Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Official - Thanksgiving Is Next Week!

I bought a turkey today.  That means Thanksgiving is next week because I only buy a turkey the week before Thanksgiving, ever.  It wasn't a turkey like that one in the picture.  I'm good, but I'm not that good.  I mean, I can eat a turkey, but kill it - not so much.  Pluck it - nope, not me.  Do whatever you have to do with the inside parts - never.  Frozen, that's my kind of turkey.  And despite what they say on the package about how long it takes to thaw one in the refrigerator it takes at least a day or two longer.  Found that out the hard way a couple of years ago.

What else did I do today?  Did I get myself into the sewing room to sandwich the stocking quilt top?  Did I  make the border for Santa?  Did I make another potholder or a mug rug or a table runner?  Did I sort through the Mount Vesuvius pile of fabric in my closet floor?  None of that.  I bought another iron.  I  know, if you're counting, that this is number 3.  But here's the story.  I'm taking the Shark back.  You know how I said it's supposed to shut itself off in 7 or 8 minutes and that's really too soon for me?  Mine shuts off in  less than 6 minutes.  The Procter/Silex I thought I paid $20 for...I checked the receipt and it was only $10! It doesn't shut itself off for one hour so I'll keep it as a backup.  Today I went to Big Lots looking for something else (for those of you who don't have one it's a large deep discount store that has seconds or returns or stuff like that) and as I was leaving there it was... a Black and Decker iron for $14 that, miracles, I don't think has an automatic shut off at all!  I read everything on the box and on the instruction sheet and it doesn't mention that.  I'll test it later tonight to be sure.  If it gets hot enough it's a keeper.  I've also explored every single iron any of you mentioned to me...some are a little too pricey for me.  However, there is this one Panasonic on Amazon that's $93 and change that's cordless and that the 6 reviews say gets really, really hot.  If the B&D doesn't work out I might try that one despite the price.  I'm convinced that if I try hard enough I'll find one that I like and that won't quit in 6 months.  Wish me luck.

I also instantly morphed into Wonder Woman today.  I have no idea how that  happened.  When I was cleaning out my pumpkin to bake it, yes I said bake it as in the whole pumpkin, I thought the strainer was in the sink but, alas, it was not.  I stopped up the sink.  Big time stopped up.  I, at first, couldn't get the plunger to force a vacuum at all...darn these hands.  My hands are weak from arthritis and they just don't have the strength to get that plunger to work.  But finally, after an hour or so, I did it!  I plunged.  The stopped up part went on it's merry way, and my sink is back to normal.  I think God must have put an angel's hands on mine to help, seriously.  No other way that could have happened.

And, in addition, my icemaker stopped up.  I shook, I jiggled, I said a few harsh words.  No ice would come out.  So I took the bin out - and you have no idea how hard that is when your hands don't cooperate with you - got the ice pick to it, and magic happened.  All the stopped up part came out (there was tons of "snow" in there!) and it worked again.  I know the ice pick isn't a good idea but really, how good an idea is a hair dryer either when you've got ice and water there?

What have you done today?  Were you Wonder Woman too?


RETRO-fabulous said...

I'm certainly not having any Wonder Woman moments but did enjoy a day with 63 kindergarteners, celebrating their Thanksgiving feast & crafting activities.

Tracy P. said...

So you're telling me I have to go to the grocery store tomorrow? I find it overwhelming at this time of year. Truly. But if I can get it done tomorrow, I can avoid the worst of the frenzy, right?

Tracy P. said...

But I WILL consider it a Wonder Woman Worthy accomplishment if I can get all the groceries bought, so that's good!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

No wonder woman here either. I finished a granddaughters necklace for her birthday. Late but so was our date. Crotcheted a couple of rounds on the afgan for another granddaughter for Christmas and took a nap. Besides starting beans in the crock pot and laundry. Usual stuff. My hands don't always work either. Darn it.

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, having spent my day with 3 and 4 year olds, your day looks like a breeze. I mopped up spills, I sat on the freezing playground in a brisk wind and solved issues, and just as the kids were lining up to go home, got to deal with a very smelly accident that involved a shower and a total change of clothing. Now I am off for camping with Boy Scouts who should be prepared to take care of themselves.
I hope your iron will be just what you are looking for. Have a great weekend. I know I will.

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh, you certainly had constipated appliances. Impressed with your solutions.
Ok, I have thought for 5 minutes and no wonder woman feats come to mind.
I am feeling inadequate and will go pout now. Thanks.

Madame Samm said...

No doubt you are wonder woman...I can tell you she has not lived here for awhile...I had no major setbacks except you seem to be getting more done in a day than OHh and good luck on your new iron..what did you end up with ? B& D.? lol
and the hot perils continue
p.s did you want me to add you a list of other bloggers???

Val said...

I am not wonder woman either!!! Souunds like you are! I love hearing about your day!

Love Bears All Things said...

Not especially, but I did walk the little pink chair to the family room beside the foyer because I was giving it away and the girl was coming early for still sits there and it is 11:20.
As for the iron...I bought one like they use for classes at the quilt shop for over $100 because you could leave it sitting on its plate, it would raise up on fee and stay warm until you used it again...It didn't last a now I'm back to a cheapo.
Mama Bear

Terry said...

I'm wonder woman every day! Well, OK, maybe just every once in a while! Good for you dealing with all those things! :0)