I hope all my American friends out there has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that it will continue to be so!
We had some friends over and my husband smoked a fresh turkey on the grill. It turned out really well and we are still munching on it. I didn't brave the crowds out shopping on Black Friday and to my disappointment I didn't find any good sales on any ONS either. Usually I splurge a bit but not this year.
The kids are getting bigger so they want very specific things and I don't buy as many toys anymore. American Girl and Nintendo is usually getting most of my business, and since I don't have to haul home as much I'm really liking it.
We did go out for dinner yesterday to our favorite french restaurant here in town. It was 18 years since our engagement this week so that was our excuse. Wonderful dinner and it was nice to get out.
My SIL is doing really well since her surgery and all the test results came back with great news. They don't have to do another surgery and she don't even have to do chemo since they got all of it out and it was a fast growing tumor but not very malignent. That was a huge relief!! She says that her skull feels a bit like a cracked egg but it's healing good. I don't know how long time it takes for bone to fuse together on an adult, for a child it's usually 6 weeks so I think she's hoping to start work again after Christmas.
I have gotten some stitching done lately, I have to take some more pictures and scan some progresses. My biggest accomplishment is finishing up The Sampler Gameboard from Drawn Thread and I also finished a small Thanksgiving piece from Shepherd's Bush, Give Thanks. I really need some more turkeys to have out after the Halloween decorations go down.
And I have also finished the first square on Villages of Hawk Run Hollow, I really need to scan that. When I started the second square I discovered that I was missing a thread so I have to get that one before I can pick it up again.
Thank you for all the nice comments on Eek and the well wishes for my SIL's surgery. It's just been very hard for me to find time to comment and post this fall. With my son starting middle school and getting him adjusted (he's doing great with straight A's now) it's been a struggle especially since my husband has been in both Japan and France this November and October. I fall so behind when he's gone since I have to keep up with everything.