Turkeys, babies, sales, and Staph...That's what the holidays are all about!

Sorry for the hiatus.  I've had a busy holiday weekend.  I hope everyone had a (ful)filling Thanksgiving!  Here's a recap of the festivities:
After work on Wednesday, my parents and I drove down to Alabama to my grandparents' house.  Thursday morning was a flurry of yummy dishes being prepared and family arriving.  Take a look at this impressive Turkey Day spread!
Soak it all in.  
From L to R: (top row) cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, mac and cheese, dressing, (bottom row) cranberry salad, squash casserole, sweet potato souffle, and black-eyed peas
From L to R: (top row) cornbread, mashed sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans, mashed potatoes, (bottom row) blueberry salad, and sweet potatoes with pineapple
My plate from Round 1.  (We won't discuss Round 2.)  Nom nom nom.
The dessert table: chocolate cake, pumpkin cheesecake, coconut pie, peanut butter pie, pumpkin pie, brownies, more brownies, and other yummies.
It was a ton of food, but that's what you need to feed 23 people.  It was totally worth all of the calories.  After lunch, I played outside with the little ones.
Swing low.

Lovin on baby sister.
Their smiles melt my heart.
Big girls discussing big girl things, like what's in their purses.  After this, they sneaked off to the bathroom to write in their journals.  Divas.
Look at this precious nugget!
We drove home from Alabama after lunch on Thanksgiving.  After we made it home, Mommy Dearest and I were looking at the sale papers and I was coming up with a game plan.  We were watching the 11o'clock news and I heard them say that Old Navy was opening at midnight.  I perused their sale paper and decided that I needed some $5 pajama pants.  Mommy Dearest decided to go to bed and I headed out the door like a moron to go stand in line in the cold at midnight to get into Old Navy.  Yes, I realize the absurdity in this, but I had nothing better to do and I really needed some pajama pants.  I got in and grabbed everything in sight what I needed and proceeded to wait in the check-out line for almost an hour.  I should have expected this, but all the crazies were out, and some of them were standing behind me in line.  There were 2 young couples behind me, and they were just a touch redneck.  I was surprised to see full sets of teeth.  One of the girls was preggers and I overheard her say her due date was the next day.  I swear, I was going to have to flip my shit if her water broke all over me and my new pajamas.  It would have been on the news the next day, next to the headlines of people being trampled to death at Walmart.  Here's a snip-it of a conversation I heard between Girl #2 and Boy #1 (prepare yourself):
Girl #2:  Did I tell you that I had to go to the hospital th'other day?
Boy #1:  Nah, man.  What did you do this time?
Girl #2:  I had a boil on my leg, right in my crotch crease.  I had t'get it lanced.
Boy #1:  I'd've stuck it for ya!  What was in it?
Girl #2:  It was all full up with infection.  Like MRSA and Staph and stuff.  I gotta keep gauze on it though because it's still leakin.
Holy geeze.  Get out of Old Navy!  Stop touching things!  Take your MRSA and Staph and go on somewhere.  Dirty people.  I threw up in my mouth a little.  
I got home from Old Navy and took a little snooze, then Mommy Dearest and I were out among the crazy Black Friday shoppers.  Here's my loot list:
  • Pajama pants and sweaters (Old Navy)
  • DVDs and a Shark steam mop (Target)
  • Glee and Mariah Christmas CDs and Michael Kors pea coat (Costco)
  • New pillows for my bed (Sam's Club)
  • Cute top and sweater (TJ Maxx)
  • Make-up (Ulta)
  • DVDs (Best Buy online)
I think I did pretty well for myself.  Did anyone else do any Black Friday shopping?  What did you score?

Cyber Monday hugs,

PS- I heard that some of my lovely readers were having trouble viewing the pictures of Princess Fiona's birthday, so I reloaded them.  Hope that helps!


McKenzie said...

1) that looks delish and kinda made me want squash casserole even though I got up 5 mins ago 2) I tried to go to the outlets at midnight, we drove around for a PARKING SPOT for 45 mins and then abandoned hope 3) MRSA really? shouldn't he STILL be in the hospital, how do you let a boil get that infected? ew ew ew ew

Allison said...

1)Hahaha! I was just telling ABG that I would marry a man if he brought me hashbrowns right now. True story. 2)Next year I *might* be brave enough and motivated enough to go to the Gaffney outlets...but I'm not gonna hold my breath on that one. 3)I probs have MRSA now. I need to Google symptoms...

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