samedi, novembre 22, 2008

holiday season

The holiday season is fast approaching! This fall with my thesis work and everything has just flown by, I can't even believe its almost Thanksgiving! It's starting to feel like it though, we're in for a cold snap this weekend... brrr...

I've been keeping myself busy, buying pumpkins at the market and steaming them in preparation for soups and pies and other goodies. I've also been busy studying the written exam for my French driver's license.. big poo, that's way annoying! Lots of little things that I've left to the wayside while working on my Masters but now that's done so whoo-hoo!!

I'm also starting to think about xmas presents and my annual xmas card. When I was in high school we used to help my mom silkscreen her annual Christmas cards, now being the digital and internet nerd that I am I've been making picture cards with a collage of pictures from the past year. It's a fun way to show my travels and what I've been up to. Mystery Guest used to help me put them together and make it look all classy but I found that the new version of Picasa does the same thing with a lot less work! So I've been sorting through my pictures from 2008 and trying to choose the best ones for my card.. not easy! There are probably a couple thousand pictures!

We're also gearing up here in Normandy for our annual Thanksgiving dinner 2007, 2006, 2005. I've put some recipes on my blog but will be adding more soon. Yum! I can't wait!

3 commentaires:

Andromeda a dit…

Yesss more recipes!! Ben is addicted to stuffing so I can't wait to try your recipe! Looks amazing!

And I'll have to deal with the driving thing next year I think, so definitely keep updating on that, I am super anxious to know how it all goes down. Good luck!

Milk Jam a dit…

hey!! glad to help! seriously you've got to try the stuffing, all those who already love stuffing adore it and those who don't' like it end up converted ;-) my friend natalie tells me each year to make twice as much as the year before (so i'm making like 8x as much as the first year LOL) its that GOOD! :-)

yup, i'll be posting my driving experiences, i'm going for the normal license with a stick shift (learning that too... always drove an automatic at home) but I know Sam passed the French test last year (the code de la route is the same for both cars) but took the automatic exam. I'm sure i'll pick her brain as well.

let me know how your turkey day goes!

Anonyme a dit…

Happy Thanksgiving Karina... and Vincente! Hey. Nice Charolais on the header. Love, your friendly cow person