Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Journal - 11/27/08

Read, work, eat, play, talk, watch football, clean up, care for granddaughters, read. That's the day today!

Other than read my email, read my blogs and check in on Facebook several times today, I did nothing genealogy related. The two posts dated today were created last night to post this morning. It was a day of Thanksgiving.

Linda went off to feed her friends cats and then the spa in the morning, and I had the kitchen floor washed, the carpets vacuumed and the wood floors swept by the time she got home. We put the turkey in at 11:15 a.m. for a 3 p.m. feast, set the table for five with our good china and silverware, and I even caught a little nap before I peeled potatoes while watching football.

Tami and James were here with Lolo and Audrey by 2 p.m., and James and I played with the girls while Tami and Linda got dinner in the oven, then carved the turkey, and on the table by 3:30 p.m. It was really good - the traditional turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, and Tami's peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert after awhile. Tami cleaned things up fairly well, and got everything in the dishwasher. She and James left for a movie at 6:30 and Linda and I got Audrey fed and dressed and down by 7:45, and Lolo bathed, dressed, read to and rocked, and she was in bed by 8:15 p.m. And quiet. Then Linda and I put away the silverware and china, washed the dessert dishes and assorted trays and bowls,

This was the most stress-free Thanksgiving we've had in years, thanks to a small crowd, advance planning and teamwork. I am really thankful for that!

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