Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Mixed Bag

Thanksgiving 2011.  A mixed bag of a day. 

I started the day by watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Almost from the very beginning to the very end.  A first for me.  Usually I'm in the kitchen cooking and organizing, but not today.  Today we were scheduled to have dinner at my daughter's, and wonder of wonders, she was going to do the cooking. I did, however, make a pumpkin pie this morning, and a cheesecake last night as my contribution and planned on going to her house early to "help" with the preparations.

But I digress. As Santa made his way along the parade route, signaling the end of the parade, one of the MCs said, "and here's a shout-out to M___ M____.  He's been tweeting us all morning, so I'm giving a shout-out to him".  The name he said was my grandson's name.  I immediately texted the boy, but he didn't text back, which I thought was odd.

When I arrived at his house the boy denied that he had been texting the MC.  Now, my grandson has a very unique name, and I find it hard to believe that there's another person by that name, but that's exactly what must have happened.  Very weird. 

So we proceeded to get ready for dinner.




And then there was dessert.


Backing up a little...  Several weeks ago my daughter decided that they just had to have another dog after their other dog passed away unexpectedly and quickly.  After doing some research, they found a family they know whose dog had a litter of Golden Retrievers that were almost ready to leave home. 

Logically (???) they decided to go get the puppy today, because having a house-full of people on Thanksgiving Day wouldn't be hectic enough.  The puppy, named Bella, is adorable though.



After dinner, the ladies spread out the sale fliers and plotted their course for their night of shopping.  Yup, they were heading out by about 8 pm to shop till they drop--dragging themselves home by dawn's early light tomorrow morning.  Oi vey!!  Better them than me.


So ended the wonderful "mixed-bag" day.  It was a good one. Much to give thanks for.

5 comments:

trishalyn said...

FOOD, FAMILY, FRIENDS...you captured those very well! :-)

I LOVE the image of Brian and Bella...that's a keeper that should be matted and framed!

Thanks for sharing your day with us! :-)

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drunkerton said...

That's what I forgot to do yesterday. I forgot to watch the Macy's Parade. I used to watch it every year, but for some reason stopped. I think I am going to try and remember next year.

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~she~ said...

The food looks amazing! I miss the years when my mom had a small television in the kitchen. We would watch the parade while cooking. Now, I just have to run into the living room any time I hear the kids giggling.