What a day! A classic example of best laid plans sometimes going awry.
Zip and I, Brad and Kami and Mom had decided to go to the church near Brad's. They were offering free dinners to those who couldn't afford and were accepting donations from those who could. They asked that anyone attending make a reservation. Kami called earlier in the week and put our names on the list. We were scheduled to be seated at 12 noon.
When we arrived, Mom had gotten there before us. She was in a fluster because they did not have our names on the list and told her that we could be served anyhow but would have to 'wait a while'. Mom blamed Kami for not making the reservation. After fifteen minutes she kept looking at her watch and complaining about how long it was taking. The place was packed. They were trying to accommodate special needs people first. Brad and I suggested maybe we should go elsewhere.
We approached the hostess lady, thanked her, and said we would be leaving. Not upset or anything, we just couldn't wait. As we were explaining, I glanced at the list of reservations. There, about a dozen entries down the page was our name! Apparently the hostess lady missed it when she was checking the reservations. Mom and Zip were already out the door and headed for the car.
We went back toward town to a Chinese buffet. Kind of reminded me of the old movie 'A Christmas Story'. Remember, 'you'll shoot your eye out!'. And how at the end the neighbor's dogs steal the turkey and they all go to the Chinese restaurant for Christmas dinner. At one point Mom and Zip are standing at the buffet looking at a pan of these very large fried drumsticks, asking each other 'do you think they're TURKEY???' LOL!
We sat at the table and chatted for a while, then Zip and I went back to Brad and Kami's and talked some more.
On the way home Zip kept wondering if this or that restaurant were open today and if they maybe had turkey. He doesn't usually even like turkey that much, but the lack of it on Thanksgiving was apparently causing severe trauma.
Last week we had gotten our way-low-cost turkey from Weis market and I had roasted it, pulled the meat off the bones and put it in the freezer. I assumed that we wouldn't be needing it for a while since we were having turkey on Thanksgiving day. WRONG! I got a bag of the meat and a jar of the broth and we had T-U-R-K-E-Y!!! for dinner.
Turkey! Just not according to plan.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and that it was EXACTLY as you planned it!