Who’s Home for Turkey Day?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I have yet to decide if I want to go home for it, or if I want to invite a few of the guys over here for dinner. On one hand, I love seeing my family, but on the other I just really don’t feel like driving anywhere. If I invite a few of the guys over for a guy’s only Thanksgiving, we can watch football and smoke a turkey in the smoker. I can have them each bring something to either cook or something already cooked. Even men have our specialties.

My buddy Dave said he wasn’t going to fly home this year, so I know that he will need somewhere to go eat turkey. I am sure he will like the idea of a gathering here at my house. I think I’ll ask around and see how many others are going to stay in the area instead of going home. If I can get at least 4 others, it will be worth it to me. And the more, the merrier!

I just have to deal with telling mom that I am not coming this year. I am sure she will be understanding, and with all the people who show up at her house, she won’t miss me that much. She is definitely going to be too busy, as she always is. I’ll miss her great cooking, but the drive is just too much for a quick trip north. I need to stay up there for at least 4-5 days to make it worth the time on the road.

Winter’s One Last Hurrah

Well apparently Mother Nature has one last hurrah left in her for winter. There is a winter weather advisory and it looks to dump snow from the Great Lakes to Tennessee. Fortunately, we shouldn’t get very much here – and even better, it will be on the weekend. That means no traffic worries on the way to work for me. I do feel for those who have to work on the weekends though.

It’s not like we will get a lot, but sometimes less can be worse, as it has a tendency to just make the roads slick. Personally, I hope we get just a bit more than is being forecasted, so I can have a little fun with it.

Everyone should build a snowman or snow family once every few years. It’s especially fun if you make them and put beach umbrellas and various beach articles around them. It makes for some hilarious looks from the neighbors and people who drive through the neighborhood. I have a few other scenarios that I like to do as well but I don’t want to give away all my secrets !

Now I just have to wait and see if we get enough snow for some fun.