Friday, November 29, 2013

a lot to be thankful for...


It's no secret that Jay Cardinal can cook.


This Thanksgiving, he took on a new challenge...


We all lived to tell the tale, thanks to the fancy temperature and safety controls on this Butterball turkey fryer. The flavor and moistness of the deep fried turkey was absolutely incredible.


I made a turkey too, but I don't think it would taste very good...


It was such a blessing, having family from all around come together. 


Happy Thanksgiving, Long Island!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

it's november?!?!


When did that happen? When did it become November? How is it less than seven weeks 'til Christmas?!?!
I don't have the heart to take in these guys yet... they look so happy doing what they do best...

For the record, Pond House got zero trick-or-treaters (but then, living on a relatively busy throughfare with no sidewalk is not ideal for candy-collecting purposes...)

Halloween was an experiment in "Coastal-Cheap-And-Chic". I dressed up as Rosie the Riveter. Since I already owned a chambray shirt dress, all that had to be bought was some polka-dot fabric from the Centereach Jo-Ann Fabrics for a kerchief. The old circular Westinghouse picture was printed from an online source and pinned on the collar. I don't have a suitable selfie, but at $2.18 the costume was a cost-effective source of amusement at work. XD

This has been a crazy busy season for us (and truthfully the next two months will only be busier) but I'm looking forward to getting back to blogging and making time to write about what I love about on L.I.!


A lot of card stock and a little maple leaf punch go a long way. Turkey Day invites... we're hosting this year. :-)