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Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Never mind the shopping. Just give me some coffee!

Yesterday my dog and I drove down to my brother's house. (I drove...the dog was in the back seat sampling the air quality and staring down other drivers). We arrived to a house scented with turkey and stuffing...mmmmm.

Of course, we were shooting for a 2 pm meal but didn't eat until after 3, and as I arrove at noon or so, that meant the snacking on cheese and veggies and the like, with the abundantly flowing wine. Mmmmmm.....

Dinner consisted of Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, my brother's specialty; green bean hotdish. (or casserole, if you prefer). And some other things.

We watched a few movies. The first was Eragon, which, by the way, I really enjoyed. And then in the evening, we watched Bridge to Terabithia, which never fails to make me cry. No exception last night.

Our last cinematic hours were passed in watching "Harrison Bergeron". Great movie, and even a bit chilling.

And thankfully, my dog has been quite good this weekend, no problems, no garbage robbing, and this is in part due to my brother finally figuring out that German Shepherds can get into anything, and they will, if given the opportunity.

So this morning I took her on a nice long walk (cold!), which helped to work off the overabundance from yesterday, and since I didn't know how to make coffee in my brother's coffeemaker, I tried to study. And that's when I realized it's not possible to study without a dose of caffeine. May need to give up on my reading for now. * sigh *

Anyway, we're about to start "Charlotte's Web", so I must move away from the computer. And if the caffein that just entered my system kicks in, I might be able to pick up my books and do some reading while the movie plays. It's going to be a crazy few weeks before the next class, and I've got two major assignments due! Already panicking!

But it's a lazy Friday for us, and later I will drive home and get on with the business of things that need to be done on the weekends, things that I haven't gotten done since the last time I had a weekend...a few weeks ago. Life is hard. And let's face it...while I'm here with my family I can't study effectively...too much going on.

Being in school is hard. But at Christmas, there won't be any homework so maybe I'll be able to relax a little more.

What a weird post this has been.


Jennifer said...

Green bean casserole...I had never heard of it (I'm Canadian) and it was such a big deal in the States when I lived there. Thanksgiving is much more a big deal in the States than it is in Canada (well that's just my opinion) anyways...that green bean casserole was not for me!

Hidden One said...

I'm gonna have to agree with Jennifer on this, as another Canuck, 'cept I don't ever recall even hearing about green bean casserole.

Kiwi Nomad said...

Face it... you are addicted to caffeine in coffee like I am addicted to caffeine in chocolate;-)
Happy Thanksgiving... and enjoy a "catch-up" weekend!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Green bean cassarole-food of the gods and Minnesotans! Really, what's the difference, IMHO.

"What a weird post" Well, look who's writing it, sweetie. LOL!

Anonymous said...

i need a caffeine drip!

Unknown said...

ever since I decaffeinated myself I reserve my caffeine delivery system to chocolate only.

If they find a way to decaffeinate chocolate I will be in heaven.

uncle jim said...

ah ... thanksgiving, oh Lord, for our families

Adoro said...

Mmmmm....caffeine and chocolate! bean casserole with French's crispy onions on top! and lots of pepper!

And wonderful to be back home and away from my family again.....


Melody K said...

Had a great Thanksgiving at my Dad's place. Everybody brought their specialty, so no one had to work too hard. The guys fixed the turkey outside in a propane turkey fryer. However Friday wasn't so great. The septic tank backed up in the basement from all the extra people taking showers. Two plumbers and a lot of hassle later, everything is back to normal. And I too am grateful to be back in my own house. (Not nearly so grateful as Dad is to have his house to himself again!)