Thursday, November 28, 2013

Being Human And a Thanksgivukkah Salmon Dinner

November 28, 2013
For The Record

I woke up at 5:30 but forced myself to stay in bed until 6:00.
6:00: I grabbed my knitting and my lap top and headed out to the kitchen to put the tea kettle on.

As I settled into my favorite chair with my mug of tea, I did some Christmas shopping online.   I’m a sucker for the annual Lenox and Hallmark series ornaments.

It’s now 7:12,
Time to take my photo of the day.  It looks like the storm from yesterday has passed.  It’s a bright sunny day.

Rico and Ross are still in bed.

Between then and now - 9:15:

I knitted a couple of rounds of “The Never-ending Very Simple Scarf” that I am working on.  I found the pattern on Ravelry here. I am about half way through with it.

I put down my knitting and straightened up a little, you know made the bed, put stuff in order around the house, and threw in a load of wash.
We are having breakfast now, cheerios and banana for me, some kind of shredded wheat for Ross.

Between then and now - 11:35:

I showered, washed my hair and got dressed.
Ross went on the treadmill for 45 minutes.
I decided to make the meatballs for our Saturday after Thanksgiving day dinner.
A little over 2 pounds of ground beef from the German Butcher made 29 meatballs.
Ross was the taste tester.  He said they were Deelish!

Between then and now 5:30:
I straightened out my closet, it was getting out of hand.

After that I vegged out in front of the TV with my knitting.   I got interested in the National Geographic series “Life Below Zero”.  They were running a marathon today, playing all of the episodes.
According to their website:

About the Show
Life Below Zero follows six people as they battle for the most basic necessities in the state with the lowest population density in the United States. Living at the ends of the world's loneliest roads and subsisting off the rugged Alaskan bush, they battle whiteout snow storms, man-eating carnivores, questionable frozen terrain, and limited resources through a long and bitter winter. Some of them are lone wolves; others have their families beside them. All must overcome despairing odds to brave the wild and survive through to the spring.

I am fascinated by the people who choose to live this type of life.  My objection, though, was there were too many commercials.  That’s why I only watched a couple of the shows and then I switched over to the SyFy series Being Human.  
All three seasons are currently available on Demand.
A few years ago I watched the entire BBC version.  The story line for the American version is following the BBC one pretty closely.  Since I already know the plot, it is not as interesting.  So, I only watched two episodes.  I might go back to it.  

Then we watched the first episode of the new BBC series Atlantis.  It is pretty corny.  I am not invested. 

But with all of the televiewing I did today I managed to finish the scarf.  It's blocking now.  

Ross cooked our Thanksgivukkah day Salmon dinner.  It was pretty tasty.

 It was a quiet Thanksgiving Day for us today.  We didn’t visit with anyone.
Aunt Edie left us a Happy Thanksgiving message.
Jimmy, Jen, Derek and the kids, Anne and Domani had dinner at Ken’s.
It’s 10:00 and the end of this Thanksgiving day for me.  I’m tired.


  1. A day for knitting. How nice. I wanted to take my knitting with me, but as I was making Christmas presents for those present, I thought that might be a bit tacky.

    1. Liz,
      You know as I looked back on the day, I realized how much I appreciate days like the one I spent on this Thanksgiving. It’s not often that I do exactly what I want to without a bit of pressure.

      I wonder what you are knitting?