I’m sure everyone in Brooklyn knows about Jive Turkey by now. I live dangerously close to this place and was assaulted by the smell of turkey for at least a week before Turkey day. Between the non-stop turkey smell and the constant food network viewing I was more than ready for some turkey on Thursday. Now their are members of my family that do not celebrate holidays so for the past several years we have had a big dinner at my Grandma’s on either the Friday or Saturday following Thanksgiving because everyone was already off from work, school, etc… When I moved out I had the dinner at my house one day and we had another at my grandma’s the next and my other grandma still had her traditional Thanksgiving at her house on Thursday too. Are you counting people? I have had years with three huge dinners in a row, gluttony at its worse :).
Well this year I decided that Fall Feast (our name for our celebration) was not going to be at my house because I was too tired and too pregnant. My husband and little sister seemed a little sad so I agreed to make them some of their favorites for a FF just for us. Well somehow that snowballed into my mother in law coming, my cousin who lives downstairs and her mom and her kids and her boyfriends mom, and my aunts and uncles, and some cousins. You get the idea. It actually ended up being really nice and I was glad that everyone came. I got to relax and just eat at my mothers house on Thursday and then get up really early Friday and make my dinner, which was quite tasty if I do say so myself. No one had a fight or argument and my cousin brought the Jive Turkey. Anyway enough food posts. Onto the knitting.
I had delusions about creating my own pattern because apparently I forgot that it was something that I am not good at. What can you do? Here’s a pic of the mitts I knit for my sister. She forgot them at my house this weekend and I snapped a pic of my bony hand modeling one.
You know I have weighed the same thing at my last three doctors visits, but my belly is getting bigger and bigger, I think the rest of me is shrinking to make up the difference. By the way thanks for all the well wishes on the babies, everyone is so excited for us. Lucky for us they also plan to back up this excitement with assistance and support. I feel very fortunate to have so much family nearby and that they are so willing to be involved in my children’s lives. It’s taking a team effort to get me through the semester from caring for my son to picking up my daughter from school. I will be the first to graduate from college in my family so that is as big a deal as the baby news to them which is nice.
In other crushing disappointing news my iBook has died. This is the third time I have had a computer die on me and it doesn’t get any easier. I hate my husband’s computer his keyboard sticks and I have an abundance of misspelled words to spell check, so I may be off to the Apple store tomorrow to be separated from even more cash. Stay tuned.