Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Holy Thanksgiving Batman!

Oh my gosh! Am I the only one that just realized that next week is Thanksgiving???? UGH! I had hoped that we might be going to Louisiana, but it looks that that is not the case. John’s cousins live there & they just got moved into their new house a week before the 1 year anniversary of their old one being totally destroyed by hurricane Katrina. My MIL is going do for 10 days & it would be so great to see them & her, but maybe next year.

I haven’t heard a word from the family here in months (you would think that they might call to see if we were living on the streets because our house was condemned by the corrupt local government but I guess that doesn’t fit into the bubble that they live in). This might be a blessing in disguise to avoid having to eat raw turkey or being roped into having to cook it like last year. The whole “we want to barrow your deep fryer to cook the turkey” translated into you will end up buying the oil & cooking the entire thing yourselves because we don’t understand that gallons, as in 5 or more, of oil means GALLONS & not quarts. Also we will pawn it off on you as soon as you arrive. GREAT! So no great loss there.

So I guess maybe I shuold be thinking of what I am going to cook for Thanksgiving as it looks like we will be on our own. Hmmmm Any suggestions? Maybe we will just have these, my newest guilty pleasure!

On the house front we are not going to be prosecuted or evicted (at least not for the time being). The State told the township basically that they & the previous owners are the ones that screwed up & they can’t see how they are able to hold us responsible for that. Not that we are out of the woods or have received a penny of the money (we are into 5 digit figures now) that we have had to fork over to pay for all of this, but we are now working on that among other things.

Thank you for all the prayer, thoughts & Karma. Even though it's far from over, we can start to see a pin prick of light at the end of the tunnel.


BJ said...

We had sweet and sour pork (homemade) for Thanksgiving for a lot of years and loved it.

Stacy said...

Hurray on the latest news on the house!

Those pretzels look tasty, I haven't seen them in our stores, but I'll have to look harder. We're having a small Thanksgiving, but I'm cooking turkey, stuffing, etc. - it will become lunch and dinner for several days afterward. LOL!

elizabeth said...

i just found your blog so i have no idea what is going on with your house but i'm glad to hear that it seems to be getting a lil better.

and boy do those pretzels look devine. i'm gonna have to be on the manhunt for these.

great blog :)

LLA said...


I am so thrilled to hear about the house! I know you're not done with it all yet, what with the outstanding funds, etc. - but what a huge relief not to have this thing hanging over your head anymore! Happy Holidays, Indeed!!!!

Heather said...

Woohoo! So happy to hear things are improving on the house front - it's definitely something to be thankful for! Enjoy the holiday - perhaps you can eat turkey dinner in front of the new tube!

PS, an email to you has been sitting in my "drafts" the past two weeks. :\

beki said...

I am so glad to hear about your house situation! I'm bummed that you're not coming to La. If you did, I would have loved to meet up with you.
Those pretzels look super yummy! Even though we are going to dinner somewhere for Thanksgiving, I'm cooking a turkey breast and some sides jut for us to munch on throughout the weekend.