Thanksgiving, #AmWriting, and #AmWatching

Not much to report here, other than we’re still recovering from eating too much. Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours. We were fortunate to be able to spend it with family and were thrilled to have our sons with us. I like to try new recipes – sometimes they’re a keeper, other times we’re struggling to choke it down. Without a test run, my youngest son and I made a Bourbon Chocolate-Walnut Pie and it was absolutely a keeper. The only thing we’d change is to add more bourbon next time around. We might have cheated a little by buying a pie crust, but I wasn’t ready to tackle one from scratch.

Did I write during the holiday? That would be a no. But I did get some plot ideas while walking and listening to music, so I don’t feel completely unproductive. I have plans today to dive back into the WIP.

Is anyone watching the new season of The Crown? I’ve enjoyed every season, but this might be my favorite yet since I remember the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. If you haven’t watched this series and you’re looking for something new to binge, I highly recommend it.

39 thoughts on “Thanksgiving, #AmWriting, and #AmWatching

  1. suerovens

    Pie is always a winner, no matter how it’s made. And no, we haven’t seen The Crown, but we just finished a series (Russian) called At the Lake. Most of the characters are annoying and you kind of want to see them get pushed off a wintery cliff, but as it goes on, some of them get better. LOL.

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  2. Dang! I’d sure like to try a slice of that pie, Teri. I’m a terrible cook, and I’ve given up baking completely.
    I didn’t write during the holiday weekend either. I did some editing though, for the old novel I decided to turn into a monthly series.
    Have fun binge watching! I need to find a new-to-me series, but I’ve become so picky. I just can’t handle anything violent (I mean the noisy kind) or contentious, or stupid. That doesn’t leave much. I like “procedural” shows, but I’m pretty well saturated with watching them.
    Hugs on the wing.

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    1. I’m either a hit or miss with recipes, but my youngest son has always been a foodie and has gotten to the point that he makes up recipes and never measures anything. Several friends have recommended The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix – maybe give that one a try?

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  3. I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving, Teri. And thanks for the recommendation of The Crown. No way can I get my remote-holder (husband) to watch that. We just finished bingeing all 7 seasons of The 100, and are looking for our next binge-worthy series. 🙂

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  4. We watched The Crown until it switched to the character of the older Elizabeth. I couldn’t shake of the image of the younger character. After taking a long break, we watched the new series episode 1. I still don’t like the character of the Queen, but I’ll bear it. Good pick of the character for Diana. She doesn’t look like Princess Di. Look forward to the episode of the wedding.
    Your Thanksgiving sounds great and the pie sounds delicious. I lost a few pounds since September but gained a couple back through the holiday, hoping it’s just the transition.
    I haven’t even blogged for almost a week and hope to get back to my routine. 🙂

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    1. I haven’t even gotten on the scale, Mirium – trying to avoid it, lol. It took a bit to get used to the new Queen actor, but she does an outstanding job. With the wedding, all that’s shown is Diana in her dress – a little disappointing, but I get it.

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      1. I don’t like her teeth. Good thing she doesn’t make big smile in series 4. It’s better. Thanks for the heads up for Diana’s wedding, Teri. I remember reading about her in the news and remember she was a kindergarten teacher.

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  5. The Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie sounds amazing, Teri! You may have to share your recipe! I haven’t watched “The Crown.” I can’t seem to find an attention span long enough to indulge in a series. 🙂 ‘Tis the season!

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