Thursday, November 22

thanksgiving 2007

Another holiday has come and gone. Things were pretty laid back this Thanksgiving. As previously mentioned, only my parents came over for dinner. I took a half day off work yesterday, but as it turned out, I didn't do much in preparation for the holiday. But I did get a few things done outside since the weather was so nice.

This morning, I got up at the crack of 8:30 and put on the turkey breasts (no one in my family likes dark meat). I had thought about doing the turkey breasts on the grill, but then I remembered the gravy. So much for that idea. I spent the rest of the morning in the kitchen since I didn't do any prep yesterday. Jake made some nice decorations and put name tags where everyone was to sit. He likes doing the seating arrangements for some reason. I think he just likes telling people what to do. I wonder where he gets that from?

My parents got here a little after noon. I recruited my mom to help with the last of the cooking while Brian carved the turkey. Dinner was good. We had your normal Thanksgiving fare--nothing fancy. My mom brought the pies. Good thing or I would've been prepping yesterday for sure. My mom and I sat around talking most of the afternoon. Brian, Jake, and my dad did manly things like playing pool and trying to determine why Brian's table saw is broken.

Jake went home with my parents and is staying there the next two nights. It's funny--he doesn't like it when I have to travel for work, but he sure doesn't have a problem leaving the house any opportunity he gets.

Anyway, it was a nice, relaxing day and I'm looking forward to a few more nice, relaxing days over the long weekend.

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