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Charlie Brown served toast, popcorn, and pretzel sticks at his Thanksgiving.

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Nov. 23rd, 2016 | 08:48 pm

Cheap bastard.

I have to get in the kitchen and get my pies baking soon, but I'm still recovering from my full day of errands and junk. Last night we battled the masses at Shoppers and got almost all the groceries we needed. Butter, cream cheese, and the entire baking aisle were rapidly running out but we managed. And B paid for the whole cart so that frees up ~$160 in my monthly budget! When we got home I ordered pizza and a stromboli, which arrived insanely fast, and that has kept us sated while we focus on prep for Thursday. B did much of the initial chopping and prepping last night, including pre-staling the bread for stuffing.

This morning after coffee and checking some work email, I went to the surprisingly crowded gym. While it would make sense that many people are out of town, everyone that remains is probably not busy at work or off altogether. My chest and shoulder workout went fine; we finally have all of our ceiling leaks fixed and I can use all the equipment (expectations have been reset accordingly)!

I crawled to Pret after that for a salad and coffee, then Andrew joined me and we Metro-ed to Alexandria to pick up our race packets. It had been a long time! Was nice to hear all about his Key West trip, and less happy but also notable about the company layoffs that were announced while he was on vacation. Packet pickup was super easy; the people were completely bored sitting in front of full boxes of shirts and bibs, so I'm anticipating that area to be nuts right before the race tomorrow. From there we popped into some other places for shopping. I got new pants and a latte, all the important stuff.

After all that we popped in to Whole Foods for herbs, and in the spirit of the holiday I helped various confused people distinguish between sage, thyme, and rosemary. We got out of there relatively quickly, and in all the madness the cashier didn't charge Andrew for his cranberries. I expect the WFM empire will not crumble as a result. B has been home doing more cooking the entire time, so we will be completely set for a 17:00 dinner tomorrow. I'll drop him off at Mario's house with a carload of food at 1, then come home to do my squash-corn side deal and go back over around 3.

Our final guest list is us, Mario, Brett, Jason, Kevin, Patrick, Elliott, and Stu (and we have tons of food in case Nealon and Cezanne also join; it is at their house, after all). Our planning group text has been raging for two days. My phone can barely keep up.

Happy Thanksgiving to my American LJ friends!

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 ♥  Apollonia  ♥

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from: pane_carasau079
date: Nov. 24th, 2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like an exciting Thanksgiving! Happy one to you too!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 24th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 24th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
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i can't wait for the post-holiday entry... your food entries are always the best. happy thanksgiving, matey!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 24th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Follow up entry is coming this weekend. :)

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