Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting Back On Track, Jurls

Well, I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving with oven fires and family fights to a minimum. As always we had lots of people, lots of food, and my Mother worried over her dressing, complaining it was "too wet." We finally got to eat when my Momma Jurl decided the dressing was as dry as it was going to get and, after two hours of dressing-disaster 2008, she pronounced delicious on her first bite.

That's how it always goes with Momma Jurl anytime she cooks. She will fret and fret over it, doubt it's edibleness, proclaim it's not worth a lick, caution everyone that dips a spoon into it, then when she finally eats some herself pronounces it hmmm, hmmm, good.

It drives me bonkers. Even if her baked beans tasted like baked turd no one would go hungry because we have 35 other dishes to choose from! This year we had a ham, a turkey, brisket, and sausage! Can you tell we're meat eaters (sorry to my vegan friends)? But, we balance all that protein with side dish after side dish of carbs. I don't think we had one green item....but, we did have corn...swimming in cream cheese and butter.

My one-eyed cousin, let's call him Cousin Pirate, brought a bunch of old pictures for us to look through which was fun because I got to mock his parade of bad shirts through the decades and it reminded me what a doll I was when I was a little girl. Sam's like a little mini-me, God help her.

Speaking of Sam, she was a little loving Thanksgiving angel. She hugged everybody and played super sweet with her little cousin, she was just an all around doll. Then thirty minutes ago she threw her tights in my face and yelled, "I'm gonna poot on you, Poot Toot!!" These moments keep me grounded, without them my life would be too perfect. At least that's what I tell myself.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and had lots to be thankful for. I'm thankful that I think I'm back in the swing of bloggin, bloggin, bloggin.

6 comments:

Holly Golightly said...

Cheers to a well behaved holiday! I was just think how lovely bedtime went tonight when Daughter scampered in my office, "Mommy, mommy, mommy, I, um, I, um..." Clearly, she hadn't worked out her delay tactic before captured my attention. I fantasized about blasting her with a super-soaker. That's what I want for Christmas. I giant power-washer/kid-repellant. I am so ready for school to start... T minus 6 hours and 45 minutes....

jenny g said...

I think we have the same mom. We had the same dressing routine this thanksgiving (as with every thanksgiving) and the dinner conversation was a lot of hushed apologies for the dressing not being right.

and I put the kibosh on the lots o' side dishes. I get sick of everyone fretting over the 200 green bean or corn dishes, that I finally just sent out a menu and said, "we are sticking to this. PERIOD!" I'm sure some of the hushed conversation was about me being a controlling bitch too...

wish we had a pirate cousin. that would liven things up.

Claudia said...

I'm glad your daughter's behaving because mine is a banshee who doesn't want anything other than to be held by me. Sounds sweet until you have to figure out how to lug a 21 lb. sack of potatoes into the bathroom with you so she doesn't scream bloody murder!!! =) Ahhhh... BTW, we just signed our firm's Christmas card to you! It was all I could do not to throw in a "Jurl" in there. =)

Shannon said...

Glad to you back blogging. Wish we had been, Rhonda told me how sweet Sam was with Audrey. As for our pirate you can't help but love him.

Shannon said...

That was supposed to be - Glad to have you back blogging. I don't know what is wrong with me. I guess I was just so excited to see you back in action.

Francie Stevens said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I'm drained - special needs husband had to work, leaving me to entertain in-laws alone for stretches of 8 hours at a time. I didn't move all day Sunday or Monday and today I didn't shower until 2pm. It was that rough.