Maeve and Lilly

November 2009 Entries

Thanksgiving and the Coming of Christmas

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

We spent a quiet Thanksgiving at home. The girls enthusiastically pitched in with the shopping and the preparation. Pies, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberries all were group efforts. Though both Maeve and Lilly promised they would  try the Tofurky this year, only Lilly actually did. She liked OK, but was a bit off put by the sweetness of the orange-juice/brown-sugar marinade I had used. We spent the rest of the day lounging in a stupor in front of our first fire of the season.

Friday we headed north to pick up our Christmas tree at Smoky Hollow Farms. Part of the attraction there is always the wagon rides pulled by intimidatingly gigantic and beautiful Belgian Draft Horses. The other part is the complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate in the restored barn. Back home we dragged out all the Christmas paraphernalia from the basement and got the tree up, the stockings hung, the Christmas music playing, and the electric candles in the porch windows. We decorated the tree, Rockwellian style, in front of the fire while listening to the Nutcracker and Low.