Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Please excuse the scruffiness of the oven. I haven't run a cleaning cycle since the one I mentioned so many months ago.
So, there, I did (am) make (ing) a turkey today. For James and for Nicole, because they didn't really enjoy Thanksgiving (except for James as the game) either. Of course, I meant to have it ready by 1PM, but I got it in the oven at 12:30 so that wasn't going to happen. That is/was always the norm for me anyway. Given the fact that my father hasn't shown up yet, nor has Nicole's friend, Michelle, they know this well. It smells like a holiday, yet doesn't feel like a holiday. Leonard should be in Krandall, watching the game. Tough luck Laura.
I did do some Christmas shopping today. By Internet, for the kids. I realize I cannot even walk into Kroger/Walgreen's/7-11 without breaking down over the Christmasy-ness of it all, so I am not going to bother. If I can't get it online it is not being given. I also am getting all the wrapping paper on line. I never like going out among the Christmasy people anyway...this just compounds it. Believe it or not, it got to where Leonard loved it more. And I need him. And again, this morning, it hit like a ton of bricks.
The bowling? It was nice to see my kids have a ton of fun. Nicole rode the same bull her father rode earlier this year... and I made it. But I don't want to.


The girl left behind said...

"Yea verily, the Lord loved his grieving children so that he did give them, and lo! free shipping on orders over $25, lest they have to fight the madding crowds when they have never felt less like doing so."

That's from one of those apocryphal gospels. ;o)

Marsha said...

Sometimes you can get the presents you buy online wrapped for you. Sounds like you found a great work around that will work for you. Your turkey looks wonderful, ours is all gone now :(

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Shari said...

Hi Laura,

That turkey looks good.

Thank goodness for the Internet; we can shop online. :) I, too, would rather avoid the hustle and bustle. Everyone wants gift cards, so I'll have to get gift cards instead. Sigh. (Can't cheat-find a $15 gift instead of $25.

Glad everyone enjoyed bowling. :)

Take it easy. Still think of you and wear the bracelet all the time. :)

Jess T said...

Just checking in on you! :)


Laurie said...

Hi Lauraa,

Just stopping by to say Hi and I hope your dinner went better than expected yesterday afternoon. Hoping the company was kind and good, and the fact that you are making it through,
(even though you don't want to) is good. I think of you often throughout my days, I too wear my bracelet all the time. Hope today is a peaceful and restful one for you.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Jackie said...

Don't worry about the oven. Ours looks worse, and to avoid cleaning our 2nd oven (double-oven stove), we've simply never used it.