Thanksgiving has been a busy four day weekend for us.
Making a squash pie and salad for dinner with Christine's parents and older sister, an afternoon at Doc's spent making Manhattan Clam Chowder, and yesterday morning making a big pan of Tiramisu for a dinner party last night.
By this morning, I was ready to take a break from the kitchen.
So while Chris went to church, I went to the cemetery to visit my mother and brother's graves.
I've found that to be very comforting. I was going to go to Dad's grave, but "Rhondo the Wonder Idiot" blew chunks in his dog pen just before I left. The wiser thing seemed to be to come back to the house here and check on him.
Side note: Dad, I'll come out to the Veteran's Cemetery tomorrow.
As I was driving home, I began to think about lunch. I decided that maybe a nice seafood lunch was in order.
We drove over to the place. Business was slow courtesy of the big shopping weekend. We were seated immediately. The food, as always, was first rate from appetizer/salad course through dessert.
It was a very relaxing two and a half hours.
When we arrived home, Chris' youngest daughter was here at the house. She had some paperwork she needed to get in order and needed to use the computer.
I decided to give them some quiet time together. I texted Doc to see if he was going to be around.
Doc's message came back, "Just got done a couple hours of farm work. Going to take a nap."
It suddenly dawned on me that I could really use a nap too.
My "Get up and go" had got up and went.
I announced my intentions to Chris.
I think she was jealous.
A nap is a treat. I knew it was the right thing as soon as Doc's text message hit my phone.
I hit the pillow. I do remember a bit of snoring, but not much else.
Two and a half hours later, I felt great.
Thanks for the idea Doc. Hope you were able to get one too.
My best wishes to one and all. I hope your holiday weekend was the best one until your next one.
Until the next time, all y'all take care of yourselves.
Air Traffic Mike, ret.
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