Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Eve

It's almost midnight, so I could just go to bed, but that would be too sensible.

Naturally, with guests coming over tomorrow, and a big dinner to make (plus 2 dental appointments today), I decided to throw a flu shot in there for the fun of it. Here's hoping I don't feel under the weather tomorrow, because I don't even get to sleep in. You see, we had to schedule our dinner at the unaccustomed (for us) early hour of 1:30, because Brian is scheduled to work at 4:30 on Thanksgiving Day (THANKS A LOT, BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS).

Open on Thanksgiving Day? Seriously?

But the tables are extended, (most of) the food made/bought, guests invited. Our event has turned into a BYOPlate deal, since I couldn't find cute Thanksgiving paper plates at a reasonable deal, and we only own 11 dinner plates (half of them chipped because we like to break things, apparently). I think there are enough forks, though, so there's that.

I've fallen in love with this goofy turkey.
You know, Larry and I have been married for more than a quarter of a century. 25 YEARS. So I have no idea why we don't have enough dishes, etc., for a normal Thanksgiving dinner (with the 3 oldest kids absent, to boot). NO IDEA.

What I do know is that, when the last guest has gone and the last dish been washed, I am going to sit down and start a 3-day knitting marathon. No cleaning, no cooking, just me and my yarn and my needles, clicking away.

Christmas is coming, and THERE WILL BE GIFTS, and they shall be made of natural fibers. So sayeth the prophets, and so it shall be.

[Turkey image: Clipart Panda]


  1. What is this idea of making Christmas gifts? Or shopping?
    It's cozy here in the land of denial, but I fear a sudden awakening.
    Enjoy your knitting marathon!

  2. For once, we have enough plates but just discovered that several forks are missing. Where did they disappear too?! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. We ran out of knives. I don't know where they go, either.

  3. NPR did a story about how Black Friday has jumped the shark, so maybe next year, it won't intrude on family Thanksgivings.
    I'm knitting up a storm this weekend too!

  4. My daughter works retail on the other side of the country so that pretty much means no family holidays with her unless she actually ever finishes college and gets a desk job.