Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The forgotten Holiday.

Yesterday I was flipping through radio stations on my way to get my haircut, and I found that one station up from my normal XM station was a station called “Holly.” I thought “what’s this?” (My mom’s name is Holly and I was pretty sure it wasn’t her.) So, I listened.

It was Christmas music! Yessss! The next thing I know I’m singing “Frosty the Snowman” obscenely loud and loving every minute of it. It was good Christmas music too, you know the kind you can sing to and it makes your heart smile.

After I got my haircut I had to pick up a few things for my world’s-lamest-Thanksgiving-dish-to-pass. As I was trying to shop I found myself constantly being drawn to Christmas candy, toys, cards, and even Christmas alcohol. Ok, seriously, Meijer had the coolest bottle of absolute Vodka with a sequin sleeve on it! QPPH4H38NCQQ

As a general rule, I don’t put alcohol on my Christmas list, but I can make an exception for a bedazzled bottle of booze!

I digress. So, I’m back in my car driving home, rocking out to Jingle Bells. Suddenly, I feel guilty. It’s not even Thanksgiving and I’m buying presents, singing Christmas carols, and dreaming of sugar plums. Ok, that last part was a lie. My point is, I was drawn into the hype. The let’s-get-started-on-Christmas-before-Thanksgiving-is-even-here hype. This has never happened to me before.

Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday. I heart Thanksgiving. I love the turkey, stuffing, squash, green bean casserole, crab rangoon, and pumpkin pie. Yeah, I said crab rangoon. I love watching my Mom freak out because her turkey is never done when she wants it to be. I love watching my sister stuff herself so much that she has to run to the bathroom thinking she’s going to vomit, but then it was only a burp. I love looking at the Black Friday ads, plotting out all the places we need to go and things we’re going to buy, saying we’re going to get out of bed at 4 am, but then not even leaving the house until 8. I. Love. It. All.

So, I want to apologize to Thanksgiving. If I knew Thanksgiving’s address, I would probably send an apology card or flowers. That’s how sorry I am.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone tomorrow! I’d be lying if I didn’t say tomorrow I’m most excited about making the “Pink Panty Pull-Down” recipe I got from Semi-Slacker Mom. I told my husband it was a girls-only drink, so I hope my mom and sister-in-law are thirsty (my sister is knocked up)! What are you most excited to eat (or drink)?


Shawn said...

Did you spell booze wrong on purpose to see if I was reading and would try to trump you on my inability to use the correct to/too/two?

I love Thanksgiving as reminds me to let you know just how thankful I am for having you in my life.

Love you gorgeous..great usual.

Leah said...

Happy Thanksgiving RN Mama! That Pink-Panty Pulldown drink sounds interesting.

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Philippines so Christmas frenzy starts as early as October.

Christa said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jenny.Lee said...

Green bean casserole and stuffing! For some reason I am really craving those this year! Happy Thanksgiving!

Corrie and Phil said...

Your post makes me realize how much I'm missing this year. Phil has to work ALL day on Thanksgiving AND the day after. I will be at home, with Clare, and some form of leftovers...if I'm lucky.

If you find Thanksgiving's address, let me know. I should send an apology letter as well.

RN Mama said...

Shawn, you caught me! I corrected the spelling now:)

Corrie, oh I'm sorry! Working holidays is one of the reasons I left my job at the hospital, so I know how that goes:( Hopefully you and Clare can celebrate together anyway!

Shabbychicdiva said...

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Winona

Jen said...

You had me at crab rangoons! Golly, I love those things.

I saw that sweet looking Vodka bottle at our Meijer's too. I wanted to put it in my cart as well and I don't even drink Vodka. Okay, that is a small lie, I've been known to drink vodka and Lemonade from time to time. (I digress too)

The holidays for me have been very different since Shawn died. Nothing is really the same. I am a little more excited this year than I was last year, so I think that is a good thing.

I would agree though, people seem to jump right over Thanksgiving and head right into Christmas, in turn missing what Thanksgiving is really about.

I hope you have a great day and thanks for a great post.

Oh, would it be possible to please share the "Pink-Panty-Pull-Down" recipe with me. I would love to make it for Christmas when I go to Ohio in a few weeks.

Mommy said...

I love that bottle of vodka! So cool! I'm most excited about eating turkey and mashed potatoes and all the fixings.... I also love apple pie and I don't eat it often. Happy Thanksgiving to your family as well :)

Laura and Ryan said...

That vodka looks so cool! haha

Happy Thanksgiving! I love it as well. You did leave out the best part...sweet potato casserole!

Amber said...

Definitely Eating! Cornbread Stuffing and Giblet Gravy!!! Then on to Black Friday MAdNesS, My Favorite Shopping Day of the Year!!!

Emily Craft said...

That bottle would make drinking vodka so much fun! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Llama said...

WHAT IS THAT?!?! OH MY! ALCHOL WIIIITH SPARKLESSSSSSS?!!! WHATTTT! I love it! I too would instantly be drawn to that! It is totally awesome! I must must find it! Hope you had a sensational thanksgiving!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love Thanksgiving too, but I've been listening to Holly XM for 2 weeks! Hope you enjoyed your PPPDs. They'd go great with the sequined Vodka.

jules said...

I wouldn't have been able to resist that sequined alcohol! There's no harm in a little Christmas cheer before Thanksgiving. And early start helps me from turning Grinchy. Thanksgiving is my fav holiday too though.