Friday, November 26, 2010

Two Days Late......


and more than a few dollars short, I might add. My family has been sick with ear infections and bronchitis. Not wanting to expose me, we all decided it would be the smart thing to just post-pone Thanksgiving. You can do this with a tiny family like ours. No one is flying in from another state or making long haul drives from miles away. We are all right here.

So tomorrow is the big day for us. Tonight I am baking pies and tomorrow morning I will put two turkey breasts in the oven. Cooking a whole turkey is just wasteful for us as no one likes the dark meat. My family is feeling much better and everyone is looking forward to a good meal.......cooked by yours truly. After dinner we are going to watch "How to train your Dragon" and "Toy Story 3".

This morning I got up early, made a nice cup of coffee and got online in my flannel nightgown to take advantage of Black Friday. It was cold with snow flurries outside.....and the wind was whipping around pretty good too. I can now proudly announce that I have my Christmas shopping done. I found some killer deals and had some great coupons. At one place I saved over $60..... that's with their own coupons, plus promotional coupons I downloaded. I have to admit, though, that a lot of things I wanted to buy were sold out and it was early! Not anything "Barbie" was left at all but I did snag the Rapunzel and Flynn dolls. Also found Tinkerbell and two of her fairy friends. I was thrilled over that as my one granddaughter is really into Tinkerbell right now.

So.....we're late for eating turkey but it will still taste just as good and our feelings of gratitude for what we have.....be it ever so humble, are just as heartfelt as it would have been on Thursday.

Hope everyone's holiday was a good one and a safe one. I'll be back.............. (keep smilin')

16 comments:

Paxie Panicker said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you! Sounds like a good plan to do it today. I haven't done any Christmas shopping...have no ideas!!

Enjoy your day filled with family and lots of love :)

ain't for city gals said...

Who says we have to do it on Thursday anyway? Hope everyone is feeling better ...

ain't for city gals said...

Who says we have to do it on Thursday anyway? Hope everyone is feeling better ...

KMae said...

Hi, I think it's great you weren't upset about moving Tgiving forward. I hope it will be wonderful for all of you.
Saw you on Maria's blog.

Jamie said...

Have a wonderful time with your family today. I know the food will be awesome...

I am uber jealous that you have your shopping finished. I have only just begun.

Love ya dear lady. :)

dana said...

I refuse to cook a big meal just because the calendar tells me to. I'm a REBEL! lol

But since it's just me and Joe: and Beau, I cooked the driest turkey breast known to man.

Thank God I had some microwave mashed potatoes and dressing; I'm NOT a martyr anymore!

gayle said...

So glad you had a great Thanksgiving! I haven't even started my Christmas shopping! You are so lucky to be done!!

ordinaryjanet said...

Hope everyone was feeling better and the dinner went well!

How smart of you to get all your shopping done and you'd found coupons! I wish I was that organized!

glnroz said...

"Thanksgiving" can be any day or every day, lol,, and I hope yours was a fun and great one..

glnroz said...

"Thanksgiving" can be any day or every day, lol,, and I hope yours was a fun and great one..

Leann said...

Belated Thanksgiving and I'm thrilled that you are all feeling better. Nothing worse than being sick over the holidays.

Have a blessed day.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Better late than never Val...and you're right; the turkey tastes just as yummy. Hope your family is feeling a lot better now. Happy Holidays sweetie... ~Joy

Linda Medrano said...

A great dinner with family, turkey and pies? Works any time for any reason! Sounds lovely, Val!

forsythia said...

It's 6 PM on Friday night. Do you know where your turkey is? Alas, the remains of ours are still in the refrigerator over one week later! Hope to polish them off tonight.

Congratulations on getting your Christmas shopping done so early. Some of us haven't even started. :-)

boneman said...

that's OK, Val...
Happy Halloween!

(hey...at our age, days, weeks, months...whatever, eh? Heck, I'm still wearing my Summer avatar)

Jamie said...

Okay...where have you gone? Do I need to call out the National Guard or the K9 unit?

Write something....please? A blog post, an email, a shopping list...

Love and miss you! :)