Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, MN

Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law Patty! It’s been a long time since we have chatted and to call her is on my list of things to do today.

The last time the food truck came to our building, we got turkeys.  I couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving, so I cooked it on Saturday and invited Ben and family to join me for dinner on Sunday.  I cooked the dessert, maple dilled carrots, and mashed potatoes and gravy on Sunday and had everything in the oven, ready for dinner when they got here.  It was crowded but I was able to get all six of us at the dinner table and it all worked out well.  I can’t believe that it has taken me two years of living here before having them over for dinner.  It was so appreciated by Ben and Jill that they didn’t have one more night of food preparation and just trying to come up with ideas for a meal.  The girls were great - they hung out on my bed and played with the few Barbie dolls that I have.  Cleanup was easy because Ben did the dishes for me.  It was a great afternoon!