Sunday, November 18, 2007

Blog Already!

That was a message from my cousin Kelly today, "Blog Already". Where to begin? I have had one mama-jama long week! I knew I would going into it, but now that I have a moment to stop and catch my breath, it really was a long busy week.
Highlights included: Dinner at Jeanelle's on Tuesday. The best tasting ham ever! Thanks Jeanelle! Wednesday night gossip girl turkey session with Kelly. I knew Chuck was going to give Blair the necklace! Thursday, dinner and fellowship with the ladies at Bonnie's place. Meeting Amanda and I like her already cause she had cupcakes for us! The way to my heart is through cupcakes! mmmm...
Friday, well Friday was a super go go go day. After work I rushed to Lakewinds Food Co-op to place an order on a big fat fresh organic turkey. Kelly and I were content with cooking a 9 pounder, but my mom insisted on at least 18! But she's paying for it, so I doth not protest. So I literally ran into Lakewinds, to the front counter and I stammered slightly out of breath, "Is it too late to get my turkey order in?" I think I was expecting a crabby old lady with an evil eye, waiting to take her stamp that reads DENIED and slam it down on my order form. But instead a kind lady took my form, assured me that she was going to put it with the other forms. I guess I'm just really worried that I will go to pick up my bird and they will have no record of my request. It's stressful enough to be a first time turkey maker! My mom's friends invited them over for thanksgiving, but my mom politely declined and told them she would be with me and that I was making a turkey for the first time. Her friend said, You're putting your money on a first time turkey maker over me who has years of turkey experience? Apparently my mom has faith in me. I am confident that I will do just fine. I can do all things through Julia Child who gives me strength. Oh wow, was that just totally blasphemous to say? Well I guess I prefer to worship a God who has a sense of humor.
After my turkey order, I rushed over to Edina to meet Kelly and Kyle for a movie. We saw Lars and The Real Girl. I really love this movie. It's just beautiful and touching and funny all rolled into one. RUN don't walk to see it! And if all that fun wasn't enough, I went back to the East Side to meet up with Ellen. We had dinner at Chili's, drank some 'ritas and talked forever. I promise you Ellen that I will see Lars with you!
Saturday I awoke early to hit the Macy's door busters. On a mission to get a $5.98 roasting pan. Guess who got the last one! Yeah you know it! Two minutes later I saw a bevy of soccer moms standing around the empty display all looking rather disappointed. So I avoided that section of the store like the plague. I remember the cabbage patch doll fights of '84, I'm no fool! Nobody's taking my roaster away from me! Word to your mother.
After all that I headed out to my parents place to help them move back into the house, unpack boxes and get them settled in. They just all seem so happy to be back in their own place! Later that night I met up with Shannon for dinner and a movie. We saw Fred Claus, only so so, but mildly entertaining. Shannon and I were extremely grossed out by Santa's sausage sized fingers! EW! Later, I crashed on Shannon's couch and Sunday morning I went back out to my parents to help do more unpacking.
I am now home. It was nice to walk in and throw down my stuff, wave hello to my bed and crash on the couch. When I don't sleep in my own bed, I have this silly thing i do, when I finally see my bed, I always say, "MY BED!" My bed treats me well and I love it dearly!
I am now having a moment to catch my breath to relax and do nothing but catch up on The Office from Thursday and munch on my new favorite Wasabi Crackers with Laughing Cow cheese spread. Kelly got me hooked on both!

So as you can see this HAS been a long, fruitful and fun week, not including my job... PUKE and no comment.
Ellen and I were talking the other night and I was telling her how my family has very strong hermit tendencies. We like to be home-bodies and eventually a tad bit reclusive. Ellen said, "But not you and Kelly!" I had to laugh out loud. I cannot speak for Kelly, but she has her hermit ways, and I definitely do as well. However, I am blessed with friends, and my own company can get pretty old. I am a work in progress. I can rise up like a phoenix among the hermits.
I would like to continue to sit on my couch and chill for the rest of the night, but I have been summoned for dinner at the Vlach's... Kyle shot a pheasant and he wants to cook it up. Kelly made muffins and I don't want to pass that up. I only have to work 2 days this week (praise God!) and soon I can decorate for Christmas. This will be another busy week, but bountiful and I am already thankful for so much, and it's not even Thanksgiving Day. Gobble Gobble.


Megan said...

That's it?

The Kings of Lauderdale said...

That Megan is funny.
My favorite part about this blog post (and I always have a favorite part) is that you said "word to your mother." meow.

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