Friday, November 20, 2009

My Eco Thanksgiving nightmare

I had said that I was not going to do the holidays this year. I am so not in the mood. Then I had a nightmare.
I dreamt that Rusty woke me up on Thanksgiving to ask me how to defrost a turkey. That is not to far from the truth, he would do that.
Amber has been breaking out some decorations in hopes that I will get in the mood. So last night I gave in. I told everyone that I would do the turkey but nothing else.
Turkey. Erma Bombeck was right we are the only country in the world that takes fresh bread, makes it stale and then stuffs into a dead bird.
Turkey. Can I get one with in a 100 miles? Well, yes I could. I could send hubby down to the beach to kill one. There are several flawes in this idea.
1. hubby said that once you hunt man, you can't go back to hunting animals.
2. hubby would have to walk on the sand, and he hates that.
3. the beach is on base and there is no hunting on base.
4. Even the of obstacles were not there, hubby would bring home a dead bloody animal and expect me to know what to do with it. Hello I am a city girl.
So I will be going to the store to buy the turkey. Last night I called everyone and told them what to bring. I am not seeing this as a very eco friendly holiday.
I will use organic cleaners to clean the beer pong table. I will use china and cloth napkins. I will not have to turn the heat on because my house will be hotter then... I could make the guys pee outside to save on water. I will be able to save on dog food because I am sure they will catch anything that might fall from the table.
O.K. so Norman Rockwell would not paint a picture of our Thanksgiving, but it will be ours. I will do my best to make sure everything gets recycled, no food will go to waste, and most of all I will be able to spend some time my family..... marines included.
Wasn't it Erma Bombeck who also wrote the book "Family: the ties that bind and gag"


That corgi :) said...

you'll have a great time, Kelli! putting a meal on a table for loved ones is always a great thing to do right??

(you could get a turkey off the base, bring it to your home and kill it then; wouldn't you just have to ring its neck, that's what my mom said her mom would do for chickens)

watch and see, it will be the best Thanksgiving you ever had :)


Paula said...

Good idea to let everyone bring something. Have fun!

Lori said...

I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time!

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Traci said...

Wishing you a great Thanksgiving. Remember to delegate with the washing up also!

natalie said...

hiya! Happy thanksgiving Kelli! I hope everything goes yoru way and you get pleassant surprises!
Kelli would you please hop over to my blog and tell me how it went? thanks!
Kelli I did write a Thank you entry for Veterans Day and your husband is included in that! So glad to hear that everyone is great! My favorite thing was when you quoted your husband as wanting to thaw the turkey!
And then I lvoed the part abotu you can't hunt turkeys after you've hunted man..humm..interesting...

natalie said...

Kelli what is your opinion of how the incident was handled atin texas? and how do you guys view that trial in New York?

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