What would possibly have me up at 8:30 on a Saturday?
That's right, I'm having guests over for dinner. I realized last night when I was on my way to the show that while shadowdaddy had managed to pick up several key ingredients for the meal, they weren't actually all of what I needed to make any of the dishes - canned pumpkin but no spices, onions but no celery, etc. So the first thing to do today is shop, and to do that I had to comb through the various cookbooks and make sure I've got the exact list of ingredients. It's not like days gone by - I can't rely on my kitchen to have anything, especially not spices. And in this brave new world, I don't quite have enough chairs for all of my guests, though one of them is bringing one (or so he said).
Anyway, hopefully all of this activity will help chase away my Thanksgiving blues. The wine-laced lunch actually cheered up the bit of blues I had going into yesterday enough to get me through most of the day in a non-weepy mood, hurray. And at some point I must take a shower AND run to the shop downstairs and see if those size 39 1/2 boots fit me.
This time next week we should be swimming in a sea of boxes - only we'll be in Bath so I won't care. :-) I can't wait to get back my bed and my cooking stuff and my clothes.