Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey hangover

So, I'm at work. AT WORK. Doing absolutely nothing. I read InTouch magazine already (I was going to make reference to something interesting in the world of celebrity gossip, but couldn't think of anything. Fitting, eh?), did the Sudoku in the back, stared at the wall.... UGH, there's nothing to do. If I had spent more than 10 minutes getting ready at home this morning, perhaps I would have thought to bring my thank-yous in to write. It's only been 5 weeks since the wedding. Sighhhhhhhh.

I don't understand why my bosses find it necessary for us to be here today. Especially to be here ALL DAY. I mean, I understand that a hospital never closes and therefore we will always have employees working here, but must we be here the entire day? Oh well. I'm getting paid.

Thanksgiving was successful yesterday. We had two gatherings to attend -- one "extended family" at my cousin's in Golden Valley, and one with immediate family in Apple Valley. Brian and I were in charge of making the Pumpkin Chiffon pie and "kids stuffing" (aka Stove Top) for our evening gathering at my dad & stepmom's house. Both turned out amazingly, if I do say so myself. My stepmom loves to plop strange ingredients into her stuffing -- this year it was dried apricots and.... heck, I don't know, I ate the Stove Top! We opted to make it with chicken stock instead of water, and then added sauteed onions and celery. Yummmmmmm. I think we shall incorporate Stove Top more regularly into our dinner rotation.

OK.... looking back, this entire blog post is like "what I've been doing since the last time I blogged - the minutiae of my life." BORING. Maybe I should blog about my philosophies and ideals instead? Nah.

Yesterday, I found myself thinking of Thanksgiving as really more "Pre-Christmas." For example, I showed up at my parents to find they had put up a Christmas tree and were playing Christmas music. And following tradition, after dinner, we watched A Christmas Story. Granted, my father absolutely loves Christmas. Eh well, I suppose Thanksgiving through New Years are just rolled into "Happy Holidays" anyway....

Happy Holidays,

P.S. I was quite excited to see that there were two comments on my first blog post - and then I realized that my OWN comment counted. FAIL.


  1. Dried apricots? I'll take the Stovetop please! :) Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

  2. I'll comment! There, now you have two :)

    I don't like stuffing at all so the mention of apricots and other random crap in it kind of makes me want to barf. I'm glad you enjoyed your stove top! and I am impressed that you get assigned actual food items for family gatherings...I usually get told to bring the soda or the olives or something like that. I kind of like it that way, though ;)