The Crazy Suburban Mom: Weekend Thanksgiving Round-up, The fiber fiasco and Ginger gets mail

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend Thanksgiving Round-up, The fiber fiasco and Ginger gets mail

1. Thanksgiving Fiber Fiasco -  Thanksgiving Eve was merciless. The short version is if you prep four pints of brussels sprouts  into a sink and turn on the garbage disposal you get this:


Because a) Brussels sprouts are too fibrous and can kill a garbage disposal and B) Once in the pipes they swell like  - Well, picture this - Someone eating seven bowls of bran cereal.

Apparently brussels sprouts  can block your house's main sewer line (much like the seven bowls of bran would block your own main sewer line) back to the nearest toilet and when my plumber told me that - At least I think that's what he said, it was hard to tell - he was laughing - I about lost it.  He gave me the number of a company that pumps septic tanks because that's what I was going to need the night before Thanksgiving and I don't even have a septic tank.

The septic tank guy was for real the person who saved Thanksgiving.  He was at my door in maybe thirty minutes, loved Ginger and Ginger even loved him which wow, I don't even get, and when I asked, How much?

The guy said, Give me fifty bucks.

Fifty bucks?  Is that even a number plumbers know anymore let alone at seven pee em the night before Thanksgiving for someone they have never done work for?

2.  And speaking of Ginger  Thanksgiving is hard on her.  There's all this food around and it makes her nervous.  Everywhere I look; she's there - Bewildered.


Where did all these platters of food come from that she can see and smell but not quite reach?


So she scopes out stuff at nose level.


That's her standing by the garbage can pretending not to look at it but things are looking up because...

3.  Ginger got mail -  Lin from Duck and Wheel with String sent Ginger a new muffin and look at it:

It's soft (so soft) and fleece and colorful and look at that face; she loves it.  I put it on the couch and she jumped right on.


And stayed on.

Thank you, Lin.  Ginger looks relaxed for the first time in days.  And I'm ever so thankful. And Ginger too.


Lin 11/27/10, 11:24 AM  

Hooray! As long as Ginger is happy, what else matters???!

Oh yeah, that Plumber Angel was a godsend! Oh, man, that guy could have been a total a-hole and taken you to the cleaners, BUT he DIDN'T. I love you, Plumber Angel!!!

Glad my pally, Ginger, liked her blankie. ;) I saw the dog fleece in the remnant bin at the store and I thought of her immediately!! I hope it is big enough for her.

Vonlipi 11/27/10, 12:41 PM  

I'm glad the sceptic guy was able to save Thanksgiving!

The muffin looks very comfortable and Ginger too! :)

ladyjanewriter 11/27/10, 10:08 PM  

The blogosphere salutes you, septic plumbing guy!

And, well, I totally never knew that about brussels sprouts and garbage disposals. Duly noted.

lee 11/28/10, 7:11 PM  

oh no, the dog even gets email. does the dog also get ads to make the pepis bigger and the digital camera smaller? don't let the dog answer one of those nigerian dog biscuit scams!

Babes Mami 11/29/10, 3:55 PM  

Aww Ginger got a present!

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