Triple the Turkey
So Thanksgiving 2006 has come and gone. We had dinner with Jimmy and Rachael & family on Thursday, ate leftovers with Aunt Martha and Uncle Dan for lunch AND supper on Friday, and spent Saturday gathered around the stew pot. Hannah and I polished off most of the leftovers tonight. I've eaten entirely too much dressing and mashed potatoes in the last 3 days...and I
couldn't be happier. I just need something sweet now...Fred, Shirley, Ginger, Aunt Martha, & Uncle Dan hanging out after supper...
Hannah takes a turn stirring the pot...as John supervises.Too many cooks around the stew pot?Max and Ginger plead for a taste...And to top it all off, we got out the Christmas decorations and put up the tree. Oozey was excited that there is a tree in the den just for her. She looks awfully cozy there. I'm pooped. I think it may be time for me to go to sleep too...
Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God, Whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
Everybody Remain Calm
Oozey got her foot caught in the dishwasher door as we tried to close it tonight. She let out a horrible scream and then ran away to lick her wound. We expect her to recover, although she's been milking her injury for all it's worth. In lieu of wet food, please send cash to Hannah Carson.
I had a great time visiting Alla and Steve in Boston. The trip got off to an exciting start when Steve picked me up from the airport en route to cover a fire in town. Since it was a slow news night, the station sent a reporter over and they led the broadcast with a live shot. I had no idea how much work goes into 45 seconds of television. Here's Steve getting some shots of the fire...
We spent Thursday touring Cape Cod (which only has ONE Taco Bell), watching guys harvesting cranberries, and eating the best clam chowder ever made. Completely worth $5.75 a cup. Then we drove on up the coast to the Nauset Light. The "professional photographer" took the lighthouse pic...but I took the cranberry bog pic and thought it turned out pretty good!
We spent Friday morning in Plymouth, where we saw Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, and lots of neat old buildings.
Finally, we headed into Boston, where Steve drove us around with the precision and zeal of a cab driver. We saw Fenway Park, Harvard, Boston Common, the "Cheers" bar entrance, swung by the North End for Italian food, gelato, and cannolis, and saw the Old North Church and the USS Constitution. I had a wicked awesome time with my wicked cool cousins in a wicked fun city.