I did have time to post, Faith and Begorrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ So quietly it begins.
It is quiet at 6 am; the smells have already wafted throughout the house. So quiet that, I can hear the gentle dripping of the broth as it rises from within the turkey.
George is fed and enjoying the 65-degree temperatures, as best he should because they are due to drop radically today down to 30 and chances of rain/snow. The wind is at 14 mph and the leaves once again fill the yard where I have cleared the leaves into the flowerbeds. The winds are to gust to 30 mph throughout the day as the temperature level out.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The new kittens are sitting in my Nook window following the leaves as they saunter down in elegance. They smell the air as it rushes through an open window above the sink. Then there are the smells that are emanating from within the cavernous range. Finally it is time; I call for my Sweetie to get the BIRD out of the range. 24.78 pounds plus the broth and dressing is hoisted to the top of the stove so the BIRD can rest before I carve.
The kids are still sleeping, no TV, no radio is on just quiet so far. Soon a cake to bake, the ice cream is finished and the OFFICIAL TASTE TESTERS declared it a good batch. My Sweetie will soon make the homemade choc sauce to top the ice cream. The rains begins to lightly season the leaves that have been swirling about the yard as if doing a ballroom dance as the tree limbs bend to the rhythm of the wind. Not dancing with the stars but Dancing with the leaves…I continue to muse. AH, The Sun King comes to mind. Louis XIV, [Le Roi Soleil] Louis brought about a wealth of art, architecture, theatre, music, opera, fashion, as well as a stream of displays and masques. So outside is natures Versailles. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The greatest innovator of all, who died in 1715 after 72 years of ruling France and who set ballet firmly on the path it was to follow in the years to come.
But for now the Turkey rests, the kittens wonder and I watch the leaves dreamily fall to the ground, while my Sweetie makes the Homemade “Secret” Chocolate Sauce. My Le Roi Sweetie;) and my Nook of Mirrors. I shall knit for a bit and ponder what to fix for Christmas dinner.