Shannon Stacey

PreThanksgiving chaos

My turkey’s frozen solid. My kids are on the first day of a 5-day weekend, following the short kid’s birthday party last night. I may never see my living room again. There’s a cement truck dumping concrete into my yard, which is good because we’ve been ignoring the winter parking ban for 8 days now. We’re also getting our first snow storm tomorrow.

Plus I’ve been scanning the Black Friday ads. Do I want the $400 laptop from Walmart, or do I want to wait and save up and get a better one? And this desktop is 5 years old, and starting to get downright persnickety, and while the husband and I could use the laptop, the short kid couldn’t. So shouldn’t I replace the desktop? Do I really need a laptop, or do I want one because everybody else has one? :doh: Decisions, decisions.

Samhain Publishing snapped up a couple of awesome writers yesterday: Dee Tenorio and Emma Wayne Porter! You have no idea how thrilled I am for them! Good news for Thanksgiving! :woot:

So I have to take the short kid for his 5-year check-up this morning (pleasenoshotspleasenoshots) and launch a housekeeping blitzkrieg. Then, other than the actual preparation of The Feast, I’ll be writing. I need some serious butt-in-chair time.

So I’ll be the crazy lady in NH with a Swiffer in one hand and a turkey thawing under her other arm. :lmao:

10 comments to “PreThanksgiving chaos”

  1. Sela
      · November 23rd, 2005 at 9:58 am · Link

    Neener, neener. We bought a fresh turkey this year — no defrosting! But other than that, I’m right there with you on everything else. Oh wait. Except for the concrete thing. That’s just you.

  2. Shannon
      · November 23rd, 2005 at 1:43 pm · Link

    It’s so tempting to go out and write my name in his wet, smooth concrete.


  3. Mel
      · November 23rd, 2005 at 2:32 pm · Link

    the penguin would.

  4. Karen Templeton
      · November 23rd, 2005 at 5:04 pm · Link

    No! No! You need to have everybody leave HANDPRINTS, a la that place in Hollywood (see my blog for Why Karen Has No Nouns :eyebrow:).

    My turkey defrosted too fast on account of we’re having the warmest fall ever, so my garage isn’t cold enough to really be an auxiliary fridge. There’s still leaves on most of the trees, although they’ve gotten bored with being yellow and are now just yucky brown.

    BUT. Turkey’s in a safe place (the fridge), pumpkin pies are just about done, cherry pie’s ready to go in when the pumpkin pies come out, I really,truly have EVERYTHING for tomorrow, and the Husband has already done the centerpiece for the table.

    We may even rent a movie for tonight. :thumb:

  5. Charlene
      · November 23rd, 2005 at 8:37 pm · Link

    Go on, write your name in it, :devil:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Anna Lucia
      · November 24th, 2005 at 3:55 am · Link

    Okay – winter parking ban? I’ve been thinking about this, and I’m guessing you have to park your cars off the road in winter so they don’t get hidden in snowdrifts and cause obstructions? Am I close?

    *shakes head* Just once I’d like to experience a real winter. It’s been more than normally cold over here recently – but only down to about -7C. There’s been sheet ice, black ice, hoar frost, fog and freezing fog, and apart from the long journeys in freezing fog, I’ve enjoyed it all. They’re predicting snow for the weekend, so I’ve got my fingers crossed.

    Happy Thanksgiving, babe. Have a good one.

  7. Gabriele
      · November 24th, 2005 at 4:34 pm · Link

    Hehe, seems I don’t really miss much by not having Thanksgiving over here. ;)

    And I can always stuff ‘n cook a turkey if I feel like it. With the social life I have right now, it should last a week. :lmao:

  8. Sunny Lyn
      · November 24th, 2005 at 9:11 pm · Link

    I think of you every time someone mentions NH (our discussion on the Old Man of the mountain back on eharl daze). :cry: Wish I’d “met” him. Anyway, hope you’re having a fantastic holiday. Stay safe & warm during the storm. See you on the loops.

  9. Shannon
      · November 24th, 2005 at 9:17 pm · Link

    Yup, winter parking ban means we can’t park on the side of the street, not only because we’ll get buried into a massive snowbank, but because the plow having to go around parked cars means a narrower road, and a mess when the car’s dug out. So they’ll tow it. :oops: Luckily, our neighbors went away for the holiday and the truck’s parked up there. :rofl:

    We still miss the Old Man. :cry:

    Although, strangely enough, we still have a fairly steady flow of traffic in his direction. Why there’s a need to see where he used to be is beyond me, but he still draws in the dollars. :shrug:

    I hope everybody had a great holiday! Or just a plain old great day if you don’t do Turkey Day. :cheesy:

  10. Anna Lucia
      · November 25th, 2005 at 8:22 am · Link

    Ah, thanks for the explanation, Shan.

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