I've been to the grocery store 3 days in a row and I think I finally have all that I need for the big feast. Today I made my cranberry sauce. It is delizioso! You cook the cranberries in fresh orange juice , sugar and a split vanilla bean. You have to scrape the vanilla bean after it cools. It gives a wonderful flavor to the sauce.
All the leaves have vacated the branches around here so John spent the day raking. He had some help from Lisa. I wish I hadn't been so busy or I could have taken some pictures of them. I caught them yelling at each other a few times. I used to like raking leaves but I was too busy to help.
Johnny woke up with a big fat cheek today and quite a bit of pain. I don't know what it is but he will be at the dentist first thing Monday. He played in a lacrosse tournament in Fairfax Virginia yesterday and his team won it all! Today practice started for indoor lacrosse and he went despite the tooth or whatever it is. I imagine it won't start bothering him again until its time for bed.
I am finally going to the job site for the mosaic backsplash tomorrow. Yeah! I can't wait to get started but I don't imagine I will get much done until after Thanksgiving. In fact as it is their kitchen I may not start until after T-day.
My best news is I finally heard from Michael. It's getting hairy but he's doing okay. He got the package I sent and was glad to have it. Good. Best I can do.
(Raking not racking! What is wrong w/me? I hate when I spell wrong. I knew something was wrong w/that word but my brain wasn't processing. )