Technohubby took the day off of work, and we spent the morning running some last minute errands together. Bought a fresh Christmas wreath, bought the all-important-to-Max Triscuit crackers, without which "it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving!"
Colette and I finished the last of the do-ahead Thanksgiving preparations. I cubed the homemade foccacia bread and spread it out to dry for stuffing.
Colette made my mom's cranberry sauce recipe, with just a bit of raspberry jam canned from the summer's goodness at a local u-pick farm.
I made pumpkin pie. Colette's chocolate-pumpkin cheesecake was made yesterday.
I gathered enough place settings from my grandmother's colonial-patterned set of dishes for us tomorrow. I never recall her using them, nor my mother. But I love the look they give to the Thanksgiving table, especially when paired with pewter.
We finished up a bit of schoolwork. Then the house was tidied, received a light dusting, and floors were cleanly swept. I guided Colette through the last of her sewing for a dress she's planning on wearing to church tomorrow.
A full day, but I'm grateful to the Lord for the blessings of food to eat, a home to clean, and family to enjoy it with.