Monday, November 22, 2010

Gearing up for the big turkey day!

Jeremy is very excited to finally be hosting the huge Thanksgiving feast this year. We are expecting over 40 people at the house (I hope they all can find parking within a block of the house). As we do not have ample seating, we are actually procuring rental tables and chairs and turning the living room into a mess hall. This past weekend, Jeremy has been focused on those little crepe paper turkeys that can be used as center pieces for the tables; we haven't been able to find any but it doesn't mean we won't stop trying to locate them. Might mean a dreaded trip to the Party Store (I don't like the Party Store - whenever I go there, I feel like I'm at a party no one else wants to come to.)

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I have been in a leaf blowing war (in the nicest way) with my neighbor. He has blown our leaves at least twice this season and as we live in the middle of the woods (not really, but you should see the amount of leaves that fall on our property), it has been no small pistacios. We have reciprocated with a bag of apples, but it's all getting a little embarrassing.

We actually don't own a leaf blower , we own rakes (OK, maybe just one rake). I have thought about asking for a leaf blower for Christmas, but Jeremy says we have to get the 4-stroke one and they're so loud and create a lot of noise pollution and kick up soot from vehicles which we'll then inhale and maybe we should just rake. So he's not entirely thrilled about getting a leaf blower. So when I found my neighbor blowing our leaves for the third time this season on Sunday, I tried to yank his leaf blower out of his hands and I was determined to do this final leaf clean-up. He did not let go of his leaf blower and shooed me back inside my own house.

I did not want to give up, I went to the neighbor on the other side (neighbor #2) to borrow his leaf blower. In addition to a leaf blower loan, I got this:

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Custom made sugar cookie for Edda. Awwwww... so cute.

Then Vince saw the blower and he wanted to try:

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Lots of leaves moving around, not much central collection though.

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