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Friday, November 27, 2015

I wish I had a picture of our Thanksgiving table today. I made a turkey and heated up a fake turkey roll for our vegan guests, and made 8 side dishes. Our guests brought 3 Indian and 1 Middle Eastern side dishes. We had 3 desserts. I did my best minimizing my starches but really went to town on all the veggie dishes.

And I wish I had a picture of the gang. I met the "stray" frat buddy our college kid brought home, who turned out to be as much of a nerd as our kid is. At one point the two of them were sitting on our sofa coding on their laptops. I poked fun at them until they decided to have some fun, and started playing Mario kart, and went outside to shoot baskets.

And I also spent about half an hour after dinner hanging out with a co-worker's 3-year-old daughter. What an adorable chatterbox - is it just me, or is every generation getting smarter?

The fridge is full of leftovers. I am thinking of freezing most of the turkey to make a curry and a soup later. I just can't see eating leftovers for the next few days when I could be cooking the college kid's favorite meals while I have him trapped at home.

We are all off to bed early tonight, or at least early for us. The kid wants to be at the mall by 7 am to join the shopping madness. She thinks the hub and I are going to get up early enough to drop her off. Well, I guess anything's possible. Getting up a little after 6 am the day after Thanksgiving seems like a long shot though!

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    You are not imagining things, the little ones ARE getting smarter. It's amazing what my little 4 year grandson comes up with, the questions he asks, his vocabulary, his comprehension. Going to be challenging to keep a step ahead of this little guy.
    1961 days ago
    All your hard work paid off! It sounds like a great party! Eight side dishes?! Bemused, you are a super-achiever! The most I can pull off is four side dishes, even though I usually aim for five. In the crush of the last minutes, I'm in there making gravy and being careful not to burn the rolls, and it all gets really hectic. Sometimes I actually forget to make one of the things I had planned. I guess I need to learn how to do spread sheets!

    Love your description of your son and his buddy. It all sounds just so cozy. And your talk of "shooting baskets" makes me a little homesick. When I was a child, I used to love it when, after a big lunch-time feast (not only Thanksgiving but Sunday dinners after church), we would play touch football in our front yard or go across the street to the neighbor's house--they had a basketball hoop that was regulation height. Ours was too low, and I didn't want to practice on one that wasn't the right height. PLUS, the neighbors had four sons older than my sister and me! We were over the moon when those guys deigned to let us join their game!

    What a great day you had! I know you'll enjoy the last few days of having your son "trapped at home." It's a great feeling, isn't it?
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