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Thanks to all of you for being here.....

November 24th, 2006 at 03:48 am

The food is all put away--what's left of it! The dishes are done. We've played a game, laughed a lot, and watched a video of DS playing in a new Christian band. They are really good. Hubby has gone to bed. The kids are all watching a show. DD has a migraine coming, poor thing. DD had a great idea she got from online. She put all our names in a hat and before we ate, we drew a name and told what we are thankful for in that person. It was really sweet. I wished I'd had time to call my folks, but I'll do that tomorrow. They probably spent the day with the rest of my family near to them. I hope so. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Maybe you just enjoyed a day to yourself. Maybe you had to work. Whatever you did, I am thankful you are here on this site. Thanks to you all...

Early Report....

November 23rd, 2006 at 04:45 pm

Everyone is asleep. It's almost 11 here and DD and guy are still asleep. Hubby is napping in his chair--preturkey. Course he still wakes up at 5 or so. So I guess he was due a nap. Kitty is napping, too. Dogs are at the vet so that the chaos is a little controlled. DS and DIL will arrive this afternoon. Probably after their nap....

DD is cooking the turkey and stuffing. I wasn't going to cook my stuff til she was finished. The turkey is tiny--only 9 pounds. We have to do that because the oven is very old and small. So it won't take too long to cook. Our meal is in the evening since we are waiting on the rest of the bunch. So I have plenty of time.

I am contemplating making noise. Right now, the only noise in the house is the clicking of computer keys.......

Extra Cook

November 22nd, 2006 at 03:18 pm

DD called last night and she's coming home today. And she wants to cook the turkey and stuffing.....awesome! I need to go back to the store (shudder) and get the stuffing stuff because I really didn't think anyone liked it but me. Who cares--if she wants to cook it, I'll buy it. I bought so much to restock because I didn't know how many would be here how many days and needed meals. I told the checkout people that Hubby would get home 10 minutes after I unloaded the car. It was like 20 minutes. He carried in the water and the dogfood. Sheesh!

Hubby does like his new job real well so far. Nice to see him smiling when he comes home. And the boxes of reference books and materials have left to a new home. And he doesn't seem to have the really long hours like before. I really like that, too!

Not sure where everyone is going to sleep. I think we overlap for a day. DD and boyfriend here Wed. and Thurs.--then off to boyfriend's family. DS and DIL here Thurs. evening to Friday. Then they leave for a playoff ballgame that DIL has to attend or the wedding they were going to attend--whichever one they are able to go to. Hubby and I will chill on the weekend. We usually don't have time for each other on the holiday, so that will be nice. I think I will use the quiet time to plan the rest of my holiday shopping for the family. But I can't seem to get anybody's lists. My nephew has a sports injury that might require surgery, so his family is a bit busy right now. And my DS is just plain forgetful and hasn't answered the gazillion times I've asked. I'm going to give them a deadline--then they get whatever....

Gosh--only two days?

November 21st, 2006 at 05:33 pm

Inlaws left today. I'm going to fix an extra cup of hot tea and mull my menus. I usually get all my food a couple of weeks ahead, then perishables before the last weekend. I now only have two days before Thanksgiving and not even a menu. It will be crazy today at the grocery. We've eaten so much cool stuff the last few days, so Hubby and I thought that turkey sandwiches and football would be enough for us. DS and DIL will eat their main dinner at his inlaws, they really don't need another big meal. DD, though, loves tradition and will be hugely disappointed if we don't have all the "fixins" for the big day. So, another cup of caffeine and I'll wander off to get ready and brave the world out there. At least the money is in the Holiday fund.....