A wonderful time was had by all. I got to talk with Himself's cousin--an Iraq veteran, world traveler, and gun aficionado for a time. My folks came up, much food was consumed, dog shows and football watched, and just general family goodness. My new bread recipe was a hit as were the tweaks I made to my famous chocolate pie (Brigid--you could actually eat it with a fork instead of a straw).
While we were with family, some blogfriends checked in--Borepatch, Brigid, and North and added some additional brightness to the evening.
And then I get a custom Black Friday Breakfast made by Himself--hash browns layered with ham, eggs done just right, and mild cheddar cheese. Of course the only shopping I do will be online but I'm now fortified for some work around the house this afternoon....
Life is good and I'm very thankful.
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