COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING 2020: 138 DAYS
COUNTDOWN TO NOVEMBER 2020: 113 DAYS
COUNTDOWN TO THE BERS 2020: 52 DAYS
Happy 7-11! We made it to free slurpee day (or that's what it normally is but this year they're doing it a little different). And we are really into summer now. We had quite a storm yesterday but the sun has returned this Saturday morning. The counts have returned also this morning with the following: 138 days till Thanksgiving, 113 days till November, and 52 days till The Bers. Those counts return time and time again every single day. Our next milestone will be reached in 2 days from now when we reach the "Final Fifty" marker to The Bers. That is going to be a heck of a marker indeed. It's almost as hot as the sun is in July. Well if your plans this weekend involve a BBQ instead of a turkey I hope you enjoy it still. Have a great 7-11!
First, I feel the same sentiment towards August 1. Totally get it.The final 50 is going to be amazing. Especially since today we are exactly 3 weeks away from August 1st. Why do i mention August? Because once we arrive at August 1st, i feel its like looking through a window to see September 1st. Every day our view gets more clear. It is just a good feeling, knowing that even on August 1st, we still have to endure a few more weeks of horrid hot weather, but the end is in sight!
We have started having basic discussions about Thanksgiving dinner, which is awesome. Back in January my wife debuted a smoked turkey which was a huge hit with everyone. We decided then that we probably would adopt it as the official Holiday turkey from that point forward, but it was never decided. Well we made it official. The good news is she wants to try it a few more times to make sure the recipe is perfect (Which it nearly is, IMO), so we will probably eat some smoked turkey on Sunday, and in all likelihood one more time in September as we celebrate my birthday. By then our recipe should be nailed down.
This year i've eaten turkey more than i have ever eaten it in my whole life. For so long we had it as "Just a holiday" food at either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Costco had $5.00 butterball turkeys right before Christmas, and we bought one with the intention of trying out the smoker recipe. It was a great success so we kept going! And i felt ignorant because i had no idea you could buy turkeys at any time during the year, lol.