Conflationary crap

turkeyI am sorry to report that there is nothing new in terms of Family Gossip around here. That is to say, we have no idea what the powderpost beetles are doing to the Old Cabin up there on the Moominbeach. I think that C*Q*L is probably too busy being a 3rd-grader to check on it for us and that is a good thing.

The occasion for potential Family Gossip was that npJane came over to exchange a whole bunch of seasons of Downton Abbey DVDs for season 5. Yay! We are anxious to get on with our journey through early 20th century English landed gentry or whatever. I love that I have been cousin-ified twice in just a few days. npJane is the “baby” cousin on the Fin side. Doppelganger cousin Maija is 3rd from youngest on the Mac side. My brother and cousin Doug were born after her. Yes, I am a nerd and I am off on a tangent but just to say that I love all of my cousins very much. In the last few days, I have had as much fun connecting with a cousin that I haven’t known very well but seems like my doppelganger in so many ways as I have with a cousin I have known and loved since she was a baby and see frequently.

So, what is that in my backpack? It is a turkey, of course. I swore to backpack most of our Thanksgiving food home. I think this is the first time I have ever bought a turkey at the grocery store and walked home with it. Not to mention that I was walking over a lot of ice. I joked with the cashier that if I fell on the way home, I would fall on the turkey (in my backpack). Not sure that would be a particularly good thing but I didn’t fall and you may be able to see that I bought a small turkey (11.5 pounds). I think that’s all we’ll need. We’ll stuff it with clementines and lemons and drape it with bacon and cook it on the gas grill.

Come on over. It’ll be fun!

Love y’all. -KW

2 Responses to “Conflationary crap”

  1. Sam Says:

    Do wish I could stop by for a bite and a flute of bubbly! I’ll do so in my imagination…. And you’re invited to similarly drop in here!

  2. Margaret Says:

    Sounds like a great way to cook a turkey! I’m off the hook this year since my mom is feeling better, but it is only a matter of time before I have the duty. However, I may have salmon instead. Or both!