So, the minute I brag about being in the posting habit, I had to run over to Chicago to get today's post in.
Most of today was pretty snoozy. Everyone was trying to get last-minute things done, including me. But after work, dinner with my sister! I introduced her to Koren BBQ. I think she liked it, but would probably not choose it on her own.
For me, though, it's the perfect kind of meal. There's fire, prepped bits of meat and lots of tiny bowls full of different foods. It's an eternal grazer's heaven! (of course, if it's nothing like a real Korean BBQ meal, please do enlighten me; I love learning about the proper meals of other cultures)
We did some catching up and decided on what to do for Thanksgiving - dinner out, boo-ya! We made the reservation at the table.
She was properly impressed that we'd already picked up the Trader Joe's Thanksgiving-in-one thing, otherwise known as Turkey Day Wellington. I didn't know people were buzzing about it. I thought it looked like a quick and easy heat-up for two, which we need more and more these days as we have so much going on. Right now, though, it's in the freezer.
She bragged on her new puppy and hit us with some heavy thoughts that I'm sure we'll discuss more on Thanksgiving. Because it's just the 3 of us, the day can seem long. I hope we'll be able to catch a movie after dinner, but the theaters seem to go back and forth on whether they're open on Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Day, every year; Thanksgiving, it's like the theater chains get together to decide our fate based on how badly the family needs to shut up and sit in the dark awhile. I'll never, ever forgive them for trapping me with my father on one of his last years. Painful, excruciating day.
I also know we won't be going to Walmart for some shopping distraction. We already boycott Walmart, but I can't believe they're doubling-down on the "open on Thanksgiving" in the face of the "Let Thanksgiving be a whole day off for families to be together" movement. Walmart is the Trump of department stores - you ask for something, it does the opposite. I can actually think of a lot of reasons why Walmart is the Trump of department stores, but the people who don't get that already wouldn't listen to an explanation anyway.
This is the holiday cards post with an explanation of why this is the year I will get through the whole list. You can find a screened replies post on the same date at IJ and even LJ. I will be at carding for a while, but I will finish this year!