Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, from our home to yours!

This was a pretty quiet Thanksgiving this year. Becky and her mom got up and stuck the turkey into the oven this morning, and all day, we've just been sitting around not doing much, smelling that turkey cook. The boys and I watched a few saved episodes of Mythbusters. Then, later in the afternoon, we opened early Christmas presents with Grandpa and Grandma.

The boys got some nice Matchbox cars, and Eddie got an Indiana Jones Lego airplane, while Luke got a book of whittling projects and a whittling safety glove--because someday, that knife will slip!

I received a new gardening book and a really nice shirt and sweater. Becky received an Iron Man™ running wristwatch and also a sweater. Ed got some Irish embroidered handkerchiefs (just blow right into the shamrock!) and a Donegal tweed hat like mine. And finally, last but certainly not least, Kathleen got a beautiful Irish knitted wool scarf from Dingle and some Burren hand cream.

Very nice gifts for all of us. Sort of an Irish theme this year.

After present opening, we took an adventurous walk through town. Frank was very happy to be scouting out new territory, sniffing everything and peeing on it all. We walked down 21st street, back along the W&OD trail to the post office, and then up to Main street and back through the old town back home. It was maybe a mile and a half, and the day was just gorgeous, about 50 degrees and sunny with no wind at all. It was a super day for a walk.

After our walk, we had a sumptuous meal of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, rutabagas, green beans, stuffing, pickles, veggies, rolls, ginger-red pepper cole slaw, and cranberry sauce. It was a wonderful feast!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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