Well dinner is not all gone, there are plenty of leftovers even though we had a pretty small bird at just over 10 pounds for this year's dinner. We also had butternut squash with lots of garlic, stuffing made with corn muffins, pecans, almonds, shitake mushrooms, raisins and whatever else was in there (some made in the bird, the rest made in a casserole dish in the over), baked potatoes, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. What a dope, I should have taken a picture because not only did it taste great but it was picture perfect too! Only Linda, myself, Celina, Brendan and my mother-in-law were together this year.
Celina and I took my mom out last night. She is in an assisted living place and has a hard time walking any distance and stairs. Since she cannot make it to our bathrooms what with the stairs to climb we went to her to take her out; my sister, brother-in-law and nephew will visit with her today. My brother is otherwise engaged and cannot make any dinner's tonight, and my sister-in-law (his wife) is going to her relatives for dinner. Of my wife's 2 brothers, one is working and the other had other plans for today.
Now that dinner is out of the way, it is time for me to go pack whatever I need to go hunting again - almost all of it is already packed though. Brendan has to stay home to get homework done and to study for finals so I will be afield solo. It is going to get him fairly upset, while at the same time making him happy, if I get one when I am by myself. I will miss him for sure. I have a full belly, the car has a full tank of gas, I have a shotgun and a rifle to bring along - and this time I will not forget a 22 pistol too for squirrels while I am out with either the slug barrel on the shotgun or the rifle - and heck, I have got to go soon so I had best finish up here.
Hope all of you had a very nice and happy Thanksgiving. For those of you who are under the weather, ill or otherwise, you are in my thoughts and I said a prayer for you before dinner. I did likewise for our guys and gals in Harm's way on foreign soil too. Hopefully they had something to celebrate today with the news that our commander in chief is finally supposed to announce his plan to win the war in Afghanistan - well to increase troop numbers anyhow. I truly do not know if we can win with him in command. I hope we can. That is more than enough about politics - I just wished you a happy Thanksgiving and meant it too, so I do not need to ruin your day with more political babble.
Probably no blogging from me until Sunday night.
All the best,
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