Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I give thanks for 4 days out of school

I'm pretty psyched about Thanksgiving because I don't have to cook. I don't mind cooking a big meal for a lot of people. It doesn't stress me out.

I remember whenever my mom was going to cook she would freak out because my evil grandmother would drive her nuts. She freaked about the food and the cleanliness of the house. And about how us kids were dressed. And and and---- the list goes on.

Now, me, I don't care. I can cook for a big group and what happens happens. I burn a turkey, then we eat all the other stuff. The spaghetti sticks, add more sauce. Something turns out gross, order a pizza. It doesn't throw me for a loop.

This year I'm happy because I am lazy. I don't feel like cooking one more friggin' meal, and I don't feel like cleaning up. I'm more than content to make the 3 hour drive to my cousin's house for Thanksgiving lunch and then drive back. I wish I knew someone here who invited me for supper that was having Thanksgiving meal, around 6:30pm, because I'd be home in time and go eat there, too.

I'm declaring it MY break. I don't have to work at all. Not any of my part time jobs. NONE of them! Can you believe it?!? I traded with a guy so he could be home with his grandbabies on Christmas eve and he's working my Thanksgiving- win/ win for us all! (This year my Bro works on Xmas Eve so I sure don't mind working for a guy so he can see his grandkids!).

I'm also NOT going shopping on Black Friday. I toyed with the idea and then last night I had to visit 2 grocery stores and I think the entire population of my whole county was split between those 2 places and that cured my Black Friday idea. Not a bloomin' chance! I think people who go out on that day are crazy. Brave but just slightly crazy. It's like a version of sky diving or something, and I am not willing to take my life into my own hands for a $25 discount on a shirt. (Maybe on shoes......)

I'm gonna read. Maybe see a few movies. Maybe drink Starbucks. I'm gonna sleep in. I might make some cards. Who knows?

I just know that I am NOT making Thanksgiving Dinner and I am NOT Black Friday shopping.

And you can't make me!

Maggie Mae


Bragger said...

Now THAT'S my kind of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, my Sweet Girl is home and has roped me into cooking. (I'll watch her cook mostly.) Then she has this brilliant idea to go Black Friday shopping, which she KNOWS I abhor. The things we do for our children...

Curley said...

I bet if I asked you to go shopping with me on Friday, you'd go. But I ain't getting up that early. Happy Turkey day. You are welcome to join us Thursday evening, but I'm not going overboard with the cooking. Might have pumpkin pie if I have the energy to take it out of the freezer and put it into the oven.

Maggie said...

Bragger- good luck with the Black Friday shopping. What a nice way to prove your love to SG! haha! She better buy you lunch. And a really really REALLY good Christmas present! :)

Curley- I bought the pies, DaddyO baked 'em. We're a team effort around here!