Friday, November 18

Friday check-in; 11/18/11

Happy Friday. I was thinking about construction paper turkeys today. I remember the smell of glue and paper.

So I'm hosting Thanksgiving for my grandparents this year and decided to make two smaller turkeys instead of one big one. More dark meat, easier to cook, plenty of leftovers to share. And if a practice run goes well, I"m going to cook the potatoes in the pressure cooker. I heard they will cook in six minutes. We'll see.

I lost my computer this week; the hard drive was on its last legs. So I lost a day's worth of time trying to figure out how to clone the drive, including four hours in a live chat with a nice man from India. I never was able to make it work, so instead, I backed up the files and reinstalled all the software.

I read a novel I ended up loving, called Stiltsville, by Susanna Daniel. It's the story of a marriage, set in Miami in the 70s and beyond. The author includes lots of small details that build a rich world to get lost in. I think some you would like it a lot. It would be a good book club pick.

Spidey, how's life after quitting? Has it happened yet?


Spidey said...

I have 4 more days. Last day is 11/25. I can't wait!
I will report how life is after next week. :)

vq said...

I went turkey shopping today, and decided just to get a turkey breast. We all hate dark meat, anyway. Doh! Why have I not done this before?

Sonya said...

I bailed on the idea of two turkeys. Not sure what I was thinking. There will be only seven of us. But I did buy one of those counter roasters that Emma has and I'm roasting the turkey right now. Will cool it and carve tomorrow. Also want to make a drink made of pomegranate liquor. My vacation is two weeks from tomorrow.

emma said...

I got lucky. My sister is hosting so I'm only the salad, hors d'oeuvres person.
Our recliner finally bit the dust . . BP has had to re-bolt it several times (I guess a recliner that lasts 19 years has served its' purpose). we're going out on Black Friday to scout for one.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday!

Spidey said...

going to spideysons inlaws for thanksgiving.i am looking forward to it.
i will find out that day if i will have a grandson or a granddaughter. i cannot wait. surrounded by family, waiting to welcome the new member of our family. what more is there to be thankful for.

schell said...

Keith and I are going to a friends for dinner today...I'm making sweet potatoes and a pie.
Sunday I'm hosting our family Thanksgiving dinner, so I'll be cooking all day Saturday.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Spidey said...

it's gonna be a grandson for me!
i can't wait!!!!

Brenda said...

day three... sweet freedom. life is good. ;)