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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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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! :)