Thanksgiving: a Predicted Chronology
Finish last-minute house projects
Wash and dry hair
Drive toward Spokane by mid-afternoon
Stop at Costco
Pick up coffee, macadamia nut chocolates for Bill, bottles of wine, other essentials and a double iced mocha latte to go
Drive to Cabela's
Pick up another pair of lined jeans (for downtown wear), two or three pair of longer warm socks, maybe some gifts
Drive to airport early enough for ample people watching
Hug Annie when she arrives
Dine at O'Doherty's
Turn car over to Annie
Stop at grocery store in Sandpoint for Annie's essentials: diet Pepsi and Tostino's pizzas
Stand around kitchen island, talking and feeding on goodies
Go to bed . . . maybe read some more of that wonderful Laura Hillenbrand book. The best!
Do morning chores
Get turkey-day food assignments ready to go
Read some more
Go for walks; take pictures
Put animals to bed for a long winter's night
Head to Colburn and gather with family
Visit/ watch TV while piecing on pickles and olives (always my food of choice beFORE big dinners).
Sit down to dinner where Bill always says "Grace."
Savor each heavenly bite of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, celery, green beans, cranberries, etc.
Salute the cooks/hostesses---Barbara and Laurie
Help clean up
Slump in the most comfortable spot available
Try to stay awake
Eat pie and topping
Load up, head home
Another Thankgsiving and another time to be grateful for all our blessings.
May it be a good day for all. Drive carefully. Stay warm.