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November 27, 2004

a strange but happy Thanksgiving

Finished up work on Wednesday, picked up Allison at the airport, and have enjoyed the somewhat hectic days since. Thursday had a non-traditional but super-yummy New Mexico feast at Allison's mom's: red chile stacked enchiladas, green chili rellenos, beans, squash, etc. Hurt myself. Rather seriously. But did I mention yum?

Friday we braved the crowds at the San Marcos outlet malls. We got many great deals and I bought excellent new clothes for myself. Definitely worth the 7 hours we spent there. Got in a yummy dinner at Z Tejas afterwards.

This morning took Allison to her haircut at 8AM, then we headed up to Brownwood (almost a 3 hour drive) to have a belated T-day with my family. My dad is doing great with his new pacemaker. Such a relief! Again with non-traditional foods, this time brisket, beans, and cornbread. It was great. Got to hang out with the whole family. Practiced my Texas Hold-Em skills on the nephews.

Just drove back -- whew, lots of driving in one day. And tomorrow -- flying back to NYC! Whew!

Posted by ljh at November 27, 2004 9:22 PM