The schedule is screwey this week because of Thanksgiving, and especially screwey forYours Truly. Today I am here, tomorrow and Tuesday I am in Indianapolis, and Wednesday I am back here having my d-chair time late before going home to brine a turkey.
I've never brined a turkey before.
But! The Pioneer Woman tells me I can do it, so brine a turkey I shall.
(From what I gather, I'm going to boil apple cider, orange peel, garlic, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, bay leaf, and rosemary together in a pot...let it cool...and then immerse the turkey in it overnight in a styrofoam cooler out on the porch.)
Then, on Thanksgiving morning, I will put said brined turkey into a bath to get the salt off, and then roast him in the oven all day while I watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and wait for Santa Claus, like every respectable Spinster should.
Provisions for all of the sides will be delivered today, so I will leave it to Magoo to figure out why two people need enough stuffing and green bean casserole to spackle a Volkswagen.
(It's my process, People. Cook for a hundred, eat one plate of it, and then spend two weeks shuffling left overs around before making a Shepherd's Pie and shoving it in the freezer...only to be thrown away next year.)
(Which reminds me. I need to throw away last year's leftovers from the freezer when I get home.)
All this talk of food is making me hungry, and it doesn't help that Ina just poured bourbon into some kind of custard thingie on the TeeVee a moment ago. Who the heck decided to put the Food Network on today?!
On the weight front, I am happy, proud, and relieved to report that I will see Dr Goggins at 110kg...a full 2kg below his goal weight. I am almost positive that he will be happy and immediately tell me to continue losing, but I am happy to do so if it means a new kidney. I will also meet with the post-transplant nephrologist, and have a CT scan, so it will be a busy visit.
The thing I am most excited about is scoping out the hotel and area around. I know I won't be able to go anywhere or do anything, but getting an idea of what's what will be good for my peace of mind.
So that is my full report, Dearies. I'm not sure if I will be able to check in with you over the next several days, so I will send you all my love, thanks, and prayers for being such a happy part of my life! Please be well and safe and happy and do all of the things that make your heart sing!