For many years we worked on Thanksgiving day.
We were either firing a kiln, unloading a kiln or glazing.
We also hosted many gatherings here with family and friends.
Now that the kids are married they are off to see the in-laws, our mothers no longer travel and friends have drifted off to other obligations.
Last year we were invited off.
This year we opted for a really nice dinner out.
We had a 4 pm seating- I know sounds late and yet early all at the same time.
Late if you eat your turkey at noon- early if you eat at 7.
Being the ever thrifty folks that we are we thought we would hit the grocery store for a shopping trip before we ate.
We walked in to a store at 1:55 to be told, we close at 2.
We ended up heading out looking for another open store.
We were most of the way through when they said- we close at 3-
pack it all up and get the heck out!
We did do some fancy stepping and got out of there.
We did a quick and I mean quick stop at Wally word who is open even if the bombs were dropping- but in and out in 10 minutes.
Then off we went still early for our seating.
But what better then a drink at the bar.
Divine to just sit there sipping some good wine.
We loved the place--- it was elegant and just right in the service department.
We had some mussels in a wine broth that were so good I wanted to just pick up the bowl and drink what was left.
We opted for bread and a spoon instead.
Mark went for salmon and I went for the Gnocchi with local veggies and local sausage.
We followed this all with a chocolate mousse- I serving two spoons.
It was a perfect way to spend the day even with the "fun" of finding out that it is true the stores are all closed on Thanksgiving or at least by 3.
So today is Black Friday.
Time to hit the mall for many folks.
Us- we will be right here open for business.
Come spend your day down in Seagrove.
We promise not to send you packing even if you are in our store at 5 because we close when you are finished shopping not before.
Bring a list we have all day.
There is something here to fit your needs!
Inset picture of lovely pots here - because blogger is not working the picture department today.
They must be closed!