Saturday, November 29, 2008

Moving forward...

Thanksgiving was pretty good here... Jay and I went to my parents. My insane but adorable mother has apparently recently become addicted to Food Network, and our Thanksgiving feast was proof of that. Normally, she'll stick to the basics-- turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce... but this year included about 10 different varieties of stuffing (including "pizza stuffing", which was pepperoni, onions and mozzarella cheese, and "stuffin muffins" which were made in muffin pans), 5 different kinds of sweet potatoes and 5 different kinds of squash. It was sort of a Thanksgiving sampler... we were instructed to try each one and report back about which were our favorites.

We took home lots of leftovers, which have already quickly dwindled.

I spent most of Black Friday (which felt like a Sunday-- my body was definitely angry!) at work. Luckily the sales at retail pharmacies aren't worth getting there at 9 PM the day before and trampling someone for, so things were relatively slow.

I left at five when my darling LaVonna showed up (definite best part of Thanksgiving--friends you usually wouldn't get to see are in town!) and then her, Jay and I braved Wal-Mart to see about getting me a sewing machine. I had done my homework (did you know there are website that show you stores Black Friday flyers way before the actual shopping date? It was a lifesaver) and walked out of Wal-Mart about $70 poorer, but holding (...okay, it was heavy... Jay was holding it) a shiny new sewing machine and grinning from ear to ear.

I've already sewn two new bags (a recycled t-shirt bag from one of my favorite old shirts, and a cute little clutch purse), I just need to pick up some finishing touches (buttons and a strap) and they'll be ready to sell! I hope someone will give my tshirt bag a good home, we've had good times together. It will be hard to part with!

Tonight I'm heading out for a friends birthday dinner, and then Danielle is coming up from Boston...

I wish weekends were longer!

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