Last night we had a service at St. John’s. It was really nice – only an hour, but it was a lot of fun. Only eight of us from the choir showed up for the service, but we were able to hold our own. Got to speak with Nancy briefly after the service. She was very unhappy about the way the organ was (not working). Mind you, this is a $100K plus instrument that I barely understand. Of course, as she was letting off steam about going directly to the vestry about it, the rector, was heading up the stairs to the gallery. I felt sorry for both of them – for our Rector because Nancy was not being personal about her, just the state of affairs of her profession in general and for Nancy, well for the same reason and for another which I cannot quite put my finger on (will explain later).
At that point, although I would have liked to have stayed behind and caught up with Nancy, it was not a good idea; she had to get home and get ready for her day today and others were needing her attention (after all, I was chatting with her on the job as it were…). So, I got going over to the Columbia Mall and was able to get some birthday shopping in for John. I’m glad I did because tomorrow (his birthday) he’s going to be too tired after a night of work to enjoy anything.
Today was wonderful. NO knitting, very little music, but I’ll live:)
And what a gathering it was:)! John carved the turkey for the first time in 31 years of marriage and I have to say he did a damn good job! It all came about from a video on the New York Times website in which a butcher shows how he carves a turkey. He was so proud, as is demonstrated by his empty turkey carcass:) The food was really good, although the prep work was a bit chaotic for a while. What really was the whipped cream on the pumpkin pie (to switch metaphors) was the fact that I did not have to do dishes:) That was better than anything! I don’t know how to act!
This was also the first year that we had a “kids table” – did that ever bring back childhood memories! Madison and Ruby had a good time at their own little table, thanks to their Pop:) Please try not to pay attention to the mess in the background. Housekeeping is not my forte. Thank goodness John is the organized one!
I hope, dear one and a half readers, that you, too, have had a warm and loving Thanksgiving Day with people who love you and care for you. If that can’t be family, then make your own:) We humans have a way to do that!
I am still thankful for everything I was thankful for on Sunday. In fact there’s so much I don’t even think about for which I ought to be thankful. So thank God for them, too, LOL!
Goodnight and GodasBBL Bless!+