Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Turkey, goats, and Christmas cheer

Nope, still no ADSL. We had a rare occasion when we were downtown last week so we stopped into OTE to request a phone bill, but they wanted us to fill out of a form and come back a couple days later. Well, that didn’t work for us, because we couldn’t go back a couple days later. Why the hell they can’t just print out a bill and give it to us is beyond me. I’m not sure I even care anymore. There is so much to do around the house these days having ADSL would just give me too many reasons to procrastinate. Besides, when it does come, it will be all the better because we have been so long without it. I’m two months behind on reading most of my favorite blogs and that is the only thing I really miss.

We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We actually found frozen turkeys with pop-up timers at our grocery store, so we were able to go all out with turkey, stuffing, mashed taters and gravy, homemade rolls and pumpkin pie (and yes, we did have some salad too, it wasn’t ALL carbohydrates). I’m no expert at cooking turkeys and while I thought it was terrible and too dry, my husband, my brother-in-law and his wife all seemed to really like it. But then again, I don’t really like turkey that much anyway – it is the results of the turkey (stuffing, gravy) that I like.

We are now preparing for our first Christmas in the new house, and it is nice to finally be able to go through the boxes of Christmas ornaments and decorations we’ve had stored up here for five years. We still won’t have a big tree since we aren’t downstairs except for the kitchen, but we’ll put a little one in our computer/T.V. room upstairs and hope it doesn’t get knocked down by mischievous cats this time.

Speaking of mischief, the Gavle Goat cam is up and running for 2007. Here’s hoping the citizens of Gavle get another fire free year.


CaliforniaKat said...

I thought you might get a kick out of knowing our connection is troubled, sometimes dropping for no reason, which causes me to lose work and large e-mails since I'm also have trouble with google related applications.

Sometimes I can log into google, sometimes not, sometimes gmail, sometimes not, sometimes blogger, sometimes not. I noticed it's working today, so I thought I'd come over and tell you I miss you Mel!

Anonymous said...

Would you mind letting me know what the weather is like in Thessaloniki during December? I am planning on coming for Christmas.

Thank you,