Thursday, March 20, 2008


Easter is almost here. Can you believe it? Seems just last week it was Thanksgiving. This year we did something different. I told my wife that it seemed she was always busting her buns for everyone else for Thanksgiving dinner and then had the mess to clean up. I told her this time that we would let everyone else do their thing and she would, for once, take the day off.

Woke up the morning of 11-22, turned on the TV and laid there & watched the entire Macy's parade from start to finish. After it was over she said "I just realized I have never watched that from start to finish in my whole life". It was a good start to the day.

The weather was cold and gray...just what Thanksgiving is supposed to be. About Noon we decided to ride our bikes to the pasture where she keeps her babies (horses) to feed them...about a 14 mile round trip. It was a special ride. Traffic was very light, some families were out playing football or just walking, the smell of hundreds of fabulous dinners hung in the air. To top it off on the way home it started sleeting then snowing lightly on us. Perfect end to a wonderful ride.

Later that evening we went with one of our sons and his wife out to dinner at Black-eyed Pea (Russ, you ever tried them?). Finished off that evening at home with a little of the best ice cream in the world (don't EVEN argue with me on this one. I've tried all the other 'best' ice creams and they can't hold a candle to Blue Bell...this is the stuff we are going to get to eat in Heaven). Finished off with a movie and an adult beverage. The rest of the weekend followed the same pattern...relax, good food, good movie, repeat.

We decided that this was probably the most intimate Thanksgiving we had ever spent. The only down side: no leftovers. No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Well, nothing's perfect.



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