Archive for November, 2006

Thanksgiving ends

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Turkey at Kathy and Ken F’s was good. I had a nap beforehand and was still sleepy, but they had so many nice things that it woke me up. We sat and talked about family and friends. I especially like hearing about Helen’s job and meeting Jonathan her friend.

Thanksgiving begins

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Katie arrived home late yesterday and Matthew arrived home this afternoon. It’s starting to feel a lot like Thanksgiving. I’m in the process of making apple pies for tomorrow’s dinner. We’ll be eating with local friends.
Update: Here are the scratch-made apple pies following my mother’s recipe for crusts and filling.

Another typical weekend

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Matthew showed up again this weekend. I wonder why. Oh come on, I know, her name is Beth. Duh.

A typical weekend – somewhat

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Friday night started by having Matthew come over from College Station. It seems that we have a “Matthew Magnet” and her name is Beth. We had a nice dinner out at Ka-Prow Pan-Asian Bistro around the corner from our house. Kathy and I were tired so we just headed home whereas Matthew and Beth went to the movies and saw “Saw III” – ugh. Saturday started with Kathy leaving all day to see International Quilt Festival in Houston with friends at 5:30 AM, and me doing my first Rogue Training Systems running class 10 mile long run at 6:30 AM. Matthew and Beth headed out at noon for Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX where they sampled the beer – from what I hear a lot of beer. Afterward they stayed overnight in San Antonio at Beth’s home. With everyone away I watched the movie “Munich” on DVD and just relaxed. Kathy arrived after I had gone to bed. Sunday morning I woke early and watched the ING NYC Marathon online from NBC Sports / which included the elite runners and Lance Armstrong. This was followed by another DVD movie “Syriana”. Both movies were a bit heavy and were downers. In the afternoon Matthew dropped off Beth and headed back to College Station for a Helpline shift. Beth and I went shopping for weekly groceries at HEB since she’s living with us. Sunday night we are all just relaxing and watching TV. This might now not be a typical weekend, but it was close.