Well! We hope y'all had an excellent Turkey Day (or to our Vegan friends; "Turkofu Day") and you were surrounded by friends and family (without any "family holiday baggage" issues). Angi and I did the traditional feast, six hours cooking, half an hour eating, ALL night recovering! WOOF! With our schedule over the last few months...we DO NOT eat that much in one sitting! But...of course, she made her world famous pearled onions, and this year, made GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE! 'S funny...for some odd reason she and I both were under the impression that neither one liked it, hence why she never made it! I think it was the last time we had it, elsewhere, the cook made it different than we prefer, hence, neither of us ate more than a few bites, out of courtesy, but Angi made it perfect with an ample amount of fried onions! The kids dug in as soon as their plates hit the table, so by the time we dished them all out (and several of "the Lost Boys" had joined us) Angi and I were able to dine alone and in relative peace, as they were all finished.
Waiting for the kitchen to be cleaned, and fending off the continuous barrage of "when can we have pie?!" (Which we deftly averted to "when your brothers finish cleaning the kitchen" the hope being they would speed up their efforts). Once all sweet tooths were satiated, we settled down for some jawwin' on the front porch in an attempt to rest our swollen bellies. Oddly enough, the old wives tale about Turkey making you tired, does not seem to apply to our children (except for Elijah, who promptly passed out on the couch after having his fill) so after the wee ones finally gave up the ghost, we all flopped on the couch and watched "Vikings" (Angela's latest fave) until about 2AM. Even then, i had to make the declaration that the remaing children (and guests) "go to bed!"
Hence why...I was a wee bit late this morning.
BUT...so far, it's been a busy day, and although the feed is still weighing me down a bit, thereby making me a tad bit klutzy, I gots me plenty to do!
Working on a couple of 24" cruisers, as well as some tear doens of donations earlier this week. Oy speaking of which, in a true show of just how backward thinking and dispassionate Florida is to bicycle riders, here's a sad picture...
Our prayers are with him for a full recovery.
Ok, yea, not a great note to end it on, but it had to be said.
Be careful out there!