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Thursday, November 28, 2013

small blessings..

As a full-time retailer for 16-17 years,  Thanksgiving weekend has always meant BUSINESS (click here for my online etsy gallery!) I have open studio tomorrow, Friday-Saturday, and then gallery sit Sunday at the coop in Owego.... I also have, as you know, the pet sitting business with 2 cat jobs this I empty the kiln, and get the studio ready, visit Puffy the cat, finish making some orders, then Friday it gets REALLY busy...for a month, or until the 24th.

SO, as I have said, Thanksgiving is something I looooove.  People make the mistake of thinking when I tell them it is a working weekend for me "poor Gary!" said my mother-in-law...and I had to tell her, aside from the fact that I love to work and DO NOT work at Small Mart "are you kidding?  It is HEAVEN getting paid to do this".
I suggested to the wife that she visit her sisters and Girl With a Pearl Earring on display in NYC.  So, in minutes, I clear all the gawdamn snow off the car and we go to the bus station...

We had Thanksgiving eve celebration yesterday, HOLY CATS so yummy, as you see in the pics:
--gluten-free sweet potato latkes, a new recipe for me, baked in muffin tins!
--curry chickpea fritters with bell pepper, spinach and carrot
--sliced avocado, spinach and tomato and
--another new recipe for me, cranberry chutney with hot peppers and a ton of ginger, yeOW!
--and finally, no dairy no gluten rice flour crust pumpkin PIE (look at the picture--has Spike cat fooled, right?) which tastes MORE delicious than the average pumpkin pie I swear

So, basically, I am the opposite of a could say "he doesn't give a sh!t about family or tradition, all he does is try to make money!" and, well, if I don't make money we can't buy groceries, and I have NEVER paid any attention to tradition.

Small blessings:  to do what I do for a job, DANG it is fun
-we make ends meet, do what we want, eat what we want
-we are warm inside and it is fiercely wintry out there
-we have great friends and neighbors
-my sweetie:  it will be a tart and sweet ache in my heart all weekend, her off partying in NYC with her sisters.....


smartcat said...

The pie looks like it belongs in a spread for some fine cooking mag.

Does Spike like pie? All our kitties do.

A Happy Thanksgiving to you!

smartcat said...

The pie looks like it belongs in a photo spread for a gourmet magazine.

Happy Thanksgiving and may the path to your studio be deeply worn!

smalltownme said...

You live the life you want. How many people really do that?

Caroline said...

Pumpkin pie. This fascinates me as it is not something we have here. I like pumpkin. I like pie. I must investigate sometime.

Lori Buff said...

Your weekend sounds like mine. Have a great sale.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You seem to do a great job at living a life you love--that's a gift not everyone has.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Gary, those small blessings are a HUGE thing. Love your outlook on life; you are awesome.
I read your dinner menu to my husband and he said: No meat?
Me: I told you he is vegetarian….and he's healthy!

Anonymous said...

It's the happiest sounding life I know of on the internet--you and your Missus and your pets and your pots.

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