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26 November 2015 @ 01:04 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!  
To those of you who celebrate it, I hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Our daughter was able to come home from college, which was unexpected, so that's the best part of all for us. :D

We'd hoped to have Chinese food on Thanksgiving, as HalfshellHusband is our cook and his wrist is still broken. But everything is closed—not surprising, as this is a holiday virtually all Americans celebrate. The backup plan for pizza was foiled because it was reached too late—five minutes before Papa Murphy's closed, and they're not open this morning either. So, the daughter wanted to cook (I feel there should be quotation marks around that or something), and she and I went to the store late last night to get ingredients for mashed potatoes, whipped cream, and "whatever." We both decided a turkey was too daunting (and frozen and large), and I wouldn't know what to do with a pre-cooked one. We do ours on the Weber.

So, we are having steak instead (also a Weber project), potatoes, cornbread, and the chocolate pie our daughter made this morning, and probably a nice salad. Good enough, I say!

No parade-watching or football games yet, but maybe a movie this afternoon. For those of you who've heard me mention Limitless, I wound up looking up an earlier episode online the other night just to rewatch "Smart Brian" do clay-puppet theater on video (to get his points across to "Average Brian"), and then the inevitible moment when Brian arrives home to find the Colin Salmon baddie waiting in the dark and accosting him with, "Why is there a clay effigy of me on your coffee table?"

If you haven't seen the show, that kind of humor is what makes it irresistible to me.

Happy celebrations to the American folks, and happy Thursday to all others!

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kick_galvanic, zagzagael, skull_theatrebleodswean on November 26th, 2015 09:59 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving, K, to you and yours.

I saw this and thought of you and G -

First Thanksgiving
BY SHARON OLDS

When she comes back, from college, I will see
the skin of her upper arms, cool,
matte, glossy. She will hug me, my old
soupy chest against her breasts,
I will smell her hair! She will sleep in this apartment,
her sleep like an untamed, good object,
like a soul in a body. She came into my life the
second great arrival, after him, fresh
from the other world—which lay, from within him,
within me. Those nights, I fed her to sleep,
week after week, the moon rising,
and setting, and waxing—whirling, over the months,
in a slow blur, around our planet.
Now she doesn’t need love like that, she has
had it. She will walk in glowing, we will talk,
and then, when she’s fast asleep, I’ll exult
to have her in that room again,
behind that door! As a child, I caught
bees, by the wings, and held them, some seconds,
looked into their wild faces,
listened to them sing, then tossed them back
into the air—I remember the moment the
arc of my toss swerved, and they entered
the corrected curve of their departure.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 27th, 2015 06:13 am (UTC)
Oh, boy, this is exactly what the whole experience is like! It's so hard not to cling, and to not overdo the thrill of having back what you've missed-- even though you still know you cannot keep it.

I hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving! :)
Danmuchtooarrogant on November 27th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving.

The girlitas went away to see their biological daddy, so we decided not to cook for the noon meal, and instead ate at Cracker Barrel. Lizbeth later made queso and roast however, and it was VERY yummy!

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 27th, 2015 07:35 am (UTC)
:( Kind of sad to have the girlitas gone, but you were prepared.

Queso. As in, the kind you dip corn chips in? I could eat that stuff all day. Yowza!
Danmuchtooarrogant on November 27th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
Yeppers, that kind. Queso is a Lizbeth specialty, and is yummy indeed!

Dan
cindytsuki_no_bara on November 27th, 2015 04:58 am (UTC)
i'm glad your kid could come home! we were actually talking about traditional thanksgiving meals at lunch today (well, late lunch, because we didn't eat until about 3:30), and how people tend to want to stick to the traditional. but your festive meal sounds really good! i mean, come on, steak and cornbread and a chocolate pie? there is no bad there. i hope it was delicious.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 27th, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
There actually aren't many things about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner I like, so I'm flexible. Chinese food would have been nice, but that was good steak, and the cornbread and chocolate pie? Whoo-hoo!

We need to refill our cheap red wine supply, though. I'm the only drinker in the house, and all we had was stuff too expensive to open for one person, and "scraps" of cooking stuff. I tried some marsala, since I wasn't familiar with what that was. Yark!
I'm Mulder, She's Scullyrunedgirl on November 27th, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 27th, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
You too! I hope yours was nice. ♥
Maz (or foxxy!): Candletuesdaeschild on November 28th, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
So pleased to hear our daughter was able to join you for Thanksgiving, especially as it was unexpected.
*hugs* ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 29th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
It was really nice! It seemed like forever since she left, and we've missed her so much. ♥