Thursday, November 25, 2010

Almost a White Thanksgiving

Unusual Thanksgiving.

We normally travel to my mother in law, 150 miles away.  This year we stayed home because we knew our son was going to have to work.  Turns out though, due to his schedule, he decided to come tomorrow.  So we recent empty nesters were suddenly home for Thanksgiving, the two of us. 

The forecast was for light snow turning to freezing rain and sleet, so we were happy we didn't have to travel.  Instead, we decided to do things early before the weather got started.

In no particular order, we looked at Black Friday ads, walked 3 miles, shopped at K-Mart for my Angel Tree giftee, bought a new printer online after a lot of comparison shopping, and now to cross my fingers that it is a good one.  And guess what?  We got the snow, but it was in the upper thirties and so we never got the other stuff and the snow never stuck.  Big sigh of relief.

  I played some FarmVille.  I made whole berry cranberry sauce with a hint of lime zest. (yummy).  We had a relatively late dinner.  Dear spouse managed to dump all the gravy drippings down the sink (don't ask how) but managed to salvage a small amount from the pan.  Our next door neighbor gave us an old bottle of wine (in his 80's, he is under cardiologist orders not to drink any more) from his young wine-making days.  We had that and some sparkling grape juice, as our beverages.

We are still unsure exactly what we are going to be doing tomorrow for Black Friday.  I did a lot of comparison shopping on the various Black Friday websites, but I still don't even know what I want to get anyone as gifts.

I think I am just.....tired.  But very thankful, for a lot of things.  Thankful that I have a roof over my head, a spouse that I want to spend time with, a full freezer, a spouse who cooks, a warm house smelling of holiday, and a son who will be having dinner with us tomorrow.  The Purity eggnog from Ithaca we bought last Sunday is waiting for him, along with magic cookie bars I baked yesterday.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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