Geting Ready For Thanksgiving

What sound does a turkey’s phone make?” “Wing, wing, wing!

We were up early and started preparing for Thanksgiving. We did some errands first, like getting two new tables, just in case, and then to Walmart to get all the fold-up chairs they had.  Then we went to Ralphs for some last-minute goodies, and we were hungry by then, so Rockwell’s came to mind!

Now it was time to visit Marie, and the lines were pretty long, but we survived and picked up three BRBs (Big Red Boxes) of Thanksgiving delights.

When we got home, we unpacked the boxes and worked to fit them in our two refrigerators and outside freezer.  Everything did NOT  fit, so we returned to Ralphs and got a styrofoam box.  Then we remembered that we had ice chests at home, so we had four bags of ice later; we had everything put away safely for tomorrow.

Now it was time to set up the tables.  We are having about twenty family and friends over, so we needed three tables.  By golly, we had room.  We love the big house!

I took the time to ask Mary, “When do you serve rubber turkey?”  She was awaiting the answer with trepidation, but here it comes.  “Pranksgiving!

Thank you, Jan, for the tabletop!

Everyone has a place, but now we had to make sure we had enough dishes, bowls, and pans!  Due to us putting out things together, we had an over-abundance of serving and cookware.

We did our lay everything out to see if it fits things.

While I set the table, Mary worked in the kitchen.  She settled on the table centerpieces.  Her roses from Monday were still in great shape, so they were pressed into service.

Table setting and centerpieces came next!

One last walkthrough before tablecloths and place settings will be set out.

It looks like it is ready to go!

We called Colleen and talked to her for about 40 minutes!  She is always a delight and brings us happiness.

Alexa is at it again!

Mary looked at what Marie did and decided she could improve on the stuffing. The stuffing was modified with onions, celery, mushroom, and walnuts.  Mary was quite correct; the stuffing was now excellent.

Mary fixes Marie’s stuffing.

Then she had a moment; what do I add to the dish to really make it stand out?

“MM-m-m-m-m-m-m-m, what should I do next!”

It was about 6:00 PM, and we still had two hours of work to do, and we kept going until 8:00 PM when we crashed.  Tomorrow will be an exciting day.

We poured our first wine of the day at 8:00 PM and promptly went to sleep. Good night all; tomorrow will be exciting!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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