Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Helloooooo! I hope everyone has been enjoying a lovely holiday weekend!

We had a great time and a rather reflective and bittersweet time, with friends and family on Thanksgiving. One of my cousins was unable to make it - having just finished chemo treatment, he was felled by something they couldn't address during his cancer treatments, that ended up requiring two surgeries. He ended up having complications from the surgery and was too weak to join us. My father, ever the trooper, had oxygen with him and didn't look well; my Aunt told us that she had in effect, been ill ever since we had seen her Thanksgiving of 2009; an elderly family friend had only just gotten out of the hospital two days before. So very grateful that we had this lovely evening with them. And my cousin's 22 (or is it 23 now?!) year old daughter represented the youth contingent and made us laugh lots and made the evening not weigh quite so heavily on our hearts.

Thought I'd show you my finished paper cone giftie Thanksgiving thingamabobs! They were a hit. WHEW! big ... sigh ... of ... relief!

The inspiration for these was Heather Bullard's charming tutorial here.

On Friday we saw a wonderful new movie, "The King's Speech". If you're an Anglophile, if you love Colin Firth, if you love period pieces, if you love history, if you just plain love good movies, this is a must see! Oh and it's such fun to see Helena Bonham Carter in such a different role after just seeing her in Harry Potter so recently (she's so amazingly and delightfully creepy in HP!). OH! And Michael Gambon is also in The King's Speech and HP ... oh and and, so is Timothy Spall. Wonder if I'm missing somebody?!

Yesterday, I made baked egg custard for the very first time ever. Tonight we're going out to dinner with my dad to celebrate his 92nd birthday with my brother's widow and my nieces. Egg custard, made by his mommy (my grammie) are a standout memory from my childhood for me and I thought it would be fun to make it for my dad. Well, not only do I have tremendous memories of my grandmother bringing over custard for my dad, I also remember not liking it, at all. ACK! So it was very hard for me to make it, making something that I thought of as yucky and not having tried it again as an adult - I wasn't sure how on earth it should taste or what the texture should be???! So I tried some out on my husband last night. He says it's perfect but you know what? It's still icky to me. I was hoping, praying, that with an adult palate, it might have improved and I might enjoy it now. NOPE. nuh uh. no way. BLECH.

How do you feel about egg custard? Yea or nay?

Wishing you a lovely Sunday!


  1. Egg custard is a yea for me, although it is ages since I had it. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving despite the bittersweet moments. And thanks for pointing out this film, sounds good. I rarely watch films at the moment so everything at the cinema seems to pass me by. And those cones look fantastic!

  2. Sally, your Thanks giving cone thingies are just beautiful -I'm sure they were a hit. I'm glad you got to spend time with your family, even though some were not feeling great. Happy Birthday to your Dad. Wow-92. I hope my Dad makes it at least to that age! Custard-I am a flan girl. I never liked it when I was a kid, but I do now. You never know. I'm dying to see that movie-too. It's good to catch up with you, girl! Have a good Monday!

  3. What a wonderful post, and thanks for recommending the movie. I love Colin Firth and from what I saw in the trailer, it's a film I must see.