Sunday, November 29, 2009

Slow Sunday.

I have had a very nice Sunday. Really, I've had a great weekend. And since I'm semi-lazy today, I'm going to resort to bullets for this post:

  • Thanksgiving was good. I attempted to make a big breakfast for the family. It didn't go quite as well as I had hoped, but everyone found something they liked. Then we went up to my parents' house for the whole family dinner. My sister was only minorly snarky this year so that was good. The best parts were that Steven was here for the whole weekend, and Joseph came home from IU. It was so good to have Joseph around, and he spent some quality time with his siblings, especially Rachael.
  • Black Friday Steven and I slept in and ventured out around 10. I got a great digital camera (as a Christmas gift from Steven) and a small camcorder, as well as some toys for Aaron. We only hit 3 stores then had a late breakfast at Denny's.
  • Saturday I had to work 8 hours at the deli, which wasn't busy at all. Everyone did all their grocery shopping on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I personally packaged at least 200 pumpkin pies on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. The deli baked and sold over 1000 from Sunday to Wednesday. And a new record: I sliced 11 pounds of roast turkey for one lady.
  • Today saw Steven leaving around noon for Fort Worth, Texas, and Joseph heading back to college around 2. I have been working on reproducing my dad's homemade dressing, doing laundry, and working on lesson plans. It is SO nice not to have to work at the deli today.

Anyway, I've been procrastinating all day. I need to wrap up the school work. Aaron, Daniel and I are going to play "Apples to Apples Jr." in a few minutes.

How was YOUR turkey weekend? Get any good deals?

Have a great week.

J.

4 comments:

Sayre said...

I don't do Black Friday at all. I stay home and putz around (this year I worked on the spare room - which is always available to you!). I did go out on Saturday and it was lovely quiet since the big rivalry football game was on - no one was out there! I got a few presents for my granddaughter and some curtains for the spare room.

It was a good, but busy Thanksgiving. And it was nice to be able to slip out away from everyone and go visit Mom in the hospital.

Anonymous said...

Breakfast didn't go as hoped?
I think you're toying with me.

Sorry Babe, but I have to brag about cha now.

For those who don't know this: I have spent seven years in the Restaurant Biz, and I'm am quite an accomplished cook.
I am not a good "helper" in the kitchen; I tend to turn into the kitchen boss, which I readily admit and which J knows, so I was asked to budd out of contributing to the cooking of the super secret menu.

Poor J;
I opened the door to the kitchen to discover a fog had over taken the room, and the air was rife with the scent of charred flesh.
I was met with the look of "keep your yap shut". Some of the readers here have received this look too!
I took this as my cue to make a coffee / paper run. When I returned, the fog had cleared and the food was ready.
The whole family partook, eventually. (those darn teenagers sleep in ya know!)I regret to say that J didn't hear her two oldest sons rant about the food selection available, and that their mom is awesome.

I agree with them!
It turns out J did all the above to impress me.
I'm sorry, but I have to admit that I fell very short in showing my appreciation for her efforts.
(I did try to make up for this shortcoming by cleaning up the mess.)

The point of my story is not how J created a fog in the kitchen, for I have done far worse myself!
(think fire!)
The point is not how J was trying her best to make a perfect, one size fit's all meal and she insisted she do it by herself.

The point is that I'm in love with an awesome mom to her kids who still finds time to try to impress a guy who drives a truck!

Or, it takes gut's to stick your neck out, not knowing the end result.

Baby, you impressed the heck out of me this weekend!
I agree with your sons; you are awesome!

Me.

Brother Dave said...

No shopping after Thanksgiving day… through the entire weekend.

All the extras are gone, but turkey sandwiches will likely last 'til mid-week.

We got rain Friday night and Saturday morning. All-in-all this four-day weekend (Thurs & Fri were County holidays) was very nice.

Oh boy… next comes Christmas.

Hoosier Girl said...

Sayre - Your quiet weekend sounds good. I hope your mom is feeling better soon.

Anonymous - You are too sweet. I love you.

Brother Dave - I love leftover turkey sandwiches. With miracle whip. Yum!!

J.