and various other edible proteins. Another table had various vegetables and stuffings, while a third table had pies and other sweet things. A separate table had breads and muffins. We all arrived in time for our 11:30 a.m. start, enjoyed a nice meal together, and then went happily home to our respective places. It was a good day, and I felt that in a year of difficult things, it was still good to take a moment to be thankful.
I watched the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears try to prove on national television which team was the more ineffective, adjourning during half-time to get my car cleaned out and ready for the drive to Arkansas. My wife and I spent part of the afternoon comparing the cost/benefit of various health plan options. I began to read John Moore's "Brensham Village", an English provincial novel of the type I usually like quite well.
Tomorrow I will work into the early afternoon, and then we will drive to see my parents. Sunday evening I must fly to San Francisco for a quick day trip, so I am in a life phase filled with travel once again.