Too Much Turkey

I’ve been quiet, haven’t I? Well, the eating of Thanksgiving foodstuffs took a few days. It was our first one with just the two of us, and I might have made far too much of everything. We’ve been in a food coma, taking naps, and playing video games for days. Been kinda nice, actually!

Last night was the first night we ate something other than turkey, green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin, and stuffing. I made taco salad. I wasn’t hungry at all, in fact I may never be hungry again, but the husband feels it important to eat at least one or two meals a day. I suggested we finish off the pecan pie for dinner, but he wasn’t into the idea. Said it wasn’t “healthy” or some such. Pfft!

The other reason for so much silence is the redux versions of the No Man’s Sky expeditions have started, and the very first one … Exobiology … is my all-time favorite. Naturally, I just wanted to do that and nothing else, which I did for 25 hours and 45 minutes. In between the naps and eating, of course. I started the thing knowing I’d want to keep playing the save, so I took longer than usual to get through the scenario goals. There was also a lot of time spent shambling around on planets watching sunsets and seeing pretty views, because those are both integral to my No Man’s Sky experience. My original Exobiology save is now the one hopping through galaxies (have recently arrived in #50), but I’m not sure what life mission I will give this one. Maybe I get back to base building? I haven’t done much of that lately.

Anyway, here’s my favorite moment from the expedition … contacting a space sentience. I saved it for last, because it leaves a memorable experience.❤️
A small, boxy, chrome and pink spaceship with vertical solar panels for wings encounters an enormous spherical space sentience, it’s outer skin transparent with a hexagonal texture, its interior filled with dancing points of light, and at its center a roiling mass of pale blue ribbons glowing brightly.

And now it’s Monday, and I have a million things I need to get done this week. I’m not wanting to do any of them, of course, because it’s impossible to get moving after four entire days of eating and extreme laziness. Holidays are great, until they’re over!

Addendum: I am still working on setting up a newsletter for all my friends who are now spread everywhere on the internet. It’s been more of a bother than expected, but I’ll eventually get it sorted out. Or I’ll find some other solution to the problem.

Still Stuffed

Giant plates of Thanksgiving foodstuffs were consumed at 1 pm. Then came the sleep. After the sleep came more coffee, with a slice of pecan pie. More sleep. Now it’s after 9 pm, well past the time we would normally be having dinner, and it appears no one is hungry yet. I’m not surprised. They really were giant plates of foodstuffs.

The weather has been utterly gross and wet today, but at least the food and sleep has been good. Maybe I’ll see if the husband wants to watch another episode of Bridgerton. We’re so close the being done with season 2!

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!