Thanksgiving 2018

This morning, I got up early, showered, and got ready to go to my parents. I was going to meet Drew over there at around 2:30pm. I wanted to help my mom get ready and prepare dinner. Andrew’s family was coming over to my parents and I know she was going to be really busy. This was also an opportunity for my mom and me to have some quality time.
When I arrived at my parents, I got snuggle my dogs for a bit and then made the green bean casserole as part of my contribution for Thanksgiving dinner. I was so ready to eat. I couldn’t wait for Turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, etc. When Andrew arrived, he hung out with my dad and watched football. Eventually, Andrew’s mom, dad, and Aunt Tootsie arrived at my parents. It was nice to everyone in the house and over my parents.
After dinner, we ate dessert, relaxed and then got ready to go to his grandma’s. Andrew’s grandma is in a rehab center, and we were going to bring her some leftovers. She was doing so much better. She is a fighter.
When we walked into her room, she was watching the Wizard of Oz. I loved that movie as a child and still do. Grandma was so happy to see us. I gave her a big hug and we visited with her while she ate some leftovers. It was so good to see her and just like that Thanksgiving was over.

Father’s Day

So, my work schedule has been so crazy lately. I have been trying to plan something for Father’s Day. If you ask me, I preferred it to be very low key, because of my crazy work schedule. I was lucky to have it off. Andrew and I offered to have Father’s Day at our place, and cook out for our families. We never have parties, partly because of the lack of space in our little town home. The night before we went to Walmart, and got what we needed to pick up grocery wise, so that was done. We also picked up my dad’s gift, and the wrapping as well, so all we had to do was put it together.

All we had to do was clean up a little, and wait for everyone to arrive. My parents were going to bring the pups, so I asked them to come a little earlier to get the dogs settled in, before Andrew’s parents arrived. I was so happy to see my pups. They were so good.

When everyone arrived, I put out some snacks, and then Andrew fired up the grill. Before I knew it the food was done, and I hadn’t put out the condiments, or the sides. It was a little intense. I wish I had some sort of warning, or time to get everything out, but it all worked out in the end. The food was good, the company was happy, all was well.

After dinner, we had cheesecake for dessert, and we gave our dads cards and gifts. For Andrew’s dad, we gave him a Pitt polo. He had been wanting one. For my dad, we gave him a Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup shirt he had asked for one, but he isn’t a Penguins fan. We also got him a Washington Capitals Tervis Tumbler glass. When he opened the glass, Andrew and I thought it would be funny to say, here is your Stanley Cup. When we said it, everyone laughed but him. He didn’t find it very funny.

When everyone left, we were so happy to just relax and hang out. We finished watching Season 5 of House of Cards. The ending was alright. I wasn’t a fan, but Spoiler Alert: Claire Underwood becomes President! The last line is, “It is my turn now”, or something to that effect. I knew it was coming, her being president, but what will happen to Frank, because she didn’t pardon him! Does he go to prison, does he not? I am wishing for a Season 6, but it is probably time to move on. I get so sucked into television shows and I hate when they end. Not sure what we will watch, while we wait for Game of Thrones to start.