Southern Man

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Recap

Random images and events from Thanksgiving Week 2012. With Teen Daughter camped out with Southern Parents there was a lot of commuting between The Land and the Ancestral Manor. Monday and Tuesday were work days so the "weekend" didn't really pick up until Wednesday and to further complicate matters Southern Man has been down with some kind of winter malady so Wednesday kicked off with a visit to his doctor, who prescribed about a hundred dollars worth of pills and liquids and inhalers. But that evening Southern Man and Teen Daughter ran around a bit and she saw a movie in which Southern Man had no interest so he hiked around and geocached instead. There are limits to what a father will do with his daughter and Breaking Dawn Part II exceeds them. And then we did a little pre-Black-Friday reconnoitering and had dinner and called it a night.

Thanksgiving Dinner was at the Ancestral Manor.

Teen Daughter and Southern Son.

Stella is a Good Dog!

A friendly game of "I Doubt It."

Now, given his druthers Southern Man would spend Black Friday as far away from town as possible, but he has a Teen Daughter who wanted to hit Kohls at midnight for some winter clothes she'd picked out earlier, so we did. The lines weren't too long, Teen Daughter got what she wanted, and Southern Man picked up a leather jacket he'd admired earlier but put back when he saw the $300 price tag. Black Friday price $80 and he got $30 in "Kohl's Cash" to spend after Christmas so he was a happy Black Friday shopper.

Friday afternoon Teen Daughter elected to try out a trampoline park in town, where she jumped for a couple of hours. And for some reason all of the pics we took were stored on the phone as tiny little thumbnails. Well, there is a reason. It's the reason I usually don't let Teen Daughter play with the phone. But it appears to be back to normal now.

Southern Man spent a little time on Saturday helping Southern Father work on the south end of his barn.

Southern Father and Southern Man went in 50/50 on that scaffolding about fifteen years ago. It's been back and forth many times now.

"Put that camera away and hand me the level!"

Back on the ground.

Gleaning in the pecan orchard behind the barn.

Southern Man's singles group had a Thanksgiving Dinner / football watch party that afternoon.

Paul and Yo pretend to carve the turkey.

And finally after church and lunch on Sunday Southern Man took Teen Daughter to the airport for the trip back to her mother's house.

At the airport.

And there's another Thanksgiving week. Southern Man has lots to be thankful for. Lord, you've blessed us beyond measure, and we are truly thankful. Amen.


At Monday, November 26, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is "winter malady" and does 24 hours of medicine cure it from contaminating others on Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Singles group? Is Stella your dog and where did you come up with the name? Why is your Dad on a ladder? Looks too elderly to be doing high ladder things? The weather there looked nice. What is in the red barn?

At Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

So many questions! My "winter malady" is usually a bit of bronchitis and swelling, nothing contagious. It was just worse this year than usual. Good Dog Stella is Southern Sister's dog and often makes the trip out to the Ancestral Manor. Southern Father will be climbing on ladders until the day he dies. And the barn is full of books and tools and parts and...well, junk.

At Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Southern Man...any prospects on a cuddle buddy in the singles group?

At Thursday, November 29, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

Depends on who you ask.

At Thursday, November 29, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Books? I thought books belonged in a library. But a barn? Hmmmm...

Guess it is sorta like keeping the extras in your garage huh? Was Southern Dad a teacher like you too?

Sorry, but Good Dog Stella is an ugly pooch. You need several cats to chase away critters on the Land.

Hey! Since when is a game of "I doubt it" friendly?! LOL Nice to see sibs being friends at such a young age. I'm xx and still don't get along with any of mine. Hope you get along with all of yours. Life is so much better that way.

At Friday, November 30, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Depends on who you ask"...I believe anon was asking you Southern Man. LOL


Be careful of answering such a question. Maybe anon is among the females of said singles group. LOL

At Monday, December 03, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

We are a book-loving family. Dad's a voracious reader and avid collector; the top floor of that barn housed his book-reselling business. He once said that he always feared every home we ever owned would implode from the weight of books. My own barn has thousands of books boxed up and a dozen hand-made bookshelves, waiting for me to acquire a proper library.

I love I Doubt It, which I learned as Bull Sh*t (they call it "Banana Split" around Mother). I was able to out-cheat my children and was already out of that round when I took the pic.

I have a couple weeks off coming up (one of the perks of nine-month contracts is that with 3/4 of a job you have lots of time off) and may actually go on a "date" or two. Or not. Who knows?


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