Not that I wanted to mess up your entire day with the knowledge that Christmas is just around the corner, but CHRISTMAS is just around the corner!! Where did the time go? All the men out there better check their list and hit the local shopping mall! Most of the ladies probably already have their presents bought and wrapped!!
But first .... lets celebrate Thanksgiving. Although many of the stores swear they are not putting up Christmas decorations until November 27, I've seen lots of snow covered trees and lights in their windows. I planned on going to Macy's yesterday, but as usual, my plans changed. I had good intentions of using those 25% off coupons for a new Christmas blouse. With my list in hand I headed out the door when it hit me!
I could probably find something at a closer store, saving a lot of fuel and money. Do YOU do that? I'm not sure where that comes from, but I do it all the time. I get these random thoughts in my head ... I could go next Saturday when I return to Bass Pro Shops, I'll save on diesel, I won't rack up a high credit card bill at Macy's, I'll save time ... I can come up with a whole list of excuses not to go. I actually made it all the way to Target, three miles from my house!! Needless to say, I don't get out much when I'm home.
As you all know, my cooking skills can fluctuate radically, so when I saw this article on How To Cook A Turkey, I had to post it. It's not your eyes, it's just a little fuzzy because I enlarged it. This is pretty much how my Grandmother used to cook her turkey!
More rain hit central California last night, about half an inch at my house. It's funny how everyone panics when we get a little rain and snow nowadays. In the ancient days when fuel was 50 cents a gallon (I know, I'm dating myself), we routinely had 11-12 feet of snow in the Sierras. You had to look up to see the tops of the snow banks at the side of the road. I guess I'm the only one who remembers that however, because we now receive dire warnings every day about all the rain and snow headed our way.
My little Verizon Jetpack is working great. The other service would be WAY slow in the afternoons, but this one, even with only one or two bars, is extremely fast. It does have one drawback however. I discovered this morning that you actually have to plug it in and keep the battery charged!! I KNEW that, I just didn't DO it!!
It's terribly foggy in the Central Valley this morning, as is usual after a good rain, so if you are traveling this direction, please be careful and drive safely.