Yesterday we did Thanksgiving with my family. My mother made the requisite turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. She also made her famous crab salad, my Aunt Wynel's cheese cauliflower, and her specialty, orange bubble ring (no, it has nothing to do with jello). The orange bubble ring has been on the table for every holiday I can remember. Maybe I can get her to part with the recipe. The whole meal was topped off with super generic jellied cranberry sauce. I know, I know, say what you will but we have tried every recipe for every variation and the hunk of solidified sugared sort of fruity stuff always wins out. What can I say?
Today my husband and I have been invited to another Thanksgiving hosted by "my other brother" Rahmin and his girlfriend Barbara. Rahmin ended up being a surrogate brother because his mother is like my second mom. His mom Sudahlia, has been in my life in some capacity for the last 20 years. She understands my crazy crafty, arty side of me that most people don't get. Rahmin and I didn't really interact until we ended up working together about 10 years ago and now we fight like brother and sister and both run to mom when the other one pisses us off, but he know's deep down I love him. He's probably just inviting me so I will do the dishes!
So of course all of these Thanksgiving feasts have given me time to reflect on what I am thankful for so here goes:
I am thankful for:
- A wonderful husband who put's up with his crazy wife.
- An amazing family that supports me no matter what.
- Beautiful nieces and nephews that keep me on my toes.
- Great friends who are always there for me.
- A job.
- Health insurance.
- Starting nursing school in January.
- My wonderful readers.
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Zendala Dare #33
|Tangles: Knightsbridge, Plugs, Antidot, Tink, Verve,|
Ok, first off I don't like asymmetry and this is a five point mandala so I was already ticked off at myself. Then I started getting into it and really liked it until I added the Verve. The Verve looks like eyeballs to me for some reason and I keep feeling like I'm getting a creepy stare from this Zendala! Overall, the Verve is growing on me, kind of like eating monster tacos from Jack in the Box. You did and you liked it, but you probably shouldn't have, but you know you'll do it again.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, are enjoying a long weekend, and will participate in this weeks Zendala Dare.
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