“I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.” — George Washington
George Washington wins the best president sweepstakes. Why? Because he could have had absolute power, it was offered to him, and he went home to Mt. Vernon to live out his days as an American citizen instead.
Our current presidents seem intent on gathering more power to themselves. George Washington provided a good example of NOT doing that.
Some trivia here:
Teach your kids about George Washington. He probably gets a paragraph in school.
Hi all! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and joy-filled family time!
We’re on our way to Australia’s Gold Coast. That’s the Great Barrier Reef. If I can, I’ll report from there. Still can’t figure out pictures to my great frustration.
Thanksgiving brings out the grrrrrrrril in me.
I need to gear up for Thanksgiving. Here’s the menu and what I’m responsible for:
Two turkeys (one big one dries out, I’ll cook one today ahead of time to make gravy and flavor the stuffing)
Mashed Potatoes (using the recipe, again, ahead of time, given to me by Right Wing Sparkle)
Sweet potato-apple thing (I don’t even like them. This is for my SIL, brother and sister.)
Green bean casserole with fried onions on top of course
Dutch Apple Pie with Homemade whip cream
Decorating and cleaning the house (it’s at my house)
Secret-family-recipe grape salad
Nothing. She’s flying in from Australia and will be jet-lagged. That, and she’s even less domestic than I am.
Football & Adult beverages
I feel like I’m forgetting something. Oh, I’ll probably do some carrots, too, and there will be a veggie plate and crackers and stuff.
Do you notice the gender divide? Yeah, I noticed that, too. Meh. I don’t mind cooking. Usually, I’m doing everything on my mom’s list, too. This is the first time in a couple years that I’ve had help, so I’m actually looking forward to that.
Domestic goddess. That’s me.