Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday morning, we got woke up early by a contractor call...turns out Alan already re keyed the house he was calling about on Saturday but it was ok...we needed to get up...I've been really lazy with this cold...been sleeping in and going to bed early too.....Nyquil every evening.....it really helps. My energy is coming back a little so I know I am getting better but still feel kinda lousy.

We will have to get the turkey out so it will be thawed by Thursday....I usually sit it in the sink with cold water and put it in the fridge at night....is that what you do?
We are just going to have a traditional turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, gravy, fruit salad, yams, rolls, green bean casserole, and pie......everyone likes the traditional menu and won't let me change anything.....we do differently on Christmas....and sometimes grill steaks outside if it isn't raining.
My grandmother (dad's mom) always said when she was young, they had clam chowder on Christmas eve...it was a tradition...there must have been a New England influence there in the past. I like clam chowder but as I am allergic to shellfish, have to abstain. Grandma's family were strict Methodist's and didn't allow anything to be done on Sunday but go to church and read the Bible.....no playing either on Sunday except Bible related toys....must to have been hard to be a child on Sunday!
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