O.K. for a recap, I baked a turkey, squash & apples dish, parsleyed potatoes, cranberry with apples, raisins, & nuts relish/sauce, maple bourbon sweet potatoes, & I made boxed stuffing (the scratch stuffing did not work out...).
I also made an apple/pear crisp, a pumpkin & a pecan pie.
remember my plea for help...
Once again this year, my pecan pie did not set! Two years in a row I have made ice cream sauce.
Everyone made it here in one piece & got back to their homes as safely. We even ventured out to the National Zoo on Saturday.
Over all my 4 day weekend was rather lazy - so lazy that after a few errands were run early on Sunday, I sat in front of the TV with two cats on my lap for pretty much the remainder of the day. I did momentarily think that if my sewing machine were set up in front of the TV that I could sew, but...
The best news - my girl cat is talking to me again. (I think she is happy again.)
The rest of the story: When I got her, she was an only cat and would talk all the time. I can mimic her very well, she even smacked me for talking back. During this time, I was away from her for the better part of 10 hours a day, so I decided to get her a feline companion.
She stopped talking to me.
When he was lost & she thought that she reverted back to only cat, she talked to me - when I found him - she attacked him again and quit talking again.)& so the story went for at least 3 years. She only tolerates the little boy. It is only o.k. to cuddle when it is her idea, etc.
Now that we are in our new condo., she is talking to me once again. She even gave me a warning nip when I was talking back too much. :o)