November 25, 2005

Turkeys in the tub and fish on the counter

I hope everyone's holiday went well. I know mine did. DS and I spent the morning watching episodes of The Office while we failed to thaw our turkey. Which means we didn't have turkey for Thanksgiving after all. But that was okay, because the whole thing was funny. Especially when we tried putting it in the tub...

This of course meant that dinner was to be vegetarian. Which actually wasn't so bad. My favorite part was the 4 desserts I had. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, some kind of mixed berry cobbler, and rum cookies. Quite tasty, though the pumpkin pie was by far my favorite.

After dinner we took a walk around Monona Lake. This was probably not the best idea considering the temp of around 10 degrees and very high winds. DS and I had to switch scarves, because his poor head was freezing. I'm trying my hand at crocheting him a beanie now. While walking, we came upon a park, which had a shelter with fireplaces built into it. We found a fire at one, with some people hanging out in front. I'm not entirely sure, but I think they may have been homeless. It was hard to tell, as DS claims he's never seen a homeless person in Madison that looked on the brink of dispair. But I really could not fathom any othe reason a group of people would be huddled in front of a makeshift fire made from wood gathered from the park on Thanksgiving when it was so cold out. They were quite cheery, and shared their fire with us for a time as we talked. I hope they have a Shelter to stay in tonight if they are homeless, as I'm sure a night in this cold would be horrid.

Once our appendages were quite numb, we walked back towards our friend's house and decided it was time to head home. We wanted to give Invader Zim another try, since we thought it might be the kind of thing you have to grow in to, much like Aqua Teen Hungar Force. Then, despite the lack of turkey, we fell into a food coma. When I awoke, it was nearly 9. Appalling.

We tried watching the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy afterwards, but DS just can't stay up much past 9. I watched it without him while I worked on his new hat.

Oh, and I forgot to mention yesterday: I'm fish sitting for the weekend. Now, considering my previous experience with caring for betas, you would think that my friend Katie would not trust me with Grover. But indeed she has. So far so good. He's eating well, not convulsing, and quite responsive in a good way. I was told that if he were to die while in my care, to not come back to work. Either that, or find another just like him and never let her know... I just have to hold out until Saturday.


Spinning Girl said...

An all-pie Thanksgiving sounds great to me! We haven't even had our Thanksgiving dinner yet--we are doing it tomorrow. Happy long weekend!

Rowan said...

wish I had a long weekend. I AM beginning to not like turkey, the taste gags me. My sister says I still have to pretend I like it so that she can eat it at ours still. As if I wouldn't....still like the smell of it baking anyway.

Tub thawing? Check!
My husband laughs his arse off to this day about our first thanksgiving together.

B.O.B.I. said...

I'm sorry to say this, but if you don't fall in love with Invader Zim immediately, it might not be for you.

Your Thanksgiving sounded magical, though! Even with potential bums! I hope I can do something like you guys did someday; it just sounds really romantic.

Happy Thanksgiving, Sleep Goblin!

::Thanks huggles::

GrandPooOfAwesome said...

I'll take your fish if you'll take my little sister.

First time on your blog, so "hi".


Monica said...

Aww, I have turkey galore and would have put some in your evelope with your bookmark had I known. The chilly walk sounds highly romantic, derelicts and all.

Calzone said...

baby, you drive me wild