24 November 2011

We did a mini-Thanksgiving yesterday, albeit without turkey and all the trimmings. Actually, it was without anything remotely resembling Thanksgiving... we met the Boy in Vacaville and went to see the new Muppet movie (big thumbs up...make sure you pee before it starts, or you'll risk wetting yourself laughing during it...) and then went to dinner, where no turkey was consumed.

Getting together yesterday just made more sense than doing it today; the Spouse Thingy has to work today--some of you people do stupid things or get into accidents on holidays and need his services in the OR, but that's not a complaint, it's just the way the schedule works--plus traffic on Thanksgiving is usually pretty heavy and the Boy lives a good 45 minutes away on a normal-traffic kind of day.

I think he's going to sit around his apartment today, eating pie, watching TV, and indulging in some Irish Whiskey; when the Spouse Thingy wakes up and is ready for food we'll probably go to Denny's, where we will triple-tip our server because it's a holiday and it sucks to be serving food on a holiday, so we're especially grateful that someone is actually doing it.

I did make a pumpkin pie (ok, I bought a frozen pie and shoved it into the oven); Buddah watched me stick it in the oven, after which he climbed into his counter box (yes, it's still on the counter...) and stared at the oven while meowing pitifully for a good ten minutes. when he was done there he wandering into the living room and meowed at me pitifully, and tried to get me to follow him into the kitchen, where I think he was pretty sure he could convince me into taking the pie out of the oven and giving it to him.

I don't think he's ever tasted pumpkin pie, but he sure as hell wants it...and now I wish I had bought some canned pumpkin for the kitties to try.

I did buy some turkey cat food for the kitties, and there's a chance I'll bring something back from Denny's, so don't look at me like that.

Whatever you're doing today, I hope it's a happy one for you!


Angel and Kirby said...

I don't have to cook turkey till Saturday and then it is just a tenderloin!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Fortunately my humans brought back leftovers AND the Woman found out she can't get into her dressy black jeans as easily as she used to so I think there may be some good stuff in my future too!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy (kenju) said...

I want to know what happens when you give the cat pumpkin pie!! lol

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Thanksgiving, it isn't the food that makes the day. Hot dogs and chips would do as well. Or real live dead shrimps!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

As we get older we realize it's not the turkey (thought that is tasty) but it's the getting together that matters. And the thankfulness.