We had Chinese the other night for dinner and the fortune in my fortune cookie read: "Great minds talk of ideas. Small minds talk of things. Average minds talk of people." For some reason this stayed with me over the last few days, but especially during our two hour drive to Uncle John's house to celebrate Thanksgiving. You see, while the husband and boy were snugly nestled in the back of the van, comfortably watching a movie on the DVD player, Grandma Carol and I manned the front seat with me at the wheel. We visited about the recent election--the ideas, propaganda, and beliefs behind the election campaigns and advertising. On the way home, we visited about how socialism has recently popped up on the media and what was potentially driving this, especially the inaccurate links to the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. I just kept thinking. . . here's a lady with a "great mind!" Let's add that to this list of what we have to be thankful for!
Anyway, we had a grand feast, thanks to Uncle John and Aunt Diane. Yummy!
The adults got out the deck of cards for a friendly, but competitive game of Spades. Yeah, Diane and I creamed them! We then played a 5 person round of Hearts! Diane won that game, too!
We headed back home in the late afternoon with PLENTY of leftovers in the car. Thanks, Diane!
Now, another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Grandma Carol mentioned in the car that it is now "legal" to put up holiday decorations.
Let the countdown begin!