Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vacation. Like National Lampoon's Only With 99% Less Chevy Chase

While many of you are NaBloPoMo-ing, I'm considering taking a vacation from blogging for the rest of the month. Sort of a NaBloVaMo-ing if you will. It's Thanksgiving and things are a little slow... [unless I just keep talking about cleaning my house in preparation for guests and really, why in God's name is my house so dirty? It certainly proves that I've been doing just enough to give the illusion of clean around here] ... Of course, now that I've said that, a pocket full of blog fodder gold will fall into my lap and I'll post anyway. Even though I said I was taking a vacation. And then you'd be all, why is she in my reader? Tootsie is a liar. So I guess what I'm saying is you just never know. I might post. I might not. But if I went a few days without posting and also not mentioning that I wouldn't be doing so; I was afraid the worried and concerned comments and emails would start filtering in and I didn't want there to be any drama. Where'd she go? I dunno. I saw her comment on a blog so I know she's alive. Oh, thanksbetogod for that.

Anyway...It will give me a chance to catch up on others' blogs and visit some of my newer readers too! Of course if I keep writing daily then that throws the aforementioned theory out the window. Basically I'm not telling you anything at all here, am I?

Someone is being mighty noncommittal.

In any event, I'd like to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. I hope you get to spend it with the ones you love. And that no in-laws are injured during the consumption of any meals.

This is last year's turkey:

TA-DA!


And we think that the secret to its savory juicy goodness was inadvertently turning the oven off for 45 minutes while it was roasting when we removed the stuffed mushrooms.


Or that it cooked for precisely the right amount of time. Since I'm unsure I think I'll turn the oven off again this year. Just. In. Case.


*photos by DorothyZ.

31 comments:

Crisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving

The Glamorous Life said...

Let me see if I got this. You may or may not be taking a long or short break or vacation from blogging. However you may or may not post anyway.

That and you made a great turkey. By accident.

Sounds about right.

I am thankful for you. You make me feel sane sometimes.

smalltownmom said...

I like your style.

OHmommy said...

I am so behind as well. And Im not even having anyone over. Things just keep piling up.

Have a happy thanksgiving. :)

Lo said...

girl you crack me up every. single. time. i read yer ass. i hope you don't go missin for too long bc i seriously, surrrrreeously love readin' you.

but in all seriousness? happy thanksgiving to you and yours. and thanks for providing many a laugh while i'm at a dull boring desk job :)

Swirl Girl said...

We're having 14 on Thursday...so I'll for sure have lots to bitch ab...I mean, lots of wonderful memories to post about!

Happiest of days to you as well~

BedsideTalesMan said...

Wha?????
Well this is my first time at your blog....I will be back.
Hope you have a great T-Day.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Dude, you must come to my house and make those mushrooms!

Whether you take a blog vacation or not.

Redneck Mommy said...

Enjoy your maybe break.

When you come back can you bring me a slice of pie?

Yum. Pie...

kcinnova said...

Stuffed 'shrooms & perfect turkey. Sounds good to me!

You are describing exactly why I don't participate in NaBloPoMo (or whatever it is called!!)...

I don't like rules. Unless they are ones I give my children. ;)

mommypie said...

Hai. I'm a total NaBloPoMo Quitter. Can I take a break with you? Cause I need to catch up on a TON of blog readin'. I miss the Toots!!

jenontheedge said...

Happy Turkey Day to you too.

I've been thinking of taking a short blogging break too. Or maybe I won't. It's difficult to say.

Saucy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tootsie. You do these things up right.

Tootsie said...

you are very silly! maybe it is a tootsie thing! lol
love your name...
hope you enjoy your thanksgiving..

from a Canadian Tootsie

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'll stop by and check. Or not. Have a great Thanksgiving.

dorothy said...

Wow, people like you so much they're reading your ass!

PS Don't take a break because I read your blog every morning. It's a reason for me to wake up!

1blueshi1 said...

ooh those stuffed mushrooms look GOOD. we are doing an organic free range turkey this year & I look forward to the difference in taste from Butterball! Also cider-roasted vegetables, sesame green beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and asparagus with pecan-tarragon vinaigrette.
Then we'll kill the whole healthy veggie mood with my mom's homemade French Silk Chocolate and Pecan Praline pies!!!
Oh, I LOVE Thanksgiving!

Manic Mommy said...

Enjoy your vacation! Or, you know, don't.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, yours, and your clean house.

hulagirlatheart said...

Hey, how about a recipe for those mushrooms? That looks like something I could roll in. Mmmm. Happy Thanksgiving!

JoeinVegas said...

Roast it in a bag, that always makes it soft and juicy. But good luck, however you do it.

Jozet at Halushki said...

Are you in prison?

Because really...I'm reading all the clues.

Much love and thanks on this Thanksgiving!

I hope you get the good stuffing in the pen.

Wait...that didn't sound right...

Madge said...

every time i say i am not posting i post and every time i say i am going to post tons i post nothing. there must be a 12 step program out there for people like us.

ALF said...

I like that about you, Tootsie. You keep us on our toes.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a plan! What ever works in regard to the turkey, you should do what ever it takes. Mess up the Thanksgiving turkey and you're going straight to hell in a hand basket.

Amanda said...

Well if we don't see you for awhile we won't worry but if we do we can be pleasantly surprised. But what if something DID happen but we didn't worry because we thought you were just taking a break? This is hard! ;-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lee the MWOB Queen said...

Yeah, I'm one of your newer readers but I may just be around for a while 'cause I like the Tootsie vibe.

Happy cooking...

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that the vacation goes well. I need to take one too.

seachange said...

I'll look for you after Christmas and New Years. :-)

Katie said...

I posted about the very same thing the other day, sans turkey and mushrooms, that is.

Jason, as himself said...

I bet you can't resist!

Holly said...

Happy Turkey Day and I hope you don't stop posting. Your blog REALLY makes me smile and I could sure use that right now!