November 22nd, 2007

Halloween Cat

Happy Thanksgiving!

No writing done today.

Living Room is painted. Waiting for everything to dry, then will pull tape and do touchups, then furniture will go into place.

Dinner was lovely, first major meal cooked in New Kitchen. Turkey, brined, was perfect (really, honest, perfect; I can't remember one I've done better); stuffing excellent, gravy very good albeit somewhat greasy from the excellent bird (this will be taken care of with leftovers, when skimming off cold grease will be easy before re-heating), baked sweet potatoes with butter and peas w/onions. Nothing too fancy. Did not have to bake a pie since the neighbors dropped by with one, lovely! We had a few nice little Bailey's Irish Cream puffs from CostCo (wonderful!), and that was the day. Probably a good thing it was just Barb & me, gave us a day to just do stuff around the house. Sat in our new dining room to enjoy our repast and even shared some wine (for those who know Barb, that's something). Some pictures were taken, and hopefully Barb will get a website of the Remodel of Awesome up in the near future for all and sundry to admire. (There has been much squeeing.)

Had to only make one emergency run to the store; fortunately Walgreens was open, for they sold BOTH the blue edging tape we needed as well as the dishwasher detergent we also needed.

Speaking of which, I am not too proud to admit I was wrong. I love my dishwasher. I embrace its sinister attraction. Dishes put in (without ANY pre-rinse) come out nice and hot and clean (and mostly dry, unless they have places water can settle, like curled lips or indented bottoms). This includes the entire Thanksgiving meal except the roasting pan, which didn't fit. And it was far from a top-of-the-line model, too.

I found I'm rather glad I bought these scrubs for Halloween - they make for great knock-around-the-house/painting pants. I may have to pick up another pair the next time I'm in Goodwill.

Santa has ridden by at Macy's, and NOW the holiday season can officially begin. Commence hooplah. All my Christmas icons are on my other computer.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night.
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