12 of 12: Thanksgiving edition

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a 12 of 12! This time I marked it in big letters on my calendar so I wouldn’t forget. And this time the 12th of October happened to fall on our Thanksgiving weekend – it is today, the Monday, that is actually Thanksgiving, but our family has tended to have the big dinner on the Sunday night. Makes Monday easier to schedule in some sitting around. Anyhow, here are the 12 photos, a day in the life:

So, I got up, ate my cereal, checked my internets, and thought while i was waiting between food and getting out for my run, I might as well wind up those 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces sock yarn that are waiting to go on the needles next. I then entered into a half-hour struggle with the 1st skein, after discovering that the end I had attached to the ball-winder was completely and irrevocably twisted around the rest of the skein in multiple annoying ways. The 2nd skein, of course, was fine and took 3 minutes to wind.


My second Forest Canopy shawl is still blocking, but will soon be ready to un-pin.
With that, I am out for a long Sunday run!


My feet would like to report that they ran 15K in the morning and have filed a request for a home foot spa. They took me over to P’s to borrow a springform pan.


On the way I stopped to admire the fall colours which have started to come in, and for some trees, have also started to fall quite literally.


While at P’s I said hello to the kitties also. They continue to be terribly cute.



Baking now, with Giada, this time an appetizer roasted red pepper cheesecake. Only hitch was needing to rig up a smaller portion of the springform pan to bake it in, which worked out thanks to a lot of tinfoil and some rice and pie weights.


After some baking, kitchen work, and sitting and knitting, people start to arrive. Martha lets me use her as practice for taking pictures of myself. (Not seen here: the first 7 attempts).


Setting the dinner table.


7:30pm (Or sometime around there-ish)
Sitting down at the table and enjoying the feast. Or at least, the second stage of the feast. The first stage was delicious and cheesy and was very nice on crackers.


Empty wine bottles, almost-empty plate of Pumpkin Cupcakes. Mmmm.


Man was I ready to fall into bed – good food, good chatter, and also that big long run in the morning all made for a very sleepy Glenna. I managed the first two chapters of Jasper Fforde (I can read the 1st book now that i’ve finished Jane Eyre!), and then was out like a light until the morning.


Happy Thanksgiving if you’re in Canada, and happy Monday if you’re not! May your knitting be close by.


  1. LOVE The Eyre Affair! I’d completely forgotten about that one…read it a while back.

    Also, all you Canadians with your crazy early Thanksgiving has only made me wish ours would hurry up and arrive!

  2. Looks like a fun-filled day! I love the holidays. The departure from our everyday routine and responsibilities, life slows down and we can simply enjoy the day and the people we’re with. sigh

    Don’t tell me you finished The Name of the Rose! I’m still at the beginning. Haven’t been reading much lately. Too much good TV to watch!

  3. Sounds like a great day! Pumpkin cupcakes sound delicious. I really enjoyed Jasper Fforde’s books when I read them, even though I hadn’t read most of the books referred to!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Your cupcakes look divine. I want to gobble them all up in one bite. Although that would take the true pleasure out of eating them.

    I received The Eyre Affair as a gift before I left TO. I finally found it in the box I packed it in. Can’t wait to start it!

    PS: Love your shoes!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Are you going to Rhinebeck this year?

  6. tinebeest · ·

    Well done on the long run 🙂 It’s a nice time of year to be out there now, if you’re not injured. I had a lovely 40mile bike ride to spare my wonky leg the 18mile run I should have done. (marathons can’t be healthy, and the training for them definitely isn’t). Love the look of the dinner table and the lovely food. Hmmmmm. We need smell-o-vision…

  7. Happy Thanksgiving :o)

  8. Dinner looked SO good! Loved seeing the kitties, (I have to say, especially Beatrice :^) YAY on the foot spa!

  9. You missed the most important part of the 12 for 12: baking cookies for the first twelve commenters. Do get on that. 🙂

  10. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Looks like it was a great weekend!

  11. what an awesome 12 of 12! I’m going to have to put that book on the reading list….

  12. Happy thanksgiving.

  13. What a lovely Thanksgiving, and what a lovely 12! I especially love the ones of you and Martha, and the ones of the Thanksgiving table. Also, you are making me crave pumpkin cupcakes like whoa.

  14. Wow, well done on the 9 mile run! (I’m totally not a long distance runner, so anyone who can run that kind of distance gets my awe). And great leaves-on-the-sidewalk photo! Looks like you had a pretty cool day, it was nice to share it with you!

  15. maurimoii · ·

    Looks like a great day!

    And thanks for linking to the original 12 of 12 archive. I got the idea from you and I was casting about last month for a source to explain the idea behind it, but failed.

  16. Great pix. Lovin’ the kitties. Thanks for sharing your day with is. 🙂

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