I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was okay. I'm not going to give it any higher marks than just okay. Here's a wrap up of my Thanksgiving (note: it is going to sound an awful lot like complaining, but really, it's just the facts folks).
On Monday, I was trying to get things wrapped up so I could go home on Wednesday. My mom's birthday is mid-December, so I wanted to get her birthday present and bring it home, so I wouldn't have to ship it. I went over to Neiman's, got her present, and then on the way home, BAM! I got sick. I thought it was allergies, and maybe it is, but I have felt like total crap-ola ever since.
Tuesday was kind of a blur. I had morning class and night class. I lost my voice while lecturing in each. I still felt bad, so I prepared nothing for my trip home.
Wednesday morning I got up, did some packing and was about to wrap my Mom's present when I got a phone call that my grandfather was on the way to the hospital via ambulance because they thought he was having a stroke. So I finished packing up and loaded the car and headed out of town. I stopped at my parents' house to drop off Lola and then I went to the hospital. They think it was a TMA (mini stroke). It affected his speech, but that is slowly getting better. They kept him overnight, and now he has to follow-up with a neurologist because it is apparently a precursor to more strokes.
Wednesday night we had a fish fry at my other grandmother's house. Thankfully I remember to bring the slaw that I made (because I forgot several other things in the rush).
Thursday morning was an early morning because Mom and I had lots of cooking to do. The funniest part was that I got confused about the turkey and prepared the bottom of the turkey as if it was the turkey breast! I only discovered when it was about to go in the oven and had to re-do the whole thing. I'm not sure if it was a blonde moment or the mucinex I am living on right now.
Also on Thursday's list of misadventures is this little heart warming story: I hadn't even gotten up from the dinner table yet. My Dad came in and said, "You need to go home and take care of your dog. She needs a bath and I've locked her outside." Side note: I didn't even know my Dad had left my grandmother's and gone home, so I was confused for a minute here. It seems that sweet little princess Lola had drug one side of her head and beard through Milly's dog poop. Yes, she was sh*t-faced and I do not mean drunk! I cannot imagine what possessed her, but I had to put her in their garage sink and proceeded to do what Lola would testify to (if she could speak English) as "waterboarding".
After all that, I never even felt like eating a piece of pie yesterday! I did bring a piece of the pie my mom had made per my request home and have eaten a bite of it so far.
I came home last night. I didn't do any shopping today, but I did go to Target and get 2 fresh turkeys. They needed to be frozen or cooked by tomorrow, so they were major cheap...$3.25 each for 13.5 lb turkeys. I put one in the freezer and cooked the other one this afternoon. Yes, my second turkey in 2 days. I didn't get any leftovers off the 21 lb one yesterday, so I plan to make paninis and a turkey-noodle casserole that my grandma makes.
I felt so poorly all weekend that I didn't snap one dang picture. Here's a iphone picture of Turkey #2:
Oh, and at least I managed to purchase the one item on my Black Friday shopping list. Yes, I cheated a bit. I had gone to Sam's Club on Monday and they handed me a flyer which contained some of the Friday sales. In it was a TV that I have been wanting for my bedroom for about $175 cheaper than the normal price. Thursday morning while the turkey was baking and I was waiting to do everything else, I got online and found that I could purchase it on their website and they had free shipping! No 5 a.m. lines required!
So here I am on Friday night. Still feeling puny. Having a ton of stuff to do and no energy or desire to do it. I do not even have the slightest desire to put up any of my Christmas stuff, which if you know me, just might be a sign of the Apocalypse.
Hoping you had a great Thanksgiving though!