Here's one of my favorite Christmas photos. Lady enjoying a bit of sunshine and peace and quite before we were invaded by a hoard of relatives.
I have spent a good deal of time today trying to find some information about AT&T cell phone plans. We discovered that even though AT&T doesn't show that we have any service here (neither does anyone else), AT&T phones do work here if you stand in one corner of the house by the Christmas tree! That is better than nothing, which is what we have now. I can't get their web site to open. What's up anyway?
I'm finally dealing with the leftover turkey carcass. I didn't get to cook the turkey until Saturday. When I went downstairs to get it on Christmas Day so I could put it in the oven, I couldn't find it. Finally I went back upstairs and ask my hubby where he put the turkey. I had sent him downstairs with it on Wednesday evening, after it had spend Tuesday night and all day Wednesday in the car. "In the freezer", was his answer. So needless to say, we didn't have turkey for Christmas Dinner. Thank goodness I had also bought ham, so that saved the day.
Then I forgot to get the turkey back out of the freezer until sometime on Friday, so when I went to get it on Saturday, it was still frozen. Nothing to do but put it in the oven just like a block of ice. I started it off early, and at a lower temperature than usual, and it turned out great! I usually don't do anything with the giblets anyway, so when we took the turkey out of the oven, we just threw them away.
After we ate on Saturday, I put the turkey back in the roasting pan, covered it up, and put it out on the porch inside the grill to keep the critters out of it. It stayed cold enough to keep it just fine. Decided I had best do something with it today, though. Still haven't decided what to make. Just can't get inspired. What are your favorite ways to use leftover turkey?
I did take time to put some of my plants back in their preholiday places, and water them. They were all getting dried out! I managed to kill the poinsettia that my daughter gave me. I had it by the window, but I think it got too much heat, even though I had the heat vent closed. I bought an amaryllis before Christmas, too, but it is not doing much. I'll be lucky to have flowers by Valentine's Day. All I have are two tiny little sprouts.
Got my check book balanced but I haven't paid bills yet. Did get a couple to loads of clothes washed. It has been cold today, but at least the sun has been shining. A good way to end 2008. Happy New Year, everyone!