Black Friday is anathema to Thanksgiving. Usually, I get a kick out of a good juxtaposition. But this one bums me out. So I'm going to pretend that on Friday, millions of people did not become the worst of who they are in the name of Christmas acquisitions.
Thanksgiving was awesome. We made a nice breakfast here at the AHfWWG. My friend Smitty had made mention of an extra toaster the week before when I was shopping for the this and thats to flesh out our kitchen acoutrements. Jill and I agreed that we like toast, so we took him up on his promise of a toaster only to be disappointed day after day. Apparently, Thanksgiving breakfast was the required bribe. Amy and her friend Brandon were here and joined us and it was quite yummy. Then we were quite surprised when it was time to make the spinach salad and get going and we had left ourselves no time for a nap. Dammit. Cindy and Dale hosted all of us for dinner. Everything was very delicious and the company was wonderful. Around 8:00 or so, we (the younger generation, and I) went midtown to the Buckaroo, a not terribly classy bar, which is just about right for the likes of us. The main draw: A regulation shuffleboard table.
Friday, I worked a very slow day at the BBQ Pit but still always appreciate at least the hourly wage. Then Amy and I watched the Princess Bride. Awww. I love that movie. Today was laaazzzyy--in my jam jams til 4:00pm. I feel quite accomplished.
Actually, T-giving breakfast, Smitty also brought along a turkey someone had gifted him. He said, "It's not that I don't know how to cook a turkey, it's just that I'm not gonna." So today has been all about making turkey soup from the carcass we brought home from Dale and Cindy's and tomorrow I will be cooking a turkey dinner for me, Jeff, Mel, Jill, and Amy. Then we will play games and be a family. It has been a wonderful holiday for us thus far. Hope it has been good for you, too.
P.S. I achieved my Thanksgiving Day food goal of only eating until I was uncomfortable but not miserable. Good job me.