Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Still thankful...

Day 21:

I am thankful for my sewing machine.

Oh man, am I ever.

It is not fancy. It was about $300, maybe less, almost nine years ago (a combined b-day gift from my parents and my brand-new husband, mere weeks after we were married). It is not computerized. But it does exactly what I need it to, and it rarely gives me grief. You could say we are BFF's.

Thank you, little Huskystar 224. I {heart} you.

*image found here.

Day 22:

I am thankful for a wood-burning fireplace! Woohoo! It is supposed to be freeeeeezing here tomorrow, and I can't wait to have a fire in the fireplace to keep us nice and toasty. Our old house didn't have a wood-burning fireplace, so that's exciting for us.

Day 23:

I am thankful for my super-always-healthy kid. Seriously, we go to the doctor once a year for a checkup. That's it.

Day 24:

I am thankful for TURKEY BRINE!!! Heck yes, as we speak, my house officially smells like Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving, thanks to their expensive jar o' brine mix that I purchase every year (this is officially my fourth year of turkey roasting, folks!). Saves me time and effort and assures me that I will end up with a dripping, juicy bird. Gobble, gobble!

*I would've linked to the jar, but they sell out every year. I've gotten into the habit of purchasing my brine sometimes as early as Halloween to ensure that I have a jar. And while we're on the subject, I'm also thankful for Ziploc brand XL bags. For $6 a box, I can get four bags (lasting me four years) of the exact same size bag that Williams-Sonoma packages as their "brining bags". Williams-Sonoma, however, charges $16 for a set of two large and two small bags, which only last me two years. Thank you for the savings, Ziploc!


Country Dreaming said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


Angie said...

Oh, I am thankful for my sewing machine, too. I am a little sad that I'm not roasting a turkey this year, but perhaps I should be thankful that someone else is making the turkey :)

Rhonda said...

I'm thankful for my fireplace, too. But I wish it was wood-burning. When we built the house, I stupidly thought that gas logs would be clean and so easy for me to start the fire by myself. But now I totally miss that loggy scent and the crackling noise. It would have been with the effort.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Lisa said...

brined turkeys are the best for sure! I'm glad your boy is healthy that is a blessing for sure. oh and ditto on the sewing machine...saves alot in therapy ;))

Heather said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!! I'm glad to hear someone loves their sewing machine. I recently had to part ways with mine ;) I need to get another one or no more dolls for me!
Hope you had a happy holiday and that things at anthro are going well! its about time I came in again...