. . . being so busy with visiting family that I haven't had time to update the blog! We all wrote down something we're thankful for and shared around the - overflowing - dining room table. Among the familiar, and important, entries were "grandchildren," "good health," and "good jobs;" somebody snuck in a special nod for "Rascal" (check out his story on the Creature Feature page of the website), and I added "Fresh eggs!" The Speckled Sussex ladies are coming through with delicious, perfect brown eggs and they are frying up nice and tasty. Beautiful dark orange yolks that don't look like rubbery plastic.
And the dining room table was literally overflowing. My mother turned her back for thirty seconds, and an entire plateful of turkey and ham, placed near the edge, disappeared as a yellow blur named Nilla snuck away with a guilty conscience and a full stomach. So we're also thankful for a such a youthful, playful spirit around the house . . . and next time, the plate's going on the center of the table.