Ok. Christmas is over. Whew!
It was nice. I had a good time with the family. Now that there’s fewer really young kids, Christmas is much more quiet and relaxing than it used to be.
But it’s always a relief to have it over. The shopping is done. The eating is done.
Now… time to get back to normal.
Wait… did I say NORMAL? Because it SNOWED here over night… in DECEMBER! And it’s STILL SNOWING! Sheesh.
Still, not so bad that we won’t be able to get out in the afternoon hours. The roads will be slushy, but I do not think this will get bad until tonight when the clouds move out and the temps drop down to “sheet of ice”.
Guess I’ll be working from home tomorrow, at least for half the day until things melt off.
Now I just need to get up the gumption to unwind myself from the blankets and get my butt off this couch and go work out. Yesterday’s pie festival isn’t going to go away on it’s own!
I slept late.
Cleaned the kitchen (I mean, CLEAN – like 4 hours of scrubbing, pulled out the stove, washer AND dryer, cleaned stuff that I barely knew existed – CLEAN)
Then “made” Thanksgiving pizza. Turkey, Bacon, Onion, Black Olive, Extra cheese.
Big honkin salad for me, small honkin salad for the SB. I had cranberry sauce on the side with mine. Oh, the yumminess. Oh, the quiet!
I am not a big fan of shopping on “Black Friday”. It’s crowded, it’s pushy, it’s annoying. It’s generally not fun. Not fun at all.
But the Target circular came out today… and they have some games for $10 and $5 that I think my little nephews would really like – Rock ‘em Sock ;em Robots, anyone?
Also, there are some really nice sweaters that I saw last week that I liked but didn’t want to pay $18 for… and they are $9.
So I may be forced out into the crazed post-holiday shopping madness.
On the up side, if I DO decide to go, it certainly won’t have to be at 3am or anything crazy like that. If I go, and they don’t have the things, I am not going to flip out and die.
Oh, no, it must just be the week of Thanksgiving… that magical time of year when a two day holiday magically morphs into a 9 day vacation for so many people that the roads and office are pretty much deserted.
I’m not complaining. I like a nice, empty office with no one asking me for anything.
This Thanksgiving is going to be a very quiet one for us. My family and the SB’s family are both out of town this year. So instead of the traditional crazy double thanksgiving family fest that is our usual fare, this year we will be participating in the “other” tradition we have for Thanksgiving… the one we only get to indulge in when the fates align and this sort of all-out-of-town kind of thing happens.
Yup. Thanksgiving day it’s going to be just me, the SB, and a take-and-bake pizza from our local Harris Teeter.
I’m going to take the 5 cheese pizza, get a thick slice of Deli turkey, cut it into cubes, saute it with onions, sprinkle that, some black olives, and some pre-cooked bacon on to the pizza (probably with some more cheese, just for good measure) and voila! Thanksgiving Pizza!
I may even splurge and get a can of jellied cranberry sauce to go along with it!
It should be a day full of awesome!
Well, awesome and cleaning the garage… because what else are you gonna do with all those days off?