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Thursday, November 22, 2007

post-T-day F5

from minnes(n)o(w)ta and from singing owl, here's this week's post-t-day friday 5:

1. did I go anywhere? one of my congregations sponsored a wednesday afternoon 4:00 pm church and community dinner. how was it? great, thanks for asking! and thursday morning i attended the 10:00 am service of the word and was disappointed not to sing "we gather together" or "come, ye thankful people," though ken, the organist for this morning, played a prelude that included both songs. senior pastor said he didn't choose those hymns because this geography doesn't really strike him as harvest-timey. whatever.

2. main course: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauces and relishes, macaroni salad, caesar salad, sweet potatoes/yams, mixed veggies, rolls & butter, pumpkin pie, pecan pie. the bill of fare totally surprised me since the hispanic congregation did most of the cooking, and our potlucks always are at least bi-cultural, often multi. nothing but the turkey? we also enjoyed some tasty ham.

BB tommy3. annual t-day customs other than the meal - the only one is displaying my tommytm turkey ty® beanie-baby, whose d.o.b. was 21 november 2002.

4. do i plan to hit the retail circuit on friday - yes, if not actually circuiting through a mall or more, at least one big-box store. as long as they're not drunk, brawling and/or out of control, crowds energize me so!

5. christmas d├ęcor - like many if not most, this condo association has rules saying when holiday stuff can go up and stay up fore-and-aft a holiday, and decorations for the december holidays can go up either on thanksgiving or the day after and stay up until new year's day. however, i usually wait until advent 1 and gradually put out one or two things at a time.

10 comments:

Sally said...

rules for when decorations can go up- really???
great play and that meal sounds wonderful.

revhipchick said...

i like your plan of waiting til advent and putting them up a little at a time--very cool.

your potlucks sound terrific!

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Brave, brave woman venturing out to the retail world today. Hope all goes well. Fun play, thanks.

Cathy said...

I am glad I don't live in a community where there is a neighborhood association.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

you woman of mystery you... a beanie baby? wow! he's a keeper.

shop your socks off... oh wait it's probably warm enough you don't need socks. so hmmm...

more cows than people said...

wow on the decorating rules... i'd be in trouble. i always leave stuff up until at least epiphany- esp considering it doesn't go up very much before christmas.

hope the crowds are adequately energizing for you today.

good play.

leah sophia said...

thanks, everyone--off to shop now (in socks, hcl, because i need new trekking shoes so i can walk our next joyful harvest), so i'll read f5's when i return. but it looks as if i need to clarify the condo rules: they apply only to lights, wreaths, window clings, door hangers, etc. that could be visible from the outside, so if you want to leave your christmas stuff up until holy week that's cool (though not liturgically so), as long as it's not readily apparent.

Kievas said...

Definitely brave for venturing out into the shopping frenzy. Good luck!

Diane said...

also like your idea about christmas a little at a time...

Presbyterian Gal said...

Don't know how you do the crowds on the day after. I get the "deer in the headlights" syndrome.

Great beanie turkey!