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Dinner consumed.  Smoked Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes,  gravy, and rolls. Turkey was ok. I left it on the grill a little too long so the white meat was a bit dry,  but the dark meat just fell off the bone. Guess I just need to practice more.

 

Anyone else watching the parades and analyzing the shadow and highlight placement on some of the balloons? 

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Turkey was really good. Juiciest I've had in years. The skin tasted like oranges from the brine (apple juice, orange peel, pepper, bay leaves, rosemary, brown sugar). Pretty much everything came out well this year, even the rolls which didn't rise much.

 

Nap is now finished, and I'm taking the wife and daughter out to feed the consumer beast.

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I have finally awoken from the pizza and breadstick induced nap. Fell asleep watching a string of documentaries on youtube, so I had some very interesting dreams. Hannibal crossing the Appalachians with his war elephants to attack the Pilgrims was among the most coherent.

Now for some coffee then to the painting table.

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Not a bad day, today.

 

Dinner was at two (youngest was running late): smoked turkey (just ordered from a BBQ place), ham, cranberries, potatoes, biscuit, stuffing.  I didn't touch the sweet potatoes or green bean casserole--but, then again, I never do.  Dessert was a chocolate eclair torte.  There was also pumpkin pie, but I wanted the torte.

 

Got some time with both grandkids.  Watched some football.  Avoided the food-coma (but not by much).

 

I'm going to watch a couple MST3K episodes, then consider pulling out the painting.  I doubt I'll paint (still too stuffed), but I can at least prep my kit for the next rounds of colors that I'll need.

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Thanksgiving was pretty good. We had it early, as lunch, because one of us had to work (insert rant about stores being open on thanksgiving), but it was good. My brother in law has six cats, so Sephy was continually excited. A couple of them were even chill enough to let her touch them. The others... well, let’s just say she did a good job of keeping them off the table :lol:

 

7 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Redambrosia already covered the insurance stuff, but remember that the seller wants to sell you the house, the bank wants to give you a mortgage and the insurance is just to cover everyone's risk, including yours.  Personally I panic more about having to pack everything, buying a house and moving is stressful for pretty much everyone.  Just remember to take time to destress with hobbying or fun activities with your family.  

 

Speaking of which, I need to start doing mom things.  I've got a turkey to cook and whatnot.  

oh yeah, and that insurance agent wants to sell you that policy. A fellow agent was bending over backwards to try to sell a guy insurance, but it turns out you can’t buy it, at all, if you have a suspended drivers license.

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DH and I successfully tag-teamed dinner.  He did the bird, I did the sides. Took the popovers out just before the turkey hit temperature.  Microwarmed stuff while DH carved and plated bird.  Then there was brief comedy as we tried to remember how the timer on the camera works so we could take our annual selfie.  I think my eyes are open in this year's pic. :)  Too full right now for pie, maybe later.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. May you have much to be thankful for. 

 

 

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Wow, been catching up on the fiasco that is Halifax's first big snow of the season.  We got a bit here, probably a couple of inches, but it was 2 to 4 C all day so most of it melted.

Halifax, where most of my friends live, apparently got nailed pretty bad, and traffic is a mess.  One took 5 hours to get home; normally a 20 minute drive or so, maybe an hour during rush hour.

Another friend spent 2 and a half hours stuck in traffic after leaving his work, before pulling into the Tim Hortons next to his building to wait out the traffic.

What a mess....

 

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37 minutes ago, Inarah said:

It must be pretty bad if the Canadians are complaining about snow. :) 

 

It rained here, stayed just above freezing so all we got was cold and wet. 

 

It isn't really the snow you need to worry about - it's ice, and ice mixing with said snow that's the really worrying part.

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10 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

It isn't really the snow you need to worry about - it's ice, and ice mixing with said snow that's the really worrying part.

And the Reiklings. Little %$#@&s like to climb up into the undercarriage and stab the tires with their spears, or cut the lines and drink the brake fluid. 

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Well, I'm now mildly upset. A suspicion of mine has been confirmed. I'm missing some of my Magic the Gathering stuff. I first started suspecting it when I went through my cards as soon as I got them home from my mom's. I was going through them looking for a few that I knew I had, and I couldn't find them. I thought to myself "well, maybe I just missed them, I'll find them when I'm organizing them." But tonight I was going through and organizing them a bit, and decided to look for 2 cards that I know I had 4 separate copies of. I didn't find a single copy of either.

 

So now I'm gonna go to my mom's again and dig through my old closet to see if I missed them when I dragged the old storage totes out.

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