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Turkey was put in at 4:00 am. I only hope 11 hours is long enough.
Jiah won’t be here. That is new. And bothersome. I guess I’ll get over it.
Appetizers: Shrimp cocktail, Roasted garlic dip, Fancy cheese platter, Pickled cucumbers & garlic
Dinner: Big ass turkey, Gluten free stuffing, Homemade cranberry sauce w/ apples, Sweet potato salad, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Butternut soup, Michael’s hard cider
Dessert: Chocolate cream pie, Pumpkin pie
We cooked all day! I hope the guys from Michael’s office have good appetites. The only thing missing is my mom and sister. I haven’t spent a holiday with either of them in at least 7 years. How sad is that? My dad came down for Christmas 5 years ago. That was.. Interesting. He always makes for an uncomfortable good time.
Fucking turkey is 45 pounds. 45 pounds!! He won’t fit in the oven. What do I do! Even if he did fit it would take 15 hours to cook him. I had not anticipated this. Wild turkey next time. Or maybe buy one from the Hutterites. This white broad breasted turkey business is just nuts.
I have decided to put the nose to the grindstone and actually get busy on a submission to an art show. The first in probably 2 years. I’ll be working on miniature art quilts for the ZACC minis fundraiser. I’m thinking a space theme. Planets, rockets, etc. Ok. Just thought I’d put that out there so now I feel obligated to get it done. Aaaaaaaand….. Go!
A couple days ago Mia asked me to knit her a scarf before it gets cold. Hmmm.. She should have asked sooner. It’s really cold now and it’s going to take me a couple if weeks to get this done I’m afraid.