Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and then some

I knew this Thanksgiving was going to be quiet. It turned out to be just me and my parents but we still cooked the bird and set out the good dishes, the kind that can't be put in the dishwasher. I did not think that would be a big deal since it was just three of us but we still managed to dirty just about every dish in sight and you would have thought we were expecting a dozen people there was so much food.

One sister and her family were all gathered in Florida. The other sister and her family are in Minnesota and their Turkey Day was postponed because sister and hubby are suffering from Whooping Cough. Yikes! I read on the Internet it was going around but I did not expect it to hit anyone I knew. Of course, you may remember my brother passed away this summer so that left me to do the family thing.

I always tell my kids they can be anywhere they choose at Thanksgiving but at Christmas we all better be gathered in Texas. With all the branches of the family it is difficult to be every where at once so I try to be gracious about sharing. Since Sport was just here last month he stayed in Colorado and actually deep fried a turkey for a group of friends. I'm impressed. TenderHeart was with her husband's father's family. With so many at that gathering all she had to cook was a broccoli rice casserole. Lucky girl.

After we ate, cleaned up and watched the Cowboys win, my folks and I sat down for a game of Phase Ten. Don't know if you have ever played it but it is a lot of fun and you can actually play with several people so it is a great group game. I can't believe it but my "elderly" parents whipped the socks off me. I kept cheering for myself that I had the highest score. Just wish that had been the aim of the game.

In the middle of the night I got a call from Sheriff, my boss. It seems the police called and our office had been broken into and she wanted me to go and assess the situation. Normally that would have worked since I am two miles from home to work but this time I was two hours away so she had to do the honors. In the last three years we have had maybe half a dozen false alarms but this time it was the real thing. And I missed it!!

Two huge glass walls were shattered. One into my office and the other into my boss' office. We work at a closed door pharmacy and naturally you would think they were after the drugs but nope. We have no signage and I do not think these guys even knew what kind of business they broke into or what was in the back. They never walked into the view of the security cameras and all they took was Sheriff's laptop. But what a mess they left behind. Sheriff was there from 2:30 AM until 11:30 AM waiting to get someone out to clean up the mess and secure the place. I learned that the police said the official "method of entry" was BFR. Big F***ing Rock Seriously, that was what was in the report!!

And me? I was diligently avoiding all sales and traffic.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!


Chrissie said...

We play Phase 10 every Thanksgiving afternoon. Glad you enjoyed a day with your parents. I'm like you I don't really care about Thanksgiving, but Christmas that's another story.
Take care, Chrissie

a corgi said...

I heard about Phase 10; I'll have to check it out; sounds like you had a delightful day with your folks!

sorry about the office being broken into though; glad you were out of the area so you didn't have to go in and deal with it

enjoy the rest of your weekend


Rose said...

I've never played Phase 10 before but it sounds like fun and I will give it a try.

Christmas excites me more than Thansgiving. We all still love Santa!

Hugs, Rose

D said...

glad you had a great holiday.....
sorry 'bout the break in.. no fun at all

Nancy said...

sorry to hear fo the break in!!!!
We have never played phase ten, I will have to check it out we are big board game players so maybe we should get that.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How unfortunate about the breakin, but glad you had a good holiday with the parents :o)