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12:45 pm: Thanksgiving Tidbits
We had a lovely Thanksgiving at my folks' house. It was a slightly smaller crowd than usual, but that suited the day well. Good times. I hope I convinced some of our extended "family"* to come visit us in Longmeadow.

Teddy ate ham. My son. ate. ham. He calls it salami, but whatever. The rest of his meal comprised pumpkin bread, a roll, pumpkin bread, lemon bread, jello, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and ice cream. No surprise: he's requested pumpkin muffins for his school snack on his birthday. (I have to get the recipe cleared by the school before I'm allowed to bring them.)

Peter and I went to Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington Theatre Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a wonderful show (Stoppard's my favorite modern playwright). Much of the action takes place in Prague, so Peter was able to understand and explain the political shenanigans portrayed (all quite accurate, from what he says, except shifting Dubček's role from party leader to president, a subtlety entirely lost on me). The rest takes place in Cambridge, England, which evoked memories of Oxford for me. Lots of discussion of poetry (Sappho rather than neo-romantics, but whatever).

I don't care for Plastic People of the Universe, however. Just as well, 'cause their CD was $69 in the Huntington gift shop.

I'm hopeful that Peter will agree to go to more theater now that he's seen something he so enjoyed (he didn't care for the Elton John Aida, though he likes Cirque du Soleil very much and enjoyed Oliver as well).

It was wonderful to go out for a real adults-only night! My parents babysat Teddy, and everyone did just fine. Even I, completely absorbed by the show, didn't worry unduly. We're so lucky to have my parents in our lives.

Today was the first snow of the season, which we discovered when we went out to get our Christmas tree. Teddy picked it, Peter and I cut it down, and it's resting on our porch 'til the wet has dripped off a bit.

It's been a lovely long weekend... just about perfect.

* Family by choice, not by blood. The folks with whom we do Thanksgiving and Easter. Great people.

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Date:December 1st, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)


We enjoyed it very much, too. Just served Turkey Tetrazini, my favorite way to handle leftover turkey. Tomorrow I'll try curry, my other favorite -- with a few "boys" and fond memories of Bucky.

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Date:December 1st, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanksgiving

mmmm... curry!
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Date:December 1st, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Are you guys vegetarian or Kosher? Just wondering why it so crazy that Teddy ate ham...

So glad you guys are going out for a little more culture/fun. We are doing a bit more of it too. Though not quite so sophisticated this year. We just saw a Jason Mraz concert a couple weekends ago. I loved it. I loved being in the city THOROUGHLY (Chicago). We went downtown to the loop area in the afternoon before the concert on the L. Whoo hoo. I dunno, is this what middle life crisis is all about?
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Date:December 2nd, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)

not vegetarian or kosher, no

Just very, very fussy about protein. Until recently, he would only eat yogurt or chicken... but only the chicken from the pizzeria down the street (the one we moved 85 miles away from). He re-added cheese a few months ago, then turkey (also known as salami), but only from those horrible pre-made kid meals (can't remember what they're called).

So ham was huge. HUGE.
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Date:December 2nd, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)

Teddy's the fussy one

My husband will eat any form of protein. I'm pretty fussy, but not in a way that Teddy has ever seen ('cause I don't buy or order stuff I won't eat, so he hasn't seen me refuse it).
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