Monday, December 2, 2013

I Hope It Was A Good One

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, we sure did.
It was good to have all the family around. I think as we all get older we get along a lot better. Now the older group, which I am now a part of, watch the next generations of the family as they grow and start families of their own. It is humbling to see how large our family has become and how the branches of the tree are fanning out. Another century and there will be hundreds of us.

Friday evening the wife and I decided to cash in on some of the gift cards and certificates we have won at the chili cook offs. We like to do it all at once so it is a full night of living.
It is hard to believe by just cooking chili we can party like the rich folks do once a year. If I had to pay a dime of it then I wouldn't do it but, being it was all free, why not? There is no way I would spend twenty two dollars on a cigar or ten dollar for a drink. I'm just too cheap for that I guess. 
I can count on one hand and still have four fingers left over on the times I have sat in a cigar lounge, relaxing and listing to live music.
It's not how I would want to live 99.9% of the time, but that 0.1% sure was fun.   
 It was good to get out and do something out of our element. I bought this new hat, shaved and wore a collard shirt just to fit in with the city folks.
We had a great time. Thanks to the chili world for making it happen.

This weekend we will be cooking at West Tawakoni in East Texas benefiting Christmas for Kids.
The weatherman says there is an ice storm coming Friday so we will see if we can make it or not.

Oh, by the way, yesterday I started a new project. I will post some pictures of it later but I will tell you this, it has to do with cooking and is a part of the outdoor kitchen. 

See ya down the road,


  1. We pretty much put everything we spend on our credit card and collect the points for a year. Then at the end of the year, last night in fact, we trade in all those points for gift cards to places and things we wouldn't normally do for ourselves. We also trade in a few for luxury things like a trip to the big bookstore in the city for me and a modern clothing store for my wife. Like you said, we don't do it normally but when it is free, it sure is fun. Congrats!

  2. Have a wonderful, blessed week.

  3. Sweetie, my Joe has a cap just like that, and he loves a whisky and coke. Ick! And I do believe I see cute dimples in your cheeks! Enjoy what you can, when you can. That's the best attitude to have.

    1. Thanks LJ, Mine just had Coke in it and yes, those are dimples.

  4. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving :) My husbands g-ma died the Tuesday before so I had to cook a ton of food since my MIL wasn't in the mood. Came home with no leftovers :( but it was a fun day with my girls.
    We are getting some ice/sleet/snow either tomorrow night or Thursday. I really need to get off this computer and get some stuff done lol!!!!
    Looks like a relaxing night with the wife :) We actually went into a Casino on the way home from the funeral and were reminded why we don't visit Casino's LOL!!!!!

    1. Sorry for your loss Kelly. It's even harder when it's around the holidays.
      They are saying we will be iced in Friday. I say bring it on.
      I don't visit the casinos much. When I do I take 20 bucks in and when that is gone I'm done. I am usually ready to go in the first 30 minutes.
      Have a great week.

  5. To fit in with the city folks, I loved that. Sounds like a great outing.

    I follow you but rarely comment. So forgive this shameless self-promotion, but I just had to invite you to come check out my blog about why I'm so excited! Plus, perhaps I can entice you to enter my book giveaway. :)

    1. Wow Leigh, I would be excited about that too. I have always wanted to do the same but just don't know where to start.
      Good luck

  6. Glad to see a new post up, MDR ...was starting to worry you were still in a funk. No FUNKS allowed. The hat suits you. Hope you and Candy had fun.


    1. Thanks HB, I was never really in a funk so to speak, I guess you could call it reality more than anything.
      Thanks for the comment.