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Nov. 24th, 2006

It feels like Sunday.

Of course, on Wednesday night I ended up having to work a bit late, even though I had been hoping to go home early. It wasn't that late, but the last hour or two I was rushing through things so that I didn't have to stay until 6 or 7. Cory's dad Dean ended up being late, too, because he was sideswiped on I205 in Portland, and had to get out and do the whole exchange of insurance info thing. He didn't get here until around 7, and then we went right out again and had dinner at McMenamins and then came back and chatted for a little while until bedtime.

Thanksgiving morning I woke up to a yummy fresh-baked-bread aroma - I'd started the bread machine on a timer so it'd be ready in the morning, and when it beeped I dragged myself out of bed and popped the turkey in the oven. By the time Dean and Cory got out of bed the stuffing was in the crock pot, and I had a chance to sit for awhile until around 11, when Dad and Bonnie and Haley arrived and I had to start doing potatoes and things.

When I'd been grocery shopping for Thanksgiving a few days ago, I was weighing out three pounds of green beans and I thought it seemed like quite a few for only 6 people, so I only bought a pound and a half. When I got home I'd checked the recipe and it said three pounds for 6 to 8 servings, so I went ahead and got another pound and a half the next day, but I was right the first time - even a pound and a half would have given us leftovers. I have a TON of green beans left.

Anyway, I started having to rush towards the end and forgot to cook the giblets for the gravy, and was happy to have a microwave to do it for me really quickly. Heh.

After we ate (only 40 minutes after I'd planned) we sat and dozed for a bit, and then we all trooped over to OSU to take a walking tour around the campus. Bonnie used to go to school there, so she pointed out places she'd lived and buildings she'd had classes in, and we were amused to see a couple of groups of people getting ready for the civil war game already, setting up tents and things for tailgate parties.

After we finished our walk, we came back and had dessert and listened to music and hung out and looked at old pictures until 9, when my part of the family went home. Dean went to bed a few minutes later, and I went to bed right afterwards and fell asleep very quickly and very hard.

This morning I slept in until Cory got up, and we had coffee with Dean and said goodbye to him pretty early in the morning. We spent the rest of the day going to the movies - we saw The Pick of Destiny and For Your Consideration, both of which were decent diversions but FYC was kind of disappointing - I thought it was going to be funnier than it was, and the plot didn't seem to develop hardly at all.

I've also been crocheting some more, and editing a pattern. It's coming along quickly, now that I have the first draft of the pattern already finished.

I'm glad it feels like Sunday - I still have a whole weekend to go!


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Nov. 25th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
Whoa! You cooked the whole dinner by yourself? Lots o' work!
Nov. 25th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I had a little bit of help towards the end, but it was mostly me.
Nov. 25th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
Wow! It sounds like thanksgiving dinner was a success! (40 minutes late is not bad at all.... We usually run an hour and a half over, at least!)
Sorry to hear about Cory's dad. Hope he's OK...
Nov. 25th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, Dean's fine. They were in the middle of rush hour traffic so they weren't going very fast, but the guy in the next lane over decided he felt like changing lanes whether or not there was someone occupying it already. The back door won't open, and there's a long scratch back behind the door where his mirror scraped, but it was relatively minor.
Nov. 25th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
How would you compare For Your Consideration with the other Christopher Guest movies?

We went to see Casino Royale today, a good day for movies!
Nov. 25th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Well, it wasn't mocumentary style, or improvised at all. I think that's what made it less funny - it was completely scripted.
Nov. 25th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I heard on the radio that the non-movie-in-a-movie parts were improvised by the actors.
Nov. 25th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh really? It didn't seem that way at all. It would make sense though.
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