Welcome back to another weekly challenge. This past weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada - and every year my family alternates hosting the big dinners, like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
it just so happened that this year Thanksgiving was at our place, and for the first time EVER B-rad and i were tasked with cooking the turkey. We have hosted in the past, but usually we made a ham.
This year, we received turkey - randomly - from some dudes in a parking lot.
that sounds, shady, i know - but i swear it was all on the up and up.
our local grocery store was giving out free turkeys with a certain amount of grocery purchase, and while B-rad was putting our bags into the car, a dude walked up to him and asked him if he wanted a turkey. B-rad looked over and saw 3 young guys, construction worker type, who said they got the turkey for free but didn't really have anywhere to store it, or desire to cook it.
SO! thanks to those 3 random parking lot guys, we cooked up our first turkey. I think we did a pretty good job, too! i even made my stuffing from scratch!
|This is the recipe my mom always made... it was successful and super tasty|
|i laughed so hard|
Another awesome moment was when the whole family arrived. My youngest brother was in charge of pies - so he brought the pies he made (he actually made 3! Lemon, Blueberry, and Pumpkin) but he was making the meringue at my place. None of us really knew how to do meringue, so 4 of us were on our phones reading out the instructions to 4 different recipes for 4 different types of meringue. In the end, we just decided to wing it. It turned out awesome.
|perfectly browned peaks.|
|almost ready to eat!|
|The Diva Family|
I'm so thankful for (in no particular order):
- B-rad, Chewie and Artoo
- my extended families and friends
- my health
- even though i have back pain, i am still able to function thanks to my magic chiropractor
- i'm so thankful for the many people who i've met and who've touched my life in some way through Zentangle and through my blog
- Sakura microns
- fresh clean water
- my beautiful home: House, City, Province, Country, Planet
- being able to run not one, but two 10Ks this year and crossing that off my bucket list
- traveling to Providence, and being a rockstar for a day
- traveling to Washington DC for the Moebius Conference
- love, laughter, singing, music, yoga, running
- hugs and snuggles from my still-small boys
I'm not going to lie, i was pretty happy to see Tina's tangle come up in the random generator this month. I met Tina at the 15th CZT conference in Providence this year!
|Me and Tina and her book of Diva Challenges!|
Her tangle is called YUMA and you can find the step outs on her blog HERE
For those of you who don't know, the first Monday of the month, is a UMT Challenge (Use My Tangle), where the challenge is to learn and use a tangle created by one of you! It's awesome for me, because i don't have time to try all the new tangles i see on the web on a regular basis. This challenge makes sure i'm at least learning ONE new tangle a month...
if you have a tangle you'd like to submit, please follow this link for the guidelines for submissions. Each month's tangle is chosen at random by www.random.orgHave fun with this tangle! Have a great week!
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
i'm currently trying to decide what to do about the challenge slideshows (read here)... if you have any ideas i would love to hear from you!
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will put it in the slideshow. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at mail.com) [not gmail, just mail]. I just ask that you put in the subject line: Challenge # ________
The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??