Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve

....It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Someone around these parts might be very excited for the holiday weekend. I don't usually feel as in the holiday spirit as I do this year...not sure what's gotten in to me, but I like it.

I absolutely love the palpable excitement, anticipation, and, well, for lack of a better word, magic of the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. We always get out at noon (I mean, really, not much work would get done in the afternoon anyway, so it's good we're turned loose early) and then it's a flurry of activity as I run around town getting last minute things.

There's a very specific kind of panic that sets in in Skagway right before the holidays because our one main grocery store closes down for Thanksgiving and the day after. And for some reason, faced with eating the things that are already in my kitchen for two whole days with no way of buying anything else, I kind of freak out and go to the grocery store with no list in mind, but just the need to make sure that I have everything I could possibly want while they are closed.

This is what happened to me today. I did all of my Thanksgiving dinner shopping yesterday and I truly had all I needed and more (there is, after all, just the two of us and I could realistically feed about 20).  So, in theory, I really had no reason to stop by the store when I got off work.  

But I did...and this is what I walked out with:

Because you never know when you're gonna need a pomegranate, right?  I did actually need the cranberry sauce, because I had forgotten it yesterday, but the other stuff just somehow magically landed in my cart. Hmmmm....guess I was hungry for junk food.

And now I am happily ensconced at my kitchen table getting a head start on some pattern writing that is due soon, eating a yummy cheese sandwich on a fresh baked roll from the local bakery, watching a funny movie and drinking some coffee nog.  Lovely! (Just wish I hadn't eaten those jalapeno Combos...hello, indigestion.)

I am so thankful for so many things this year...and I've never been more thankful for a long weekend of knitting while curled up on the couch by the fire, watching the snow fall.  

I'm working on secret deadline knitting this weekend....what are you all working on? Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy!


  1. Oh, well done on the Combos! I especially love the pretzel /cheese pairing. I have almost finished the Mara scarf with the lovely Spruce pashmina from MadTosh that you de-stashed to me last summer... keep warm up there...

  2. Saw your wonderful pattern in the newest Interweave Knits -- congratulations!! Adding it to my list of must-knit items once I'm done with my last show for the year next weekend.

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