Ok --- let me get my 2 cents in on a couple of issues:
Gravy/Sauce --- As an Italian/American, I can tell you that the term "gravy" for tomato based spaghetti sauce is definitely a regional thing--- typical to New Jersey and some sections of downstate NY.
Black Friday shopping: A few years ago, my sisters-in-law and nieces all went Black Friday shopping at 5am. We got some great deals --- and even better, we had some big, fat laughs. Then we all went out to breakfast. It was the BEST. Then the stores started opening Thanksgiving night, and it kinda sucked the fun right out of Black Friday. So now we sleep in, all the girls to go breakfast and shop in the cute little boutiques until it's time to stop for a Starbucks. It is absolute heaven. My nieces have grown into the most fascinating adults and I love having the opportunity to spend time with them. It's the highlight of my holiday season.
Crafty Math Chick -- Meredith! As a vegetarian you can eat burgers that I can not even bring to my carnivore lips LOL! Cracks me up!
Sabrina -- Feel better soon -- as in right now. I am sorry you've been feel crappy
Val -- you are welcome in upstate NY for Christmas -- we would love to have you. But there will be poultry sausage in the dressing - beware.
Gail --your college lady sounds just like my mom. Just keep adding to the sauce -- it's kinda like the friendship bread starter that people make
KelliJo - my new friend -- I've gotta ask. What do you do? What is your job?
big time supply collector
part time scrapbooker & stamper