a school where I volunteer. It was Read-Aloud Day here in the town where I live, and all the schools were full of volunteer readers. This is the second year I've done this, and it is something that I really like to do, since reading aloud is one of the things I truly miss from my teaching career.
Yesterday, I received a packet of thank you notes from the first graders, and they just warmed my heart! Can you see the smiley face down by the little guy's name? So fun!
Along with the new refrigerator, we also got a new dishwasher. (with a new stove also on order!) Lucky me! The dishwasher started off all of the new purchases because it started to leak, and we decided it was old enough that it should really be replaced.
Boy, is it nice! The part I like the most - it is so quiet! We can now run the dishwasher and be watching TV at the same time. That wasn't possible with the old one.
I roasted my Thanksgiving turkey this past Sunday. I have done that for several years now because our tradition is to package up the leftovers and take a road trip to see our sons who live in neighboring states. They are both single and work for the newspapers in their towns, and newspaper publishing doesn't stop for the holidays. My husband and I are retired, with plenty of time for a road trip, so off we go, packages of turkey in the cooler!
I always like to roast my turkey in an oven bag. For me, it took all of the guesswork out of cooking a turkey, and turns out moist and delicious. Along with turkey leftovers to share with our kids, we have already made turkey soup and sandwiches. Yum!
This morning I had a chance to have coffee with two of my retired-teacher friends. We had so much fun, and wonderful conversation. I'm very thankful for the women in my life (both local and all of you out there who might read this post), that's for sure!
I've told you before that I love birds. It is especially fun for a bird-lover to get to see a new bird, or one you haven't seen often. Last Sunday, it was a beautiful, warm, and sunny day here, and we noticed there were tons of birds flitting in and out of a tree in our yard and one close by in a neighbor's yard. They were eating the seeds and berries that are still on the trees. My husband worked and worked on getting a photo of some Cedar Waxwings that we saw. They live around here, but we sure don't see them often. What a treat!
Well, Happy Thanksgiving from Nebraska, which is where we are today! Hope you have a lovely day, however you spend it!