Nov 23, 2016

Off to a great start

In order of happening.

1. Preparing to make the pies, only to find out that the Walmart clerk gave my bag with 3 large cans of Libby pumpkin to the person next in line.  We usually check to make sure all our purchases are off the turntable.  We didn't.  Go to the nearest store to spend another $10?  No, because of #2.

2.  I've been off balance for two days and taking Antivert, which puts me to sleep and aggravates the crabass condition.  No driving.  Husband is golfing in 45 degrees, and searching for more pinecones.

3.  The pies are made with outdated cans of Libby's pumpkin, that weren't ballooning, so they should be good.  This because of #1 and #2.  I drank the filling so we should know before anyone else eats them if there will be an intestinal disturbance.  I've got 24 hours for testing.

4.  Not realizing that an all black digital panel means the oven died (refer to #2), I am staring at it, wondering if it has reached temperature yet.  No it hasn't.  But if you pound on it, blue lights will come on before again shutting down two minutes later.  Two years old, add that to the $10 pumpkin loss and we are now at $2210 plus tax.
5.  Now the pies are in a basic model gas stove in the basement, which means I am going up and down the stairs to change temp, cover crust, check for done, while dizzy, sleepy, painful ankle.  Don't forget crabby.

So far, the day is just splendid.

6. I am having the dinner here tomorrow.  But Mark will be home to run up and down the stairs, carry the heavy bird, and take care of all those foody issues.  I'll be sticking close to the bathroom.

7.  Missy is somewhere in the house, and I can't find her.  That little monkey is such a stinker.

8.  The large order of Christmas gifts I place online, expected today, can't be tracked.  They don't have a record of it since it was sent to the wrong distribution center.  I'm sure it will show up before Christmas.

9.  Google changed my dashboard again and I have to click a link to get my Reading List of blogs.

The good news .....  I am still here to experience all this aggravation.  Family is still here with me.  I found a great face color for stitching.   The snow melted.   And I have online friends like you.


Happy Thanksgiving to all.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your blog posts! You always make a trying day sound funny! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Kate said...

Such a sense of humour - love your posts. Enjoy Thanksgiving.

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Marly, I am sorry about your day. Thought for next year -- order the pies! It is truly a sanity saver. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fran Caswell said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Thank you for the great posts.

Jacqueline said...

OMG your luck runs to ----all the time. Thankfully you do have a sense of humor. Hope you feel better soon and your days get better.

Mary said...

Oh no 9 times...but you found a perfect face floss! Try to enjoy the day. Happy Holiday.

Janet said...

O dear....what a day you are having...glad to see you still have a sense of humor (I'd have list mine a long time ago).
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving......from a blog reader and fan in Canada 😊

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Vickie said...

I have #9 too and don't want it!!
Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Marly, compared to your day, mine has been great. Just had to make deviled eggs and do up some of those Lil Smoked weenies for the slow cooker for tomorrow's Big Day. This olde girl is going to daughters for Thanksgiving. She and my son are doing all the work. I have been told "Mom you do not have to do anything". This is the 2nd time that I did not have to cook turkey. Years ago we had ALL the family over (50+). That meant 2 Turkeys...but everyone brought something. We always had way too much and a very "Happy Thanksgiving Celebration"...Great memories.
Anyways...Enjoy the day and family..."HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS".

Peace and Blessings too,
Barb

Anonymous said...

Marly, I swear nothing lasts anymore. A hundred years ago your oven didn't go out you just had to chop wood and throw another log on the fire. Alas, every time has it's issues. Happy Thanksgiving and when you sit down tomorrow it will all be worth it.

Linda said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Hope you can stay upright and off the pot for it
and not fall face first in your plate

Linda m

celkalee said...

As always, I think you need to take this act on the road! (Mother's famous comment) You have such a gift for making the everyday frustration so interesting. Readable and sarcastic humor is the best. Happy Thanksgiving. Sit down and let someone else do the rest.

Joanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marley!!!!

Monica said...

Did someone say Chinese takeout? Happy thanksgiving

Dawn said...

Don't know whether to laugh or cry for you! Happy Holidays to you!

Shelly said...

Oh no! Still laughing! However, you did find the perfect flesh color! Here's to no gastronomical disasters to you and your guests from the pies! Happy Thanksgiving!,

Frances N said...

Not funny at all, but I have to smile because I can relate totally!!!
Life can really throw some curve balls!!!
Somehow, I'm sure this will all work out and you'll have a lovely holiday!
Let's all hope for the best!
And yes, I went THREE times to Kroger today...just couldn't get it together!! But I think I finally have it all under control!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Krissy B. said...

Oh Marley!!! You do get into the worst of it all. You should just chuck it in and go out to eat. I sure hope you don't get food poisoning! I was feeling bad because we are spending it alone and without all the fixings but I don't feel so bad now and won't mind the roast instead of turkey. When the cats hide, you know things are bad! Get out the Dove and I look forward to the next post to hear how you did. I am smiling with some guilt but damn girl when you go, you go big!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I hope you have a lovely day, you deserve it! xx

C. M. Designs said...

Why oh why does all of the bad stuff have to happen to you ? Just so glad you and your family are here to celebrate. Thank goodness for Mark. Hoping today, Thanksgiving day, 2016 will wind up being a wonderful day. We do have so much to be thankful for.
Blessings,
Charlotte in Va.

KimM said...

I'm laughing with you....not at you. Happy Thanksgiving.
xxx

Debra said...

Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I'm thankful for your humor, and your shared life experiences, both good and not-so-good.

Annmarie said...

Marly the day will be wonderful because of all you do for everyone, including all of your blog friends. What a way to start the day....I was feeling sorry for me (recuperating from total knee replacement on Halloween) but realize how lucky I am. Sitting here with my leg up, ice bag on it, drinking a Starbucks that my hubby got for me. I hope your day is special - feel better friend and HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Anonymous said...

Marly, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! We are thankful for you and your wonderful blog!! Thank you for sharing your days with us!!! SAH

Primitive Stars said...

I love you so Marly, you are one adorable gal. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,Hugs Francine.

Barb said...

Well, Marly, your day can only go up! You are so right, even in the mess, we can find tons to be thankful for!

Heritage Hall said...

A great blog community hug to you, dear Marly. The irony of your humor had to be
shared so I sent it off to a few gals who will be given a bit more perspective on
the piddles that may be bothering them. It has developed that whenever I work
to do something that doesn't pan out and leaves me frustrated, I label it a Marly
Moment and smile.... that is in profound respect for the humor you draw out of the
mishaps... Now that the issues have been addressed, please have a relaxing day
filled with Thanksgiving blessings. Save me a slice of that pie, I live adventurously.

CJ said...

happy Thanksgiving. We decided to spend the day in our PJ's since it is only us. No visitors this year. Woohoo.

CJ

Susan said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Ontario (I am an American living up here so my family does celebrate!).

CathieJ said...

It seams to be the Thanksgiving of annoyances here also. I really hope you start feeling better and that you Thanksgiving celebrations went off without further hitches. Blessings, Cathie

Margaret said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marly! Sorry for all the troubles you've been having during your Thanksgiving prep. But you are so right -- there are many blessings to be thankful for, despite the negatives. And thank you for your sentiments about the election in your last post. Agreed. Amen to it!

laceystitcher said...

I hope the rest of your holiday improved!! Here's hoping you had a good day after all, and that you did not get sick. Hang in there.

Carol said...

Oh, you make me laugh, Marly--not at you, I assure you! Thank goodness you have a sense of humor or who knows...

You are so right about Google--I'm sick of them tinkering with things. Google+ makes it almost impossible to answer comment questions these days :(

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