Thursday, November 25, 2004

Turkey & All The Trimmings

Happy Thanksgiving! Today, we give thanks for the blessings we have in life and celebrate the harvest with a feast. It's just Rob and I for the holiday and Rob is cooking a 10lb bird with all the trimmings. I have fruit salad duty and yams. There will be cranberry sauce, granny green beans and biscuits to go with the turkey, stuffing, taters and gravy. For dessert, we have a pumpkin pie.
I have been sick for the past week with a sinus infection and bronchitis. Not much of an appetite since everything tastes like dirt because of the congestion and mucus. I went to the doctor yesterday and got some antibiotics so hopefully I will be back to normal soon.
We bought the new Harry Potter DVD last night. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban. Loved it! I sure hope all of the books are made into movies. The fourth book is currently in filming now. I love this series.
Reading a really good book called DEADLY LOVE by Brenda Joyce. It's a historical mystery series that takes place in New York City in 1902. The heroine is a woman named Francesca Cahill who is a bit of a reformist. She is going to college, which is something that isn't common in that day and is solving crimes alongside the new police commissioner, Rick Bragg. There's a hint of a romance, but so far nothing has developed too far. This story deals with the kidnapping of a toddler and Francesca is the one who discovers the kidnapping note. I highly recommend the series and look forward to reading the other books.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Another Month Bites The Dust...

Do I really want to go here? No, but I will. There are only 3 weeks left until Thanksgiving! And then you know what that means ... Christmas shopping! Yuck. When did Christmas get so commercialized? Is this something we are teaching our kids? Lord, I hope not, but more and more I am witnessing this fact. "What are you getting me?" "Gimme this; Gimme that." Whatever happened to the joy of the holiday; of getting together with the people who mean the most to you in your life; sharing good food, good company, laughter and joy. Counting your blessings and rejoicing in the spirit of the holiday. Why does the holiday equate with Visa, Mastercard and malls now?
At work, my Supervisor asked me and my co-shift supervisors if we wanted to have a Christmas party and a gift exchange. I said no. I think I offended some of the others. Why they don't go ahead and do something amongst themselves, I don't know. Instead, I would much rather as a group just get together for dinner and enjoy each other's company and get to know each other better.
Bah Humbug? I don't think so, but if that's all Christmas is to people now instead of the spirit, joy and happiness, then I guess you can call me Ebenezer. It's not even December yet and I'm already dreading it.
I don't look forward to decorating either. Mainly because I lack creativity and it feels like a chore to decorate. I know there are a lot of people that really go all out to decorate the inside and outside of their homes and, don't get me wrong....they look nice, but it's that commercialism thing again. So many people have to have the newest decorations and lots of 'em, so cha-ching! Someone is making money off of the holiday. My parents never went out and bought a new tree and all the trimmings every year but that seems to be the trend.
As much as I would like to hide under my bed until it's over, I can't. The Holidays are quickly approaching and it seems like it comes around faster with each year. So, as with years gone by, I will try to make the best of it, keep smiling and pray the radio station plays a variety of Christmas songs instead of the same ones over and over. One of my favorites is "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" by Bob Rivers Comedy Group. So, at least if I can't avoid the whole holiday thing, I can at least laugh my ass off.


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