Got stung by a bee on my right hand Saturday around noon, and it just now stopped looking like a balloon and I can finally say it's about 98% back to normal. Of course, then I went and snipped a piece out of my middle finger on my left hand about ten minutes ago. Sigh. Sometimes I feel like I should just call it a day and crawl back into bed.
Anyhow, luckily I'm not hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, and I got all of the supplies ready in advance for the craft I taught to Rebecca's 2nd grade class this afternoon.
The girls helped me get 25 kits put together, complete with all the ingredients... One sandwich creme cookie, some candy corn, a chocolate bell, two mini M&Ms of the same color, and a cinnamon red hot. Add a dollop of chocolate frosting, and you end up with a cute little turkey guy.
If you don't have mini M&Ms, you could use mini chocolate chips, too. I got the idea here. And *my* very own brilliant idea was to use the containers from my kids' favorite Shrimp Wonton Soup (can you tell they love it? Why yes, I had no problem coming up with 25 containers!), because they were too good to just toss in the recycling bin. This afternoon, the kids constructed their turkeys on top of the flipped over lids, and then when it was time to go home, they just turned the empty containers over so that those became the lids and the lids became the bottoms, and brought them home that way. Hmmm. Doesn't sound so earth-shattering when I write it all out, but I thought myself quite clever...
Here's the other art project Rebecca brought home, a recipe for leftover turkey casserole, in a cute, decorated turkey paper bag. I definitely moved up this year, not like when she was in Kindergarten and her father and I didn't make the Top 5. No, this year, I made it on to every single feather.
Happy Thanksgiving, whether you're American or Canadian, or not. Because, really, there's always something to be thankful for, isn't there?