Progress Made

Two hours into the day and the fridge has been cleansed and organized. There is now room for the Turkey Day goodies. Furthermore, the garbage and dirty dishes resulting from fridge cleansing and organizing have also been tended to. Yay! The most important thing I needed to do is done!

Now I shall have a little sit down, eat a little lunch, and maybe have a wee little bit of a post-lunch nap. I went to bed at a totally reasonable hour last night, but 7 am still came much too early. My butt has begun to drag, and it’s only noon.

After I have recuperated a bit, today’s cooking and prepping shall begin, followed by cleaning up the mess that causes. I also need to decide what the heck we’ll be eating tonight, something which I forgot to consider. In light of the fact by the time we get to dinner making later, I will likely have spent another few hours in the kitchen getting ready for tomorrow, I’m feeling fairly confident we will have baked potatoes with a can of vegan chili poured on top, with an assortment of chili-specific toppings applied. That would also be an excuse to have the oven on, which may push back the moist chill currently invading the house.

So that’s the current plan. Eat, sleep, get back to work. 🤣

Today’s Agenda

The list of things I’d like to get done today is painfully long. Topmost on said list is cleaning out the fridge to make room for the food I shall be preparing for tomorrow’s day of face stuffing. I also need to get the kitchen ready and do any prep work I can to make things easier on myself. The turkey is already cooked, or smoked really, as is the pie (baked, not smoked), so all I really need to put together tomorrow is green bean casserole (from scratch, beans cooked today), scalloped potatoes, and stuffing. I didn’t really want to do all this cooking, but that’s just the way things worked out. Such is life.

Also on today’s list is continuing to sort through my art supplies to weed out pens and whatnot that no longer work. Whatever is left will likely get donated to the local art supply thrift store, because aside from pencils, the only pens I ever need in my life are Pigma Microns. I love them so much! Oh, and a few Sharpies, black only. In fact, just black ink everything. I never use the colored inks, and it’s a waste for me to buy them.

Today’s stretch goal is to keep trying to sort out how to easily create and maintain a weekly newsletter. This shouldn’t be as hard as it has been, but not having an actual computer has made it somewhat more difficult. Ok, a LOT more difficult, especially the “making it cute and pretty” part. That and the fact I’ve found no service to use which I trust with my and my friends’ data. I’ve got a couple options to consider, and I’d like to do that today.

Also on the list is tying the blog into the Fediverse, so folks on Mastodon and its offshoots can just follow the blog (if they want) instead of following my personal account. I’d thought I might post links to my blog posts over there, but eh, I don’t think I’ll be doing a lot of posting on my account. There are a number of things in the Fediverse that just rub me the wrong way. Perhaps at some point I’ll snap and make a post about these things, but today is not that day.

So … quite the busy day I have planned. The weather is still gloomy and moist, though it isn’t actively raining today. Yet. This is naturally leading to a complete and total lack of motivation to do anything at all but sit in my recliner playing video games or watching YouTube (while cuddling with cats, of course). Since I’m currently caffeinated, I better hop up and get the fridge organizing done. Of all the tasks on today’s list, it’s actually the most important. There’s simply no room to put large containers of food, and there really needs to be. All the cooking in the world does me no good, if I can’t cram the stuff into the fridge for later consuming!

T-Day Ahead

We realized quite late that Thanksgiving is next week, and then the husband seemed interested in actually having Thanksgiving foods for Thanksgiving. “But don’t make a fuss,” he said. So I set about ordering the boxed turkey meal we’d been getting the last few years, but alas … no longer available. I had to order the necessary things, and there will be cooking involved. Fine. Whatever.

The groceries just arrived, and I’m glad I had the foresight to order two different kinds of smoked turkey breast, because we only got one. Also, we didn’t get the half pecan/half pumpkin pie. We’ll be having pecan only, and we will enjoy it. We got jellied cranberries instead of whole. So all I need to do for Thanksgiving is make green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy, and some sort of potato dish. That sorta feels like a fuss. Well, at least I don’t have to do the turkey!

While I’d have rather done no cooking for Thanksgiving, it is a true fact my cooking is better than the precooked frozen Boxed Turkey Day Meal. It’s not terrible by any means, but it is a bit bland and well, mass produced. Another upside is that making it from scratch is WAY cheaper. I’m sure everything will be fine, and the day will be fine, and we’ll be happy to have turkey and most of the usual fixings. Mostly, I just want to dig into the pie. I’d bet good money it doesn’t remain untouched until Thanksgiving.