Thanksgiving day saw two meals. the first one was lunch at Rex's sister's house with his parents. It was the traditional mid-west Thanksgiving meal; turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing and the ubiquitous green bean casserole. The non-standard items were cream cheese corn and broccoli-cheese-rice casserole.
Meal two was later in the evening with Mikey. This was much more relaxed and calm. This time it was ham with the other usually suspects. After dinner we settled down on the couch and watched Over the Hedge.
Woke up at the crack of noon. I spent the day in the kitchen. Made chocolate flan, pineapple pie and 5 dozen chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Since, I got a text for Ogar asking to picking him up early for breakfast and blacksmithing at Old Cowtown, its off to bed early.
Picked up Ogar at his apartment, breakfast at the Beacon and off to Cowtown. There were three of us in the shop. A new volunteer, the son of one of the other museum interpreters, joined us and will be in the blacksmith shop for awhile. It is hard to say how long this will be like this and how much time I will have to work at the forge.
After Cowtown and diner, I spent some time with Doug. We talked and drank tea for a couple of hours. I guess with the insight that Doug has given me, I can now see that I have been having slight boughts with depression. I'm sure that it has to do with the onset of the winter season. I thought it was just my procrastinative mind at work....
I got a call early this morning. Ogar needs help moving the final few thing from the apartment to the new house. After unloading the last of Ogar's stuff at the house I made a trip to Thi Bhin Supermarket to replenish my supply of Jasmine tea.
It is time for bed. I am so looking forward to getting back to work. Even though the time off is nice to have, I need the routine of the work place to get me through the winter.