Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Still Recovering

If the brain were a muscle, mine would be so sore that it wouldn't be able to move off of the sofa. After a three day marathon of intense paper writing, I'm still having a hard time with wanting to sit at my computer.

In a few minutes, I'm going to be abusing my feet. I always make my Thanksgiving meal sides the night before so that all I have to do the day off is pop everything into the oven. It makes the day much more enjoyable for me. What's weird is that we managed to not have any guests for the holiday. We usually have either Marines that don't have anywhere else to go over or family. This year, the Marines are going to another house and the family is eating at their houses in Ohio. Maybe next year.

What's on the menu? Well, we're having turkey (ham is for Christmas), stuffing, green bean casserole, scalloped corn, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, deviled eggs, a veggie plate, jellied cranberries (You know the kind that come out of the can holding the shape of the can. It's a tradition.), and pumpkin cheesecake. Can we say YUM?? And our turkey is a nice 20 pounder so if you're hard up for somewhere to have dinner, come on over. We'll have plenty to go around.

We had to do some last minute grocery shopping for our dinner. Yesterday, C hit the commissary on his way home from work and they were out of EVERYTHING. They didn't even have 1% milk. He bought what he could then we went to the Harris Teeter this afternoon for the rest. And that was a madhouse too but they had everything we needed including some stuff we didn't, heheh. We have a nice bottle of Merlot to go with our bird (Emeril recommended it) and all the trimmings. I couldn't be more excited. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. All it is, is good food and good company without the pressure of gift giving or costume buying or anything else. Me likes.


  1. What time should I be over? ;-) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Trisha. My husband and I are planning to take in a movie and eat out--a tradition we seem to have established a few years ago when we stopped traveling for the holidays to visit family (usually because of work conflicts).

  2. Let's see, if we leave now, we could be there in time for leftovers!!! Just kidding. Happy Thanksgiving!! And here's to peace and quiet!

  3. 20lb turkey for just the 4 of you? Crazy. I got a 12lb for us 4 and we will be swimming in leftovers. Have a super great day. One of these years we will have to do this at th same time and the same place. :)

  4. Thanks for the well wishes everyone. Leftovers are goooood.


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