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Friday, November 24, 2006 |
( 11/24/2006 03:50:00 PM ) Bill S.
"COME ON OVER, COME ON OVER . . ." – Had a low-key Thanksgiving this year: watched about fifteen minutes of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (liked Martin Short's filmed aerial tour of the parade route), then drove to Peoria and the Radisson (formerly Jumer's Castle Lodge) where we did holiday buffet with spouse Becky's family. Not a great meal, but we had a good time afterwards at her Aunt Martha's, so it balanced out. Made it home in time to catch Ugly Betty and do crackers, cheese 'n' fruit for dinner. But before we ate, my wife and I had a holiday bonfire to burn the paint-spattered clothes from our months working on the house next door. My pagan spouse claims that doing this was a form of sympathetic magic, since we symbolically burned away all the bad stuff from the past year; me, I saw it as a way to celebrate and give thanks for the fact that we'd gotten rid of a draining financial burden . . .
Hope y'all had a great holiday.