I’m a parade float…


I love Thanksgiving. I love ALL holidays, period. But I’m overweight anyway, and when I indulge like we did this weekend, ooph! Just tie strings on me and put me in a parade. We had dinner on Thursday, and on Sunday, too, since part of our family couldn’t be with us On T-day.

Menu:

  • Smoked Turkey
  • Glazed Ham
  • Dressing and Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Homemade Yeast Rolls
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pea Salad
  • Relish Tray
  • Ambrosia
  • Fruit Salad
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie
  • Lemonade Pie
  • Caramel Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Chocolate Pie
  • Cherry Cheesecake Pie
  • Pineapple-Coconut Buttermilk Pie
  • Lots and Lots of Iced Tea, which always tastes better at Granny’s.

And lots and lots of leftovers. 🙂  Which is really great, we munched out all the rest of the weekend and have lunch all week.

But GEE WHIZ, roll me down the hall!

We also went to Lubbock for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. If you’ve never heard this music, or if you’ve never seen the show, I highly encourage doing at least one, or preferably both asap! I can’t even begin to describe it here– go visit their website to get a peek at that special kind of Magic!

Then we went to the Science Spectrum there and visited the Titanic Exhibit, which was truly fascinating. The documentary Ghosts of they Abyss played on the Omni screen,  which really made you feel like you were beneath the ocean scoping out the wreck. Then, as we entered the exhibit of artifacts, we were given a “boarding pass” that had the name of a person that sailed on the doomed vessel, and at the end, we could look on the wall and see if our character lived or died.  DH didn’t have to look on the wall…his character was Bruce Ismay, the one who decided the Titanic didn’t need to have any more lifeboats than they did, then scuttled away on one of the lifeboats with the women and children.  DH wasn’t too pleased about that!  But my character was Lady Duff-Gordon, a high-falutin’ fashion designer of that time. She survived…but was on the boat called the “money boat”, that only let 12 of the richest people onto it when it could have saved at least 20 other people.

The exhibit was eerily fantastic.   If you click on the link above, you can check out some of the items we saw.

DH and I had a very relaxing, pleasant time together.  Funny how even a short trip away can recharge your attitude!

Hope your Turkey Day was fantastic!

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5 Comments on “I’m a parade float…”

  1. Gabrielle says:

    Cherry cheesecake pie? Lemonade pie? Pineapple-coconut buttermilk pie?? Invite me to your next TG celebration, would you??? 😉

  2. desperatewriter says:

    Come on over! We’ll do it again on Christmas!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Too much food for me, too! My rear end is getting enormous!

  4. […] All the holiday noshing has had the same effect on Desperate Writer as it has had on us. They may have to roll us down the hall so we can deck it. […]


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