Going home always makes me realize just how very blessed I am. I have a wonderful family and we never fail to have a great time together.
Thanksgiving this year was all that it could be. We didn't get to go to the movies, but we did enjoy a lot of great conversation, laughter, and food. Oh my, the food! I had a bit too much of everything, but hey, that's ok, right? ;-)
My family stayed with my grandmother (That's one thing about going home - we never have to stay in a motel!) and I thoroughly enjoyed talking classic movies and music with her. It's pretty darn cool that I can mention classic movie stars and my grandmother knows exactly who I'm talking about. I also made some copies of my World War II-era music CD's for her which she really enjoyed.
At my in-laws, we played Mad Gab. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! It's a really fun word game. Amazon.com describes it best: "Teams work to decipher groups of unrelated words into real phrases before time runs out. Dew Wino Hue becomes, for example, Do I know you?" Highly recommended.
AND...I also managed to get a bit of work done on the novel. I cracked open the AlphaSmart a few times, but mostly on the drive home. When you have miles and miles of straight, open road ahead of you (and your husband is driving!), it's the perfect time to mull over your characters or difficult plot points.
We got home around 6 p.m. last night and thankfully, the kitties had been pretty good. The only major destruction we found was that they'd climbed on the kitchen counter and unraveled the paper towel roll. Now I just have to figure out how to keep them from destroying the Christmas tree! Any pointers would be appreciated. :-)
Have a great day!
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