If I fall into the refrigerated case trying to reach a turkey somebody call for help

So this is what I’ve become. Once the poster child of having things ready ahead of schedule, I’m now the woman that waits until two days before Thanksgiving to do all the grocery shopping for a major meal. A meal that she is hosting complete with a bird big enough for 10 (which is around 16 pounds according to my dad).

I must be insane.

How is it that I’m just now digging out the recipes I need for Thursday so I can compile a grocery list? Why am I making my grocery list on a Monday night? Worse yet, why am I planning on going to the grocery store Tuesday morning before JQ leaves for school?

Am I crazy? What if there is no bird big enough for 10 when I get to the store tomorrow? What if the celery, Idahos, and sweet potatoes are wilted or full of sprouted eyes judging me for waiting so long? How can a vegetable even do that?

The last thing I want to be doing tomorrow is running all over Toledo, Ohio from grocery store to grocery store accumulating the stuff I need for a successful dinner on Thursday. That would suck the life right out of me. I’ve had enough of that over the last four days.

Which is precisely why I’m waiting until two days before Thanksgiving to do all my grocery shopping. Being sick killed all my plans of going to the store for the past three days. No, really. So now I’m off to sort through coupons and compile my giant list.

I better make sure wine is on there.

8 comments to If I fall into the refrigerated case trying to reach a turkey somebody call for help

  • snooogies

    I will be heading to the store in a few moments myself to buy all that is needed. Hope you feel better both in spirit and the fact that you are not alone.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    I hope you made it in and out safely.

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  • Amber

    Hey. Come on! It’s not Wednesday night with you rushing from store to store, with all the crazy Turkey Day shoppers. Give yourself a break. And thank goodness we’re doing potluck!!

    I’m looking forward to Thursday.

    ac(w)p

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    *pixie* Reply:

    No kidding about the potluck. We still spent an outrageous amount of money at the store. I can’t imagine having to buy ingredients for any more dishes.

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  • One year me and my ex decided we weren’t going to “do” Thanksgiving; I forget the reason. But I changed my mind the morning of and went to the store and bought EVERYTHING. I had to buy a pan, knives, baster, etc. It cost about $90. That was the stupidest Thanksgiving I ever did. So be glad you aren’t doing what I did back then. You’re ahead of the game! I bet you already have knives and everything! :)

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Holy moly. What time did you guys end up eating that year?

    And yes, knives we have. :)

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  • I think we ate… on Saturday. It sucked. (But I checked my old journals from Way Back When [2003] and apparently at the time I was proud of this “accomplishment.” Whew boy.)

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  • Wow, we are cooking a 20lbs turkey for three of us (well, I’ll bring some up for my in-laws tomorrow) I think we are going to have some left over… Why the heck did my MIL buy such a big bird?

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