(almost) last minute shopping

I just got back from a midnight run to Wal-Mart to pick-up stuff for Thanksgiving dinner. We were just going to put off getting everything until tomorrow, but I remembered that a lot of businesses like to close early the day before a holiday and I’d hate to end up missing things. I got most everything – we’ll just need to hit up Sweetbay for a few extras and some wine because Wal-Mart doesn’t sell it. That, and I need to return to Honeybaked Ham tomorrow during my lunch hour because despite one of their busiest times of the year, they were still closed by 7:30pm when I showed up earlier tonight! I could’ve sworn that they were open later last year when I bought my ham for Christmas. Oh well…

So I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year, for a change. It’s just going to be Sara and I, and possibly one of her friends, for dinner, but we’re still going crazy with the food. We’ll have leftovers for weeks, but it’s all good! We’re even pretty much making everything ourselves, too, at least from the perspective that we didn’t just grab the Betty Crocker pre-cooked tubs of potatoes, stuffing, etc, etc… (and they had it all, I was impressed!)

Scott & Sara’s Thanksgiving Menu:
HoneyBaked Turkey
mashed potatoes w/gravy
sweet potatoes
broccoli / rice stuff
Stovetop Stuffing
dinner rolls
pumpkin cheesecake
caramel apple pie
french vanilla ice cream
…and probably more wine than we could ever get away with at a family dinner! 🙂

It’ll be fun. We don’t know what Sara’s new schedule will be yet, but I’m off for the next four days and can certainly occupy myself with writing if she ends up going in (I don’t think she will, but…). We’ll probably watch lots of movies on Thanksgiving itself, along with an obligatory Muppet Christmas movie to start that holiday spirit a-rolling! Assuming that Sara gets the weekend off, we’ll probably go over to Disney on Saturday to partake in the holiday decorations over there. They just finished putting up the lights at the guardhouse of our subdivision today and it looks really cool – lights in the bushes, snowflakes in the trees, and the guardhouse itself is a gingerbread house – I’ll definitely have to try and take some pictures one of these nights! I also told Sara that I probably want to put up our Christmas tree, although we really need to clean before that can happen, so we’ll see.

So much to do, so little time to do it in, and yet it’s still the most wonderful time of the year! God, I love Christmastime…


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