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I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving to those observing this holiday. Hat’s off to all the working stiffs who keep things going on this and many other holidays. So many take these few for granted. Being one who works a lot of holidays my respect to those who power through and miss events or come to them tired.

Leg, check, wing, check, breast, check. EAT Photo by Mike Hartley

Well, this was a first for my better half and me. Alone without family on a Thanksgiving. Both children are out of town and our parents have passed. So we decided to go out to eat (no option our kitchen is undergoing some work) which lead to something I haven’t had to do in a bit. Find a pair of pants fit to take on a power feed.

I’ve been one of those lucky work-at-home stiffs so the need to put on slacks is few and far between. Well on the 3rd try I found a pair that had some room if I really decided to ignore common sense and go for it. We did have a wonderful meal at Alexandra’s in Turf Valley. And how could I go wrong with the company? And a really nice buffet that allowed for a lot more than turkey. I think I ate more prime rib than turkey. But it was close. Glazed ham and salmon were also very good.

Fog and early morning light. Photo by Mike Hartley

And sitting here thankful for a wonderful meal I’m reminded to share my good fortune and donate to the Maryland Foodbank so others can have that feeling. So I just did that. Remember the best gift is making someone less fortunate know they count.

But back to pants, I have returned to sweat pants and that is what I will remain in till the next occasion rolls around which is mid-December, and then it’s casual time again to finish out the year.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Black Friday is one of the best days of the year to stay home. Everyone else is out shopping and I have the house to myself.
  • Home improvements just spur more ideas for more home improvements.
  • Rules of the road, if you want to play chicken wait till I’m in my 13 year old Chevy.
  • Lots of skills aren’t discovered till you start working on them.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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