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Nov 22, 2006 11:27 am

Decided to take off from Wednesday to Monday, and I don't feel guilty at all.... well not too much. I will go to the office on Friday and check for messages.


Happy Thanksgiving!!! Here's what we are having.


Deep Fried Turkeys (hubby is cooking and I have the fire extinguishers standing by)


Green beans with fatback (bacon to you guys without southern roots)


Roasted garlic mashed potatoes with gravy (of course)


Stuffing casserole (cornbread, wild rice, mushrooms, onions and California style dried apricots)


Spinach salad (live dangerously I say)


Yeast rolls (lots of butter, who is afraid of cholesterol)


Carmella Soprano's Ricotta Pineapple Pie


Pumpkin pie with whipped cream


Apple Cranberry Pie


and of course... name your own poison, wine, beer, scotch (my drink of choice ), whiskey, rum, vodka etc in an open bar format.


Yummm. 


In addition to good food, good friends and loving family, I am also giving thanks for my dishwasher.

Nov 22, 2006 12:14 pm

You forgot the Diet Coke!!!


I'm outta here for the weekend also...


l8r!


Nov 22, 2006 12:24 pm

Don't forget to write into your business plan for 2007 a daily routine of excercise to take off those pounds we're all going to put on in the next 6 weeks.  Good thing it's getting colder so I can cover it up better.


I read a report recently that one of the reasons we are having so many senior adults with mental issues, ie Parkinsons, dementia, etc is that we're not giving them enough cholesterol.  The report said your brain is actually made up of mostly cholesterol and when you lower your cholesterol to say 100 you are depriving your brain of much needed ingredients to keep it happy and thriving. 


So, fry the turkey, butter up the rolls and potatoes, and give me another piece of pie.  It's good for my brain. 

Nov 22, 2006 1:05 pm
babbling looney:

Decided to take off from Wednesday to Monday, and I don't feel guilty at all.... well not too much. I will go to the office on Friday and check for messages.


Happy Thanksgiving!!! Here's what we are having.


Deep Fried Turkeys (hubby is cooking and I have the fire extinguishers standing by)


Green beans with fatback (bacon to you guys without southern roots)


Roasted garlic mashed potatoes with gravy (of course)


Stuffing casserole (cornbread, wild rice, mushrooms, onions and California style dried apricots)


Spinach salad (live dangerously I say)


Yeast rolls (lots of butter, who is afraid of cholesterol)


Carmella Soprano's Ricotta Pineapple Pie


Pumpkin pie with whipped cream


Apple Cranberry Pie


and of course... name your own poison, wine, beer, scotch (my drink of choice ), whiskey, rum, vodka etc in an open bar format.


Yummm. 


In addition to good food, good friends and loving family, I am also giving thanks for my dishwasher.



I'm jealous, if only a little.  It's gorgeous here today and I just turned down an invitation to play golf.  (This guy isn't a good business prospect because his wife is in the business with a trust company.  Otherwise I think that would have pushed me over the edge!)

Only a little jealous, though, because I've been so busy lately, and it feels good to have some less hectic time at the office to catch up on some other open issues.  And-I'm going to play some golf Saturday, and tomorrow not think a bit about work.

Cheers to all.

Nov 22, 2006 1:25 pm

Babs...I picked up a pound of spinach last night to make a spinach salad...complete with diced hard boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, water chestnuts, and a very tasty homemade dressing...good stuff.


...and those deep-fried turkeys are to die for...some of the juiciest, most flavorful birds I've ever partaken of.  Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us, if only vicariously.


I'll be in the office Friday.  It's a very peaceful day to get a lot of work done and I'm damned sure not going shopping!

Nov 22, 2006 1:58 pm

Wonderful.  I would never trade my family for anything.

Nov 22, 2006 2:51 pm
Indyone:

Babs...I picked up a pound of spinach last night to make a spinach salad...complete with diced hard boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, water chestnuts, and a very tasty homemade dressing...good stuff.


...and those deep-fried turkeys are to die for...some of the juiciest, most flavorful birds I've ever partaken of.  Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us, if only vicariously.


I'll be in the office Friday.  It's a very peaceful day to get a lot of work done and I'm damned sure not going shopping!



Skip the hard-boiled eggs and I'm all over that!

I am making two turkeys-one I am smoking with hickory as I have for the last five years.  The other one I am making on a rotisserie on the new gas grill I was given for my birthday.  (If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a big bbq'er.)

Then we are transporting said turkeys to my folks, and Mom is making all the side dishes.  Dessert comes in the form of pies from our favorite bakery.  They're so darn good even my Mom would rather order them!

We'll likely have plenty of turkey left over, so those will go back to the house, and Friday morning I'll fire up the crock pot and make up a batch of Turkey Chili to cook all day.  It's good enough and different enough that you don't get that whole "Oh I'm so tired of turkey leftovers" feeling when you eat it.  Right about when I finish up dicing the onions and pouring in the spices, Mom is scheduled to arrive to participate in my wife's traditional day-long holiday cookie baking marathon.  They'll watch the kids and I'll head downstairs and catch up on some paperwork and studies for my CFP.

Saturday is golf.

All together a decent holiday!

Nov 22, 2006 4:35 pm

Babs, sounds really good! So what time is dinner?

Nov 22, 2006 4:39 pm

Saturday is golf.


Enjoy, Joe da. Nice chatting with you this week. Will be visualizing and executing a few contact, take off and landings myself.

Nov 26, 2006 3:47 pm

Investment Tip:


After reading these posts, I'm telling all my clients to go long on "Spandex", come Monday.