Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

I woke up this morning and thought, "Why am I going to work on Christmas Eve?"  On the other hand, it didn't feel like Christmas Eve so the only difference was that I had after-work errands to buy last minute gifts.  There were only 3 of us at work and we started sneaking out around 1pm.  I had to go to Walmart which, surprisingly, was not crowded.  I grabbed the last few items on my list and was really tempted to stop at Taco Bell on the way home but I resisted and ate at home.  I bought a turkey breast for $1/pound last week and it has been thawing in the fridge since Saturday.  It was still a little icey inside but I cooked it anyway.  That is the first time that I have cooked a turkey breast for myself.  I'm not sure how it compares meat-wise to, say, boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  They add a "free" gravy packet and then charge for the added weight of it.  Plus there are the bones and skin.  I should have weighed all the meat after I took it off but the dogs and I have been tasting it already...a lot.

I started wrapping presents but some of them were heavy and awkward.  Since I have to drive them to my mother's house tomorrow I decided to try wrapping with pillow cases.  It worked well, was really quick and they are reusable assuming I remember to collect them again.

My car is fixed again.  My mother picked it up for me so I haven't checked under the hood to see if they really fixed it or not.  They didn't charge me so that is good and also a bit worrisome because I would have expected them to replace a part.  I'll find out tomorrow.

Maybe next year I will save up enough vacation time to take the whole week off between Christmas and New Year's.  That seems like such a luxury but the thought of starting another year of work is making me sad.  A week off might cheer me up.

Merry Christmas to all my readers!  I hope it is a happy day for everyone.


Practical Parsimony said...

I am working on leftovers and it is not even Christmas yet. Walmart here was not crowded at all. The food around here counts a lot toward making a Merry Christmas.

The convenience of not handling a raw turkey makes us for a little of the cost. I don't like brown meat, just the breast. Although I do have a friend who gets all the brown meat.

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Daizy

Daizy said...

Practical Parsimony, I don't like dark meat either and whole turkeys have too many bones. I worry that I won't get all the bones out and the dogs will choke. The turkey will last us a week, maybe. Depends how much I want to share it with the beggar dogs.

Daizy said...

Thank you, Anonymous! I hope you had a nice Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes Daisy. I enjoy reading of your progress.