Brown Thursday Weekend

We had a nice Brown Thursday dinner at Mike’s house.  Mike and Emma made a big turkey dinner with all of the extras.  Unfortunately I got paged in the afternoon (for a total of 4 times during the extended weekend…so far…), but I was still able to get back in town before dinner started, so all turned out ok.  This weekend it seems like every time I decide to leave the house for my walk, I always get paged.  It’s eery, actually.  And if I just stay home watching movies I don’t get paged…that is, unless it’s a GOOD movie…  None of that Black Friday crap either.  Just stayed home, and stayed safe.  We did walk to Petco for some dog treats with Socks on Friday, and MAN, was it cold and windy!  Chihuahuas can walk sideways in that kinda wind!  Socks toughed it out though, shivering the entire walk.

Anyway, I just uploaded a few new photos.  Nothing exciting, just Socks on Duty on Thanksgiving weekend, a cool shot Kevin wanted me to take, and a little lake we found behind Kenosha Bible Church.  Our weekend in a nutshell: Eat, Walk, Watch a movie, relax, and repeat.  And I mean “repeat” in more ways than one… man, I don’t remember ever having this much gas after eating thanksgiving food!  Is it the turkey?!?!

Thanksgiving 2009

Sandy had a pleasant Thanksgiving this year. Kevin and I not so much. We had a tradition of having Thanksgiving at Bear’s house every year, with him and Rick doing up a wonderful turkey and fixings. Sandy always made the pies, and we all chipped in with a side dish of some sort. Well, with Bear’s passing recently, things have changed of course. Diane, Bear’s fiancee, invited us to join her family this year, so we had planned on that. Unfortunately, Kevin got sick on Thanksgiving day with the flu, so I stayed home with him and Sandy had Thanksgiving with Diane and her family (and Rick, George, Mike and Ginger, who always attended Bear’s Thanksgiving). Sandy said it was very nice, and brought back some great food, so I had planned on having a late thanksgiving dinner the following night. Go figure–I must have picked up Kevin’s flu bug and I was sick all through Friday and Saturday! It was horrible. The terms “explosive” and “projectile” would work well in the description of events, but I won’t bother to gross you out any further. I’m much better this morning though, and Wii Fit says I lost over 10 pounds in the past week! Wow, what a diet plan. The flu sure is cleansing! I plan on having a nice Turkey dinner tonight…finally. Then it’s back to work tomorrow. So much for a long four-day weekend. Click to the thumbnail image to view Sandy’s photos.