Monday, November 22, 2010
DD and her housemates from last year decided to get together for a Thanksgiving dinner on the Friday before Thanksgiving. They called it "Fakesgiving." However there was nothing fake about the food or the sentiments. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade rolls, spinach salad, fresh orange cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing and a sweet potato casserole so good we called it sweet potato crack... it was sort of like a pecan pie with a sweet potato bases. The three pies... pumpkin baked from scratch (no canned pumpkin used), apple and raspberry were baked by the 22 year old sister of the host of the party. There were 11 of us from ages 66 to 22 and we had a great time.
The next day was the last home game for the university football team which entailed a number of firsts for me... first tailgate party, first game of flippy cup (I played with water, others were using beer) and my first time to be the go to gal to fill the pitchers of beer from the keg! Then a nap after a disappointing game. The evening was spent enjoying the newest Harry Potter movie and the serious discussion that went on afterwards. Of course there were left-overs in there someplace.
Both DH and I have so much fun with DD's wonderful friends. We have much to be thankful for this year.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I never thought at this stage in my life (65) that I would be finding new, wonderful close friends, especially friends my DD's age. Instead I have been blessed by my DD's friends from law school. She finally found those people who will be your friends no matter how often you see them. She introduced them to us and last year, she and her housemates cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the house and all the parents that could get there. This year, the same cream minus one set of parents who can't make it, have been invited to Fakesgiving this Friday. The menu has been divided up, everyone now lives with 4 hours or closer, especially Andrew.
Andrew was the first friend DD made in law school. He is from Florida and just got a job in our town. He arrived today and is staying with us until he can find a place of his own. We don't care how long that takes. He is a dear and it is wonderful to have his energy in the house.
Thanksgiving is going to be a celebration of the joys of friendship, whenever it surprises you.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Our children both attended one of our state universities for law school and I earned my library certification at the same school. Somehow without meaning to, DH and I have become enthusiastic fans of the football team. In fact we manage our Sat. schedule by game time. Sad, but true. It's great when your team is winning and awful when they lose... which they did today. I need to remind myself it is just a game and I can still have a happy day. I need to remember we are going to see a comedy at the community playhouse tonight. I still wish they had won.
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