Friday, November 25, 2011

Ah, Bliss!

Yesterday was, of course, Thanksgiving Day. For the first time, Prof, Kiddo and I trekked to the southern part of the state to my cousin 007's house for the special day. According to MapQuest, it was supposed to take 2 hours and 27 minutes to get there. We stopped for coffee once, and missed a turn once, and still made it in 2 hours and 31 minutes. Go us!
When we got there, we were greeted at the door by my Cousin 007 and her partner Miss Marple. They welcomed us all with a hug and let us know how glad they were that we made the trip. Miss Marple's family was there, so we got to meet them. Later on, Cousin 007's brother, my cousin Big D and his lovely wife GG (stands for Good Gramma) arrived. I hadn't seen them in a while, so it was nice to spend time with them.
We had a glorious day. 007 and MM had cooked all day Wednesday and it showed. I don't think there was anything that wasn't on the buffet. Turkey, ham, chicken and noodles, mashed and sweet potatoes, corn casserole, and the list goes on and on. We ate, we laughed, we reminisced, we looked at old pictures, we caught up on happenings within the family and generally had a wonderful time.
It was great to be together, counting and recounting our blessings together. Meeting new friends and relatives, and just relaxing with all made for a perfect day. It was a foggy dreary trip down, and even had a mist in the air that resembled snow flakes, but on the way home, it cleared and the sun peaked out for a bit as darkness settled in. It was a safe trip. Prof drove my car, and I went along for the ride, so to speak. Kiddo caught up on napping in the back seat and I even got in some crochet time. Though she drives too fast to suit me, Prof is a good driver and I wasn't worried at all. (I warned her ahead of time, that if she got a ticket for speeding, it would be hers to pay even if she was driving my vehicle. LOL)
We arrived back home full and happy. It was a day to be remembered. Even Kiddo, who usually isn't "into" that kind of stuff remarked on how good a time he had and that my side of the family "rocks." I guess that's a good thing!



Terry said...

Sounds like you had a nice holiday and a rewarding visit, JE.

I like the bright, cheerful colors in your blog design.


Mellodee said...

Its sounds perfect! Ours was good, but I miss having large groups around at the holidays. There were only 5 of us for dinner and we were joined by 2 more for dessert (PIE! Lots and lots of pie! Yum!) Still, I wanted more of my family around, but there aren't that many left anymore and they all live very far from here! I wish people just stayed in one place and didn't die! (How's that for an unrealistic wish?? lol!)

Glad you had a good day, my friend.

Mellodee said...

Oh, one more comment, I like the new look, but it's really hard to see some of the links (like to the comment box). Just fyi.

booknut said...

Sounds like the only thing missing was a visit with your other kid and grandkids. :)

Jimmie Earl said...

Hey Booknut! Yes, I missed having you all with us. The drive wasn't as bad as all that. Especially since your van is DVD equipped. Your two would have ruled the roost so to speak. I wish you would have gone.

Curley said...

Glad a good time was had by all. We spent a quiet day at home and had a good meal in the evening complete with ham. I even had a pumpkin pie that no one had eaten so am taking it to my sister's for the family thing on Sat. Love the new background. Makes me think of disco.