November 26, 2015
Good morning. I've been up since 4 a.m. So much for sleeping through the whole night. haha. But I've made good use of my time by checking emails, and making breakfast for Pogo and me. I even put the last few rows on the baby blanket. I'll take a photo later to share.
Today I have super news. Our baby Ali was able to go home yesterday, and her mom sent us this photo. This is Lilah, Ali and Jack. I have lots to be thankful for.
Yesterday afternoon, I took Joe grocery shopping so he could buy his turkey and other supplies for today's dinner. Oh my, what a sticker shock he got!!! Not only were all the turkeys priced way up from last Friday's price, but they only had frozen turkeys left.
What does a person do when the bird has to be thawed out in time to be cooked this morning? He decided to put the turkey back and buy a turkey breast instead. I read the label and there are still (parts of) legs and wings in the package. I don't know how, but no big deal. However, it was frozen solid.
When we got home, Joe immediately put the frozen chunk of turkey into a huge pan of water to thaw it out. A couple hours later he took it out of the water and put it in the refrigerator. I asked why it wasn't still in the water and Joe said that it was all thawed out. HUH???? Peanut butter and jelly is starting to sound really good!
I have a funny story and photo to share with you. Yesterday, before I left for the market, I put some of Pogo's big fuzzy blankets on the floor (just in case of accidents). When I get home, I pick them up, fold them and put them away.
Yesterday, when I got home from the store, I was in a hurry to take a potty break, so I folded the blankets up and set them on Pogo's little bed. When I came back into the room, I found my little guy perched on top of the pile of blankets, with no intention of getting down anytime soon. I guess he was just claiming ownership so that I wouldn't put the blankets away somewhere. haha. He is such a wonderful little character! (so yes, I left his blankets there for now)
As you know, most retail stores (not all) have decided to stay closed either all day or at least most of the day so that employees could spend Thanksgiving with their families. However, they don't tell you that their employees still have to work whole shifts today to get the store's merchandise ready for the big sale. My daughter Audrey is working (for Walmart) this morning from 4:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. So much for letting the employees enjoy the day at home with their families. What's wrong with this picture?
Why can't we bring back the blue laws where all stores were closed on Sundays and Holidays? At least close for the Holidays! Families are so very important, but it's hard to celebrate together when the parents are required to work on the holidays. It's hard to go to church together when your parents are working on Sundays. Just food for thought.
I want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. Even if it is not a holiday where you live, Y'all have a super day anyway!!
Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. Stacey, can you please email me so that I can email you back? Thanks, Edna B.