Nov 242012

Neither of us felt great on Thanksgiving Day, so instead of going out to dinner, or having a big meal at home, we lazed around all day, had a light dinner and went to bed earlier than usual.

So we had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Miss Terry cooked a wonderful turkey breast (no drumsticks) with all the trimmings, including stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, made from scratch rolls, fresh cranberry orange relish, and delicious pecan pie. It was worth waiting for!

Terry makes the best pecan pies in the world.

Pecan Pie

Terry loves to cook, and she was in heaven all day as she bustled around the kitchen doing her thing. I just stayed out of her way as much as possible, not wanting to interfere with the process. I’ve never been a huge fan of turkey, though we did have deep fried turkey a couple of times that was excellent, but when Terry cooks it, I love it. I think she could make an old tennis shoe taste good.

I spent the day working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and got a good start at it. I’ve still got quite a ways to go, but I’m off and running.

Does your family have any special holidays traditions? This week starts my annual tradition of avoiding WalMart and all big box stores until all of the drunks have slept off their hangovers in early January. I can’t handle the crowds, the craziness, and the senseless need to spend a fortune buying the latest must have toy or gadget, which they will lose interest in and will be replaced by something else a week after the Christmas tree comes down.

Somebody on the news yesterday was talking about her Black Friday shopping adventures, and getting up at 4 AM to be in line when the store opened at 6. If I’m up at 4 AM it’s because my bladder wakes me up. Another brain dead shopper had just bought seven iPhones for her nieces and nephews, the youngest of whom was eight years old. What the heck does an eight year old need an iPhone for? I’ll tell you why – because somebody in an advertising agency convinced them they do. Yeah, I know, bah humbug. Call me Scrooge. Or Grinch.

Thought For The Day – A good cry is like a carwash for the soul.

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  10 Responses to “A Day Late And A Drumstick Short”

  1. Me too Nick! Bah Humbug!!!!!

  2. …but, the question is: “Who did the dishes?”

  3. No Black Friday for us. If you do your comparison shopping, you can get most of the same deals on sales during the year or on the internet . No waiting in line or 4 am wakeups. Really how much stuff do you need?!?!?!?!?!? We RVers are masters at living with less stuff. Christmas is TOOOOOOO commercialized. We like to celebrate the real reason for the season: being thankful and the birth of Jesus Christ. Those don’t need a new TV or cell phone!!!!!!!!!

  4. One of the major advantages of full-timing is the lack of space and/or weight carrying capacity in our RV. We neither need nor desire “stuff”.

    The next time we’ll do any “mall walking” will be in Quartzsite’s Big Tent.

  5. Like Connie said, Jesus got along just fine without a cell phone or a big TV.

  6. You can add myself to your bah-hum-bug followers. And you were 100% correct on those expensive electronics to kids not dry behind the ears yet.

  7. Like all have said I stay away from the stores on Black Friday. I believe no one under the age of 18 should have a phone or mobile device. Kids today do not know how to talk to anyone or socialize with there peers etc. 🙁

  8. Yeah…like I’d stand in line for hours only to have someone say to me, “If you push me one more time I’m going to stab you.” I did Black Friday one time about 20 years ago and said I’d never go through that madness again. We keep seeing scenes on TV that shows all the mobs and rudeness. If that’s not warning enough, then they deserve what they get.

    Oh, our friend’s daughter and her boyfriend camped out at Best Buy and bought up all the TV’s on sale so that they could resell them. They offered one to us for $200 more than we could buy it online. I’ll chalk it up to being young…and stupid. Is this where I say, Bah-humbug?

  9. I too stay away from all the Black Friday hoopla. I think it is better to dwell on Thanksgiving itself and to be thankful for everything we have. You have a wonderful wife and a wonderful life to be thankful for as do I. And I have your blog to read which I am thankful for. Safe travels and may you be thanful for many more things in your life.

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