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And I now have enough leftovers to last me a week. Oof.

My morning started at 9. I woke up, got dressed, and went to the kitchen. I finished up the dishes so I had a clean kitchen. I preped my food, washed the turkey, prepared the stuffing, and CRAMMED IT UP THE TURKEY! I put it in the roaster at about 10:30 and then called Kevin because I needed a pie tin a paper towels. He wasn't supposed to be here until 11, so I figured I'd call, catch him on his way, then take a shower.

WELL - right as I called Kevin, he called me to let me know he was here. I sent him on the mission and hopped in the shower to de-dead bird-ify myself. At 11 he was here and we started the other stuff.

We peeled apples for the apple pie and he made the green bean hotdish. at 1:15 we pulled out the bird and while Kevin carved it (the photo of that is here, by the way. I like to think the steam over the turkey is its soul escaping), I prepared the gravy. Mom had said to use the roasting pan, but it wasn't setting up. So I called her (she was at Uncle Bob's in Chico) and she directed me in the stove top version. Kevin stirred the gravy as I set the table. We then brought everything together and whew - it was a DELICIOUS.

After dinner we went and Saw Rent! over at St. Anthony Main. My review is forthcoming but I can tell you - if you are a fan of Rent you will not be disappointed. If you are not a fan of musicals, it's not going to make you one. If you think that Rent is overhyped, you won't like this movie. But if you like music, if you want a flashback to high school and the early 90s, then go - go and see it.

I now have half an apple pie, a lot of turkey and stuffing, and a good feeling knowing that I can make a thanksgiving dinner :)

I miss my family, but I'm glad to know that I can do this.

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - Madeleine Peyroux
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hehehe I am going back to CA for the week before christmas, but coming back on Boxing Day. If you plan on being here after christmas we TOTALLY have to hang out!!

(this would bring the number of MiniClanners I've met in person to 2)
OMG your new theme is GREAT.
Hehehe thanks! I've been playing around with my layout but I REEEEEEEEEEEEALLY like how this one turned out with the brushed metal effects and everyhting :)