Turkey Week Wishes and Procrastinations

Lazies, The Thanksgiving holiday has me all distracted with turkey thoughts and pumpkin pie dreams! With the holiday this Thursday, that leaves a three-day work week and I just can’t get into it. I even found myself telling an associate not to expect anything productive out of me this week because I’ve already written the week off emotionally. Terrible, isn’t it? It’s the pie, I tell ya.

Holiday mentality
So, I am officially starting my slacking-off now. But I’ll make up for it next week when I share my 2008 year-end gift to you my Lazies. Last year’s gift was the With Love Tote bag pattern found here. Great for gift bags, grocery totes, or just to keep handy and tuck in luggage or the car.

Distractions for procrastinators
Spoonflower – Design and print your own fabric. That could be dangerous!
We Add Up – Got any ‘green’ friends? I do. Give the gift of an organic cotton tee this year, wrapped in a sustainable gift bag. 
Turkey Day Misadventures – Feeling insecure about your turkey competence? Perhaps a short trip down my memory lane, chronicling my adventures, will make you feel a bit better.

With that, I wish you a festive and pie-filled Thanksgiving. To kick-off the holiday week I invite you to post a comment with your wishes for other Lazies and tell us about your holiday plans, too.

Enjoy!
Joan
PS: Have a slice of pie for me!

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14 Responses to “Turkey Week Wishes and Procrastinations”

  1. Penny — November 24, 2008 @ 8:47 am

    I wish you the same Joan. We are starting our baking today among lots of family members who flew in for the holiday! Hopefully no turkey or cookies burning this week! Enjoy your mental time off! LOL

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  2. Debbie — November 24, 2008 @ 9:00 am

    I am starting my frenzy by going to get Thanksgiving groceries today….. yummm cant wait for Thursday, then I have bought 2 presents so will kick in high gear to shop until Dec 20 my plan is to be done and wrapped by then. candy and cookie making

  3. Edie J. — November 24, 2008 @ 9:55 am

    Best wishes, Joan, and all you Lazies for a blessed Thanksgiving. We will gather with family on Thursday, eat, play games, and enjoy each other. No sewing Thursday & Friday — and then, and then — it’s gona be busy, busy, busy.
    p.s. Waiting for the mail to bring me my Bright Light! Can’t wait, as the days are so short now and it’s dark so early; and I need all the help I can get.

  4. Sharon H. — November 24, 2008 @ 11:41 am

    I am starting today…making dressing and it will go into the fridge until Thursday. No need to worry as there are no raw eggs in my dressing..and mine has a little spice to it…I use Mexican cornbread…my family insists on it…since about 10 years ago when I made the mistake of buying Mexican cornbread mix and had to use it. They love it….won’t have the other kind now. Then tomorrow I make pies and Wednesday night I get the turkey ready for the oven the next morning early early! I am having about 15 people and everyone is bringing a side dish. I am providing turkey, dressing and pies…or yeah…I forgot English Pea Salad…ymmm! Then when everyone leaves Thursday afternoon I am back to sewing those Christmas presents!

  5. Cindy — November 24, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

    Happy T-giving to you and your family! Dexter and I are going to my mom’s house Wednesday for the holiday, and then we are all coming back to Orlando to go to Disney for my birthday which is Saturday. I’ll be 35, wow where did the time go? I hope everyone has a great holiday!

  6. regina — November 24, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  7. Carol Coleman — November 26, 2008 @ 8:34 am

    Happy Turkey Day to everyone! I will be trying to complete my Christmas projects while I wait for my children to bring my meal and my left overs.

  8. Sandy King — November 26, 2008 @ 9:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Mine will be a little sad this year as I lost my dad in March. Even though he is not here with us he is watching from above to make sure we are happy. It’s tough but we’ll make it through. Please remember me when you bless your meal.

  9. Susie — November 26, 2008 @ 10:50 am

    To all Lazies and especially Joan!
    :)
    Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes and a Happy Thanksgiving to all.
    I have been so busy and haven’t been participating in the LazyGirl group but I did
    just finish a quilt today that I have been meaning to for a long time. It will go to my
    ‘forever’ husband. :) You can see it here. The last 8 photos:
    http://tinyurl.com/5nox6s
    Our thanksgiving will be quite a bit different. Both of our sons and their families will
    be away. We will be dog sitting our GRANDDOGGER while the youngest son is away
    and be visiting my Dad in the nursing home. We did get invited somewhere for a meal
    but decided not to go.
    My Dad has been moved into the dementia lock up ward as he kept threating to leave. My heart goes out to him as he has lost everything in his life. His wife, his home, all his money, his freedom and his memory BUT as I see it all in perspective this too will pass and I have so much to be thankful for. He married the most wonderful gal that gave birth to me and I have the most wonderful husband, sons, daughter in laws and grandson and a new grand baby on the way in June.
    Joan you are one of the most caring, loving, sweetest gal on the internet I can think of. :) You make chocolate seem plain. :)
    Life is an ever changing cycle………my favorite cycle is the Harley. LOL!
    Hope you all have a great holiday and hopefully you will see a purse out of me in the coming year. :)
    Susie in northern NY

  10. Linda in Ohio — November 26, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    Hi,
    I hope you and all the ladies have a great day tomorrow. Eat and enjoy as the day will soon be over and we will back to work sewing on our bags.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all,
    Linda in Ohio

  11. Julie Drennan — November 26, 2008 @ 11:57 am

    Two more papers to go – one on freedom of information and access to government information in the US and the EU, one on a code of ethics for university professors, two sets of papers to grade – a few more classes to attend–then I can _finally_ start sewing again. Having my computer in my sewing room is definitely a bad move. Taunting the addict. I have three projects all lined up on my sewing table. May not talk to my family until after New Year’s day, once my work is done. Almost there…

  12. Claudia — November 26, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    Have a great Thanksgiving Joan!! We will be baking today; apple and pumpkin from scratch. My DD#3 is due here in a few hours from San Diego for the weekend. Te 3 of us will have a nice traditional Thanksgiving with all the trimmings.
    everyone have a safe and thankfilled holiday. I will be sitting in front of the fireplace enjoying my pie and thinking of you all.
    Claudia
    Las Vegas, NV

  13. Glenda in Florida — November 26, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    We celebrated early with visiting family members, and I’ll be spending my Thanksgiving day in the sewing room. I was there yesterday with DSisIL, guiding her through Wonder Wallets and a Perfect (Nickie) Pouch. We started 16 WWs, and 8 were completed except for the final button embellishment–not bad for a first time Lazy! Thanks so much Joan, and I’ll be checking here for my prezzie on Monday:-)

  14. Jan in Oz — November 26, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving holidays to Joan and all the Lazies. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but I’ll certainly be giving thanks to you all for the inspiration, friendship and fun you give.

    Jan