I'd done my Thanksgiving grocery shopping on Tuesday, so I wouldn’t be fighting the Wednesday-evening crowds. New Seasons provided cooked turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and a vegan pumpkin pie (using tofu instead of eggs, which seem to mess me up a bit). drarwenchicken and BILJ were heading to Eugene for his family gathering, so I prepared for a holiday alone. And not in a feel-sorry-for-myself sort of way; I’m talking four days of Solitude Time! FOUR DAYS! The thought of a solo Thanksgiving put me in a Very Good Mood. (If you’re not an Inveterate Introvert, you may not understand this reaction.)
But all that changed: sanguinity and grrlpup invited me to have Thanksgiving Dinner at their house! My only responsibility was salad, so I had to make a Thursday-morning return to the store (not too crowded, thankfully). Then there was the matter of Pies. Their oven heating element died (as mentioned here and here), so I volunteered the kitchen upstairs for cooking. The turkey was roasted at leboyfriend’s, and sanguinity and grrlpup came here to prep pies (mincemeat and pumpkin), leaving me to bake and bring them (both of which I managed to do without sampling on the way).
Dinner was great. Everything was delicious, and we followed it with the Buffy Musical “Once Again, With Feeling.” I’ve been humming the songs since. Stayed up way too late, but it was well worth it.
leboyfriend wasn't feeling well later that evening. I hope you're feeling better, leboyfriend!