The Events of Turkey Day

The day actually began the night before when we spent the night at Nana and Papa’s (aka my parents’) house.  (Thus the turkey bath episode from my previous blog.  And you thought pet spas were ridiculous).  After days of 80 degree weather, the temperature took a nose dive and dropped to almost 40 degrees by yesterday evening!  Needless to say we were excited to wake up and build a fire on Thanksgiving Day.  In keeping with her culinary tradition, Nana prepared a lovely breakfast of pumpkin muffins, Hawaiian bread, sausage, and bacon.  She even decorated the pumpkin muffins – to look like pumpkins, of course!


Then it was time for the ladies to get busy on the midday meal.  (That would be the politically correct term to use.  I’m sure we could devote a whole blog on how many of you call that “lunch” and how many “dinner”.   But I digress . . .)  The men WOULD HAVE helped out but the ladies seemed to have it well in hand so . . . the men watched Green Bay beat up on Detroit (sob).

 Then it was time to set the table for the big meal . . .


 . . . and finally – the presentation of the bird (very clean, I might add . . .).


And there was much happiness.  (Family, turkey . . . what more could you ask for?)


Oh yeah – more football!  (Not just ANY football – the ‘Boys!)


The Husband and the Lad shared a seat in the recliner and cheered them on.  The Lad also cheered for the plate of apple pie I delivered him.  Actually, it was more like a praise.  He actually started singing the Hallelujah chorus.  I don’t know if he knows what that means, but he certainly was excited about his pie.  Can’t blame a guy for getting excited about homemade pie.  Or a girl . . .


While the men watched their football and the kids played, the ladies enjoyed a rousing game (multiple games, actually) of Mexican train dominoes. 


And the day ended with (what else?) leftovers and more football and dominoes.  We will be at Nana and Papa’s one more night to make the most of our time off!

(The one thing I DIDN’T mention from today’s activities was the annual Christmas picture.  More on that to come . . .)

Happy Thanksgiving!!


One Comment

  1. sincerelyanna
    Posted November 22, 2007 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Glad you had a nice time! I would so love to play Mexican train dominoes, whatever that is. What have I been deprived of all these years?

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