Amazon Prime Now is one of the most wonderful inventions ever. Trust me on this one. It saved our Thanksgiving. But first a bit of recap of our past few days.
We decided to go ahead and head to Raleigh so we could see Aaron and his girlfriend Erin before they headed to Pennsylvania to see her family. We packed up valuable papers, made piles and stacks of stuff to grab in case of evacuation and got the cat carriers out and ready. And then we left. It was driving me nuts trying to figure out if we should go or stay but we had plenty of neighbors who promised to keep us in the loop if we needed to come home.
We made it to Raleigh and happily spent some time with Aaron and Erin and of course Diego and the newest addition Fajita.
Diego is massive. He had just gotten groomed and is all fluffy and soft and lovely. He often sits like a human. Strange but true.
Fajita is adorable and sweet and very purry. Perfect kitten.
Dinner prep began on Wednesday and I managed to clog the garbage disposal so Mr. Diamond (and Fajita) came to the rescue.
Micah and Wendy and puppy Penny flew in Wednesday night and Chris and I were hosting Thanksgiving dinner at Aaron’s place and had invited Wendy’s mom and dad. At 4ish Micah texted and said “did I forget to tell you that Wendy’s aunt is coming?”. Yes, yes you did. No big deal because we had both a ham and a turkey along with more sides than you could count on two hands. The only problem was we had 6 dinner plates. Aaron had lost a few over the years to breakage.
There were no paper plates in the house.
No stores were open.
But Amazon Prime Now delivers in Raleigh and Aaron placed an order.
Thanks to delivery man Jk. Komi we had plates. In an hour with plenty of time to spare.
We ate a fabulous meal and enjoyed the time together so much that I didn’t even take any pics of the food or table. Odd, I know. After dinner there were some pretty intense games of mahjong going on and even Penny got in on the action.
Friday Chris and I went with Micah and Wendy to the UNC — NCSU football game. It was much hotter than we thought it would be but it was a lovely day in the sun.
Aaron’s school won even though we were cheering for UNC. It was a fun game and a fun time and much needed time together doing something fun.
Later there might have been some Gilmore Girls – A Year in the Life binge watching going on.
Saturday we were invited by Wendy’s folks to come have dinner at their house. We had eaten there once before and it was an amazing meal—the first time they prepared probably 20 Chinese dishes. This time it was scaled back to maybe 15 —still amazing. The good news is that my chopstick skills are getting much better.
Penny loved the toy I brought her and destroyed it in less than an hour. If anyone knows of good dog toys that last PLEASE let me know.
Diego felt the need to sit on the roasting pan and pretended to be a turkey.
Fajita really wanted to come home with me but her “mommy” said no.
When we got home we got the news that the Pinnacle Mountain fire which is now 3 miles away from our house is 47% contained. They did several back burns over the past couple of days and really were able to make some progress but the smoke here is horrible. To the point where you really can’t even be outside for any length of time at all.
The air is thick with smoke over our lake and even though this picture was taken at 2 in the afternoon it looks like an early morning misty type picture that I have taken before. I know that the smoke will be an issue for a long time but we are so blessed with all of the firefighters who have been working tirelessly to contain it. There is rain in the forecast this week so we continue to pray that it comes and helps put these raging wildfires out. If I need to bug out I am ready but I am praying it does not come to that.
So tell me about your Thanksgiving. What did you do?