Thanksgiving Happiness

  • Posted on November 24, 2006 at 8:38 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, my US friends! I know it’s a day late, but we’re celebrating a day late. I spent 3 hours on my new cell phone Tuesday night catching up with a friend from high school. Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t just sit still, especially when I’m on the phone, so I had my phone propped between my shoulder and my ear the whole time, doing various things like beading a bracelet, sorting beads, etc. So, it should come as no big surprise to find out that I strained a muscle in my neck and triggered a migraine that I had to stay home with on Wednesday. On Thursday, I still wasn’t feeling myself (in fact, my neck is still sore), so we decided to wait until today to make our Thanksgiving dinner.

I woke up a little after 8 AM this morning, which was a real shock, but felt good. I spent the time stitching on Cathy’s round robin and then I made some banana bread. While the bread was cooling, I decided to take advantage of the hot oven and bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies for Terry.

We then ventured out into the traffic this evening to go to Thomasville and order our furniture. The lady was surprised at how calm we were in dealing with such a large sum of money. She said that usually people get a rush of blood to the head and she has to take their hands and reassure them that it is a true investment, as the furniture will last a lifetime. Well, we’ve had over a week to come to grips with the numbers. I was just pleasantly surprised that a change from accent tables to true night stands did not send us over the next 1K marker. We have it all worked out where the money will come from to pay everything off before interest kicks in 12 months from now, so the keeper of the finances (that would be me) is satisfied that all of the ducks are in a row. We’ve been saving up for a while to get this furniture, so it’s not totally out of our reach.

Now I’m just waiting for my stuffing balls to finish cooking and we’ll be ready for our little feast. It’s just the two of us, so I made a small boneless turkey roast for me, Terry made pork tenderloin for him, mashed potatoes with sharp cheddar cheese and I made my mom’s stuffing recipe (yum!). I’m going to take the easy route with the gravy and just pour some from a can instead of using the turkey drippings. I’m feeling lazy. Besides, it’s 8:30 at night and I’m hungry! 😆

This year, I am thankful for my stablizing mental and physical health, my husband and the life we have built and are continuing to build together. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to cook together in our little kitchen. 🙂

6 Comments on Thanksgiving Happiness

  1. Isabelle says:

    Hope yo had a great Thanksgiving dinner, Jenna! 🙂

  2. Outi says:

    🙂 (I’m short worded today. 😉 )

  3. Michelle says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and lots to be thankful for! Yay for new furniture – can’t wait to see it!

  4. Barbara says:

    Congratulations on the new furniture – you will post pictures, won’t you?

    And your ‘to be thankful’ mentions are very touching. There’s nothing like good health (emotionally and physically) and loved ones.

  5. Leslie says:

    I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that things are moving in the right direction for you.

    Allen would love to have the Wii tracker link whenever you have a moment. Thanks!!

  6. Meari says:

    It’s nice to know you had a good Thanksgiving! 😀

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