This last week was pretty crazy, as holidays usually are. It's interesting now that I make my living being a business owner because as much as I'd like to say "shop closed for 2 days so I can enjoy family!" I know that's a CRAZY thing to do because this is probably my busiest time of year!
SO it was a balance. A balance of being with family that I see but once a year, and a balance of working hard for the money.
Fortunately I think that balance went swimmingly. On Wednesday my family from Puerto Rico (well they live in LA now) came to visit and we went around town! It was a ton of fun. I took them to the Clinton Library, to a park, and for lunch. By the time we got home we were pretty beat but there was much to be done.
Come 5 o'clock and suddenly it dawned on me ...I hadn't gone to pick up the turkey! Some expletives were definitely shouted and then I sent my awesome cousin's husband Lu to go pick them up. WHEW that was close right?
10 minutes later Lu calls and says "what size was this turkey?" I told him, just pick it up dude! I have this all arranged ...
And he came home with the tiniest turkey and ham you've ever seen. I mean, it's like Evan said ... we got a cornish hen, not a turkey.
We laughed our BUTTS off. Seriously you have no idea how much we teased that turkey. But the ham was even more laughable. It was the size of my fist. Not even kidding.
We're Puerto Rican. We only know how to cook for 40. SO the second my Mom got off that plane we already were laughing knowing she would flip a lid when she saw the little rotisserie chicken.
She just looked in the fridge, pulled it out and said "pero ... Cristy, que es esto?"
"translation: umm ... Cristy, what is this thing?"
Cue everyone laughing so hard we almost peed.
WELL don't worry. Thanksgiving was saved. We're just so accustomed to seeing 30 pound turkeys that we didn't even realize that we were teasing the juiciest Turkey ever AND we ended up making my Momma's awesome turkey casserole AND having ham sandwiches the next day anyway! GO figure! Poor Turkey!
(PS Turns out Fresh Market gave Lu the wrong bag, but they charged us less so it all worked out just fine)
Cue yesterday when Evan and I decided to decorate. We got out tree out and the next thing I hear is
"Sherman you moron!"
Sherman, our beloved sweet previously notorious big chewer ate ... well, parts of our Christmas tree! HAHA! SERIOUSLY? couldn't make it up.
SO off we went to Target and bought a gorgeous new tree. It even rang up $50 cheaper than we thought and then we used our new Target red card (credit card that gets your 5% off ALL Target purchases which for us, is a crap ton of $!).
We came home and I gotta say ... we put together one BEAUTIFUL tree this year!
NOW for today ... you guys know I wouldn't leave people short handed! I've got a cyber sale going on ALL DAY today in the etsy shop. How does 12% off an ENTIRE purchase sound in these last few days of 2012?
Put in coupon code CM2012 for 12% off the entire thing! :) HAPPY SHOPPING!!!
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