Sunday, November 25, 2007


In keeping with my personal tradition of doing things bass ackwards, I made a full turkey dinner today. Yes, I had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving Day with no need to cook. Then I turned around and did all of the work today, the day before returning to work. And I am pooped! Now I remember why I had foresworn cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the past. So now, of course, I have leftovers.

We made it to the mall oh, so very briefly on Black Friday. I was so proud of myself - I directed my companion through all of the back roads and we avoided the heavy traffic. My companion was going to the DMV (actually, in NJ it's the MVC - Motor Vehicle Commission) to renew a driver's license. It was my advice to include a birth certificate amongst the various pieces of documentation required to renew a license these days, but, alas, this went unheeded. I spent a total of about 10 seconds looking at the racks in the first (and only) shop I entered before my (irate) companion tracked me down complaining that the MVC would not renew the license without a birth certificate or passport. We left the mall.

I decided not to let the day end on this miserable note. I took off on my own for upper Cape May County and did some antiquing all by myself. I didn't buy any antiques, but I saw some potential future purchases. I also checked out a favorite garden center with all of its holiday displays, but I'm not ready to concede that the Christmas season is upon us, and I didn't buy any decorations.

So that's it, my backwards holiday weekend in a nutshell. The fridge is full and the kitchen is clean, so I have no reason to complain.


virginia gal said...

good for you - not ending the day on a sour note!

I caved and my dorm room has all the holiday decorations my defense we leave for the holidays in three weeks, if I don't put up the stuff now, it will never get put up.

mommanator said...

wish I had decided to cook turkey after the day, I miised it. and still ahven't had any, if I were in NJ I would inviter myself over for some. I know you won't eat it all!
Why don't companions ever listen to the smarter one of the 2 LOL . We had too many papers when we recently had ours redone. My Hubby was in serious overkill when it came to the papers one needed!

Weary Hag said...

I love to see people step away from 'the system' and in your own special way, you did that by waiting till Sunday to enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey! haha good for you!

Nothing wrong with leftovers. We enjoyed ours all weekend long and I even made a huge vat of hearty soup which now sits in smaller containers in my freezer.

Glad you got out shopping a little too... and kept it in moderation.

Merci said...

Virginia Gal-
I will decorate soon. In fact, the weather is getting colder and I'm beginning to feel the season. I have a yen to visit a few more garden centers and shops. We'll see what the rest of the week brings.

Because men don't listen to women. ;)

Weary Hag-
I had a truly thankful day, and a nice weekend, too. Sounds like yours was nice, too. These are the good times.