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Author Topic: Less is best this Thanksgiving  (Read 630 times)

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Offline lucas clay

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Less is best this Thanksgiving
« on: November 27, 2008, 10:21:34 PM »
Happy holidays.
Every year i get to make the thanksgiving dinner.
This year i thought i would spend it alone, as my kids had plans and mom is not with us anymore.
My son Canceled his plans, and just wanted to hang out at home today. :)

I got up early and was making coffee, in "the dreaded Atripla fog" , and errrr.
 the kitchen was spotless, Counters all clear, dishes all done.
( my son cleaned the kitchen) :o
I did pinch myself and looked again, spotless.
Ready for old Lucas to destroy.

The dinner was on a much smaller scale than previous years.
14 pound bird, not 18. Only one roaster of stuffing not 3 pans of it.
Only 3 pounds of potato's to peel and mash ,not 10 pounds.
Only a dozen rolls not 3 dozen. green beans ,and a fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Yesterday i was dreading today,and the holidays.
Today was better than i thought it would be.
I did clean out a closet and polished 3 guitars. ( a labor of love).
I did play some guitar, Chatted with friends on the phone.
A little crack of light,..... at the far end of a very dark tunnel.

I just want to take a minute to wish all my friends here a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Enjoy your family, and give your mom a big hug from me.

                              ( love ya all)
                                                Lucas

Offline Longislander

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Re: Less is best this Thanksgiving
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2008, 11:53:41 PM »
Sounds like a pretty sweet Thanksgiving to me!  Glad you got to enjoy it with your son. ;D

Paul
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Basquo

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Re: Less is best this Thanksgiving
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008, 12:09:15 AM »
Lucas my friend, it's a sweet feeling to see that little light at the end of the tunnel and know that this time, it's not a train! We had a nice low-key Thanksgiving, too, just very good friends cooking and cackling and drinking a little...and Curtis' Mississippi Mud Pie was da bomb!

Offline rondrond

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Re: Less is best this Thanksgiving
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008, 12:36:03 AM »
Lucas,,
I'm glad your Holiday turned out to be pleasant.

I did not cook this year as the boys are all involved in their new families and careers. I put vegetables and a chicken in the crock pot for 4 hours. The meat fell off the bones and it was delicious.

Then, to our surprise, Robert, Katie's oldest son, stopped by with 'plates' from their dinner...definitely something new and unexpected.
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

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1993
AZT
Norvir
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