One week from Thanksgiving and I am almost done with the turkey. We have one meal worth of leftover turkey-n-gravy. And, of course, the turkey noodle soup I made yesterday which is now in the freezer for any time we're feeling like hot, homemade soup.
I'm making hamburgers for dinner tonight because I am just about turkey'd out.
Yesterday, I made two loaves of pumpkin pie bread to give away as gifts. Today, I'll make two loaves of apple-cranberry bread, also for gifts. With the scattering of gifts I already bought for the Kid, I'll be done with Christmas as soon as I can get it all baked, packaged, and shipped. This is what comes from not living close to family. Everything Christmas has to be done and shipped well before everyone else is done.
I have a new tree:
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can listen to Christmas music. I can't tolerate it before Thanksgiving, but after is totally cool. And once New Year's Day is over, I'll stop it again for another year. I think it makes the season more special to keep it down to one month.
Standing in the checkout line, I got attacked by the candy. I'm usually pretty good at holding out, but this time I got a bag of English Toffee Peanut M&Ms and a big Hershey bar with Whopper bits in it. Yummers. I'd recommend them both.
We like to watch documentaries on air disasters. It's interesting to see how they figure out exactly what happened. What can I tell ya, I like mysteries. Yesterday, one of the channels was having a marathon of a series I hadn't seen before, so I settled in. And then they got to the one about a plane at the end of the Vietnam war that was evacuating children out of Saigon in 1975. That was a hard one to watch. The babies in the passenger area all made it out fine, but the older kids in the cargo area... None of them survived. All due to a mechanical failure in the locking clamps of the ramp at the back of the plane. Yeah, I cried.
My knowledge of history is woefully inadequate. By the time I reached the point in school where they would start teaching history, they had changed it to 'social studies' and nixed the history part. Therefore, I find myself ignorant of things like WWII and Vietnam. Hell, most everything I know about the Korean War, I learned from M*A*S*H, which is just sad. So, I watch documentaries and try to fill the gaps. But I'm wary of a lot of documentaries because instead of telling the damn story, they insert their own little spins and opinions. Sorta like the news these days. Just give me the facts and let me decide what to think of them.
Prepping for next year, I already bought the calendar that'll go above my desk and a new day planner. Woohoo.
Well, I think that's it for today. What kinds of this n that have you got for me?