1 Down, 1 To Go

We made it through that holiday with flying colors.  I’m going to go so far as to say I had fun.  We’ve spent the last 3 Thanksgivings at friend’s houses out here, because traveling back to KC on a holiday is logistically nightmarish.  (Not to mention pricey.)  This year, after evaluating some mitigating circumstances, we decided to host it at our house.  And so, speaking of logistical nightmares, we invited all 20-something people over to join us for dinner.  (24 at last count I believe.)  It was a certainly a good time, if moderately challenging.  That’s just a lot of people, and a lot of food.  Not as hard as I thought though, it went relatively smoothly.  We had two turkeys and a good sized brisket I’d smoked the day before, and went with our favorites for sides.  Mashed potatoes and gravy, green rice casserole, corn, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and stuffing.  Maybe some more, who knows, that’s all I can recall at this time of morning.  Oh, and pie…  lots and lots of pie.  We cheated and got them at Costco, and those things are huge.  Oh well, they keep for some length of time I suppose.

Friday after the big turkey-day, I drove Donette and her Mom down to the airport early in the morning, and they left for Hawaii where they met all her sisters.  Since that time, I must say I’ve not accomplished a whole lot.  As a matter of fact, in a somewhat epic bout of laziness, I didn’t even bother getting dressed all weekend.  That, I must say, is a first even for me.  I got up, hit the couch and watched movies all weekend long.  When it got warm enough outside, I crawled out to the back patio and watched movies out there.  Shameful, but relaxing.  I’ve certainly eaten better than I usually do when she’s out of town, if not particularly healthy.  I’ve been subsisting on a steady diet of pie for breakfast, and turkey sliders for lunch and dinner.  Sometimes with a side of green rice or corn, most times not.  Solid meals.

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