A long weekend

Thanksgiving weekend has nearly ended. 4 days of nothing and it was wonderful. I spent Thursday cooking and hanging out with the fam. Nothing out of the ordinary really, same old crap. I did go home early enough to watch the Colts game though, a victory that I honestly wasn’t sure would happen but they came through and pulled it off.

Friday I thought about getting up early to head out for the Black Friday sales, I slept in instead. It was nice to just lounge around for a bit in the morning. I did finally head to town though, got one Christmas present bought and then went to the bank. I was home around 130.  Erin came over later in the day and we headed out for the evening.

We went to Sears, honestly it wasn’t so bad. Sure there were people around, but I didn’t think the crowds were too bad and the cashiers seemed to be moving along fast enough. After that we headed to Texas Roadhouse to meet up with Kyle. A good dinner with a good conversation is always welcome.

There are times that we get so caught up in the world going on around us I think sometimes we forget the little things that make us happy. A nice slow dinner, a great conversation about everything and nothing. Sometimes just being there with friends is much more important than just about anything else that we think is “important” in the world.

I spent Saturday cleaning, Erin came over for dinner and we watched the first two Indiana Jones movies. Just relaxing.

Today I’m watching Season 3 of The Office and doing as little as possible besides laundry so I have clean clothes for work tomorrow.

That’s the weekend. Nothing essentially but it was so rewarding and felt so good too.

A great night!

Last night was our Christmas thing with all the guys and girls. All the guys met up at Texas Roadhouse and all the girls went to Applebees and then we met up at Franki’s house to watch a movie.Lotsa meat!

John ordered the 32oz Sirloin. This thing was huge, not just huge though, ginormous! This thign was the size of a pot roast basically… He ate it all. Including some ice cream on the way back to Franki’s! Good job John.

Jake rode the saddle because his birthday is coming up on Sunday.

After we finally got done watchign John eat we headed back to Franki’s. Ben got his iPod. For those of you that don’t know, Ben’s iPod was stolen from his car awhile back. We took up a collection and bought him a new one. A truly classy thign since most of the guys don’t even own one themselves and those little buggers are expensive!

It was great night really. The movie was funny, the friends were great. A night that really personifies what the holidays are really about. Friends, food (tons of it), and good memories.  I had a great time guys, I hope you all did too.

There’s a ton of pics to post from last night so here’s a link to the Flickr site. Christmas 2005 slideshow on Flickr Click the link and you can see a slideshow of everything, if you want the full size ones, let me know and I’ll email them to ya.