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So I have just woken up from what I would call more like a 4ish hour nap rather than sleeping (I don't recommend drinking Mountain Dew while baking until 3am; seriously, don't do it, it's a terrible idea) and it has left me feeling awfully sentimental.
When I discovered that miniatures were a thing and then immediately afterwards that the Reaper forum existed, I thought that I was just finding a new hobby to spend a little bit of time on occasionally. I thought I would just paint things from time to time and post them up to get feedback to help me improve. I had no idea that this place would become so elfing important to me, but it has.
I found not just a place to share a mutual hobby, but an internet home where I feel comfortable being my weird self and sharing my insecurities and my daily nonsense. A place where I enjoy hearing about all of your days and your successes and commiserating over your hard times.
This is truly the most welcoming and accepting forum that I've ever had the privilege of being a part of. Even on my worst of days, even when I've gotten my feathers ruffled or been in a rotten mood or when I had to sit out for a few months due to personal issues, you guys have always been here and always welcomed me back.
I'm so grateful for all of you, all of the old faces, all of the new ones, all of the ones that keep changing their avatars so that I then have to get used to a new face on an old name. And I am so grateful to Reaper for contributing so much to this hobby and for giving us this place and for keeping it in order so that it is a safe environment for all of us to share our lives with each other.
I wish you all the best day possible, whether you're sharing it with your families, going it alone, or working or doing whatever; whether it's Thanksgiving Day in your country or not.
You're an exceptional group of people. Thank you.
Feel free to add your own recipes to the collection. *coughMiss Melons Sour Cream Cakecough*
This one was asked for by PcktLnt:
Old family recipe handed down through generations of BH&G cookbooks:
Prep: 15 minutes, Chill: 2 hrs
Makes: 2.5 cups
3/4 cup apple or orange juice (I use orange juice)
1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw; SWMBO's diabetic)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
dash ground cloves (go lightly here)
1 12-oz pkg (3 cups) fresh cranberries
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I substitute chopped walnuts)
In medium saucepan, combine juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Add cranberries and raisins.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Stir for 3-4 minutes or until cranberries pop.
Remove from heat.
Stir in nuts.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.
By Cranky Dog
Happy Turkey Day to all my fellow Canadians!
So what are we thankful for?
Here's my list (in no particular order)
1- Reaper; Reaper forum; Reaper members (Phew! Got that out of the way.)
2- Family & friends. Though since I moved a gazillion miles away form them and still single, they're still close to me and I don't feel lonely. And I'm meeting new ones around here.
3- Career. Just celebrated my 1 year anniversary with my company and even being away for 5 months on disability, I'm still an employee!
4- HEALTH. Born with a faulty heart valve, it's finally fixed, and my cardiologist just gave me the OK to go back to work and join a gym again. So my health and morale will improve even more.
By Tranquil Ape
Just in case i get lost in the unavoidable swarm that is my home during the holidays (although now i have a room fool of paint and nekid minis I might be able to use as a hiding place) I wanted to let everyone at Reaper, and everyone in the forum community know to have a great thanksgiving and holiday season. I'm sure ill poke in but just in case... If im not back by jan 5th send a search party
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