I couldn't sleep last night. I had a coke during the day and I wasn't thinking...the caffeine kept me awake until 2:30! I did get a lot of reading done though. I'm reading a National Geographic magazine....per usual and for my fiction I am re-reading the Mitford series of books by Jan Karon...so good! As for my non-fiction I am reading The Boys in the Boat about the rowing team from Washington state that went to the Olympics when it was hosted by Hitler's Germany. It is very good.
Today was grocery pickup and there were no substitutions which was great as they were my Thanksgiving groceries. I did forget to get cherries for pie although I do have a pie pumpkin I should use. The bird is in the freezer and I am all set for next week. I did change up a few things from my usual and I have cut out things over the years as I am always by myself. This year there will be turkey breast with bone in, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans and raspberry pretzel salad (which looks more like desert to me)....lol! I always make pumpkin pie but this year I thought I would make cherry. Years ago I would make 3 different pies; apple, pumpkin , mincemeat or raisin pie depending on who was coming. Of course, a big turkey like 21 lbs, with mashed potatoes and gravy! There would be at least 3 different vegetable casseroles, dressing, and a tray filled with olives, pickles, baby corn, crab meat, salami, proscuitto (Italian ham) and spiced apple slices.....a real feast! Those days were wonderful but they were also a lot of work! At least on Thanksgiving there weren't presents to wrap and give but my problem was that I worked the day before so Thanksgiving Eve was always a late night! So, I really don't mind not having company. After all those Thanksgiving dinners I deserve a rest! LOL!
I had a little bird at the feeder that is new to me unless it's a goldfinch that doesn't have much color or a female? Some birds do change color in the winter, I think. Maybe it's a baby from this past Spring. It seems to have a baby face...so cute.