Turkey Day 2008 came and went without any mishaps. No issues with an undercooked turkey because the 12 pound bird didn’t fully thaw due to innards hiding inside. I learned from my past mistakes and made sure I had an entire canister of propane available for the big day, a fully thawed bird, and removed the innards.
We invited our neighbors over since they don’t have any immediate family in Seattle or the United States. This does mean I shunned my immediate family, but it’s all good. It’s still a bit tough to make any firm commitments with our daughter. Our neighbor’s have a son who is only two months younger than Baby Singe. It works out well, although I wouldn’t say they’re best mates yet. He pretends to not understand her, but I know better.
I had all of last week off, so it will be exciting to return to work Monday morning. What did I accomplish? Well unfortunately I wasn’t feeling so hot the first couple days home and then Wednesday was food shopping/prep day. Thursday was Turkey Day and before I knew it… it’s Sunday night and I’m blogging when I should be in bed.
Saturday we braved Ikea to buy Baby Singe an early Christmas present. We created a basement playroom so she can hang with the adults while we fold laundry or chat amongst ourselves.
Speaking of chatter, you know those Jason Bourne movies, like The Bourne Ultimatum? I’m a sucker for these movies because I love where they film the movies and the action isn’t so bad. The Bourne Ultimatum has a hurried pace and an equally hectic soundtrack to match. While watching the movie tonight, I heard a faint alarm clock in the background. I assumed it was part of the movie. After about 30-45 minutes, I paused the television and still heard the beeping. Turns out Baby Singe inadvertently turned on the alarm clock in her room earlier Sunday. Amazingly the little one didn’t budge while the alarm sounded. Yeah, she’s not a light sleeper like her dad!
*récapitulons –> “let’s recap” in French.