Hello fans of Middle Earth and welcome once again to the Hobbit Hollow Construction Blog!
Glad you stopped by, as always and I hope your Thanksgiving went well. (And if you are from a country other than the U.S. I hope you had a lovely Thursday!) So much to be thankful for really. It is a beautiful holiday. Just a simple get together with friends and family to have dinner together. If I could only control myself a little bit better on the eating front. But alas it was not to be. I don’t think I’ve ever not overeaten on Thanksgiving. Why change now?
Enough with the idle chit chat about the turkey dinner.
Okay so I have the Editor’s family over for Thanksgiving and of course you all know what that means. Yeah, that’s right. Dealing with that battle ax of a mother- in- law of mine. So of course I’m cooking the turkey this year and we get the phone call. Quote, “I’m coming over early this year! I’m not going to sit by and let that husband of yours over cook the turkey and ruin dinner! ‘ Unquote. I don’t know, I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job of cooking the bird the last few years. Then she adds, ” Oh, and by the way I’m bringing a guest!” I’m thinking to myself, this woman is really getting under my skin. Then I’m wondering, who is she going to be bringing with her over to my house. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks!
Bob got a little overwhelmed by the smell of the provolone cheese my mother-in-law brought. We had to put it out on the front porch. Terence was grateful for that move as well. It really does emit quite an odor. Anyway, Bob isn’t used to the ways of our Thanksgiving feast but he did get into it. He even tried a piece of super sod! (Don’t worry I have one of those defibrillators on standby just in case someone overeats on the super sod front and goes into cardiac arrest.) Hey! I’ve heard stories and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure right?
He actually liked it.
So the other family event that my brother’s family started was paintball war games on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. So that clues you in to the fact that I didn’t get much done over at Hobbit Hollow. Paintball is a lot of fun but you have to be in pretty good shape to play it right. I’m not in very good shape and had to take 2 Alleve every 12 hours for two days straight to help in the recovery process. But it was fun. Here’s a picture of everyone before we began.
So after paintball we had pizza over at our house and then something strange happened. My lip blew up like a ballon. It has happened before a couple of times. Let me show you.
So of course everyone is now laughing at me. It’s okay. I can take it. Go ahead stare at it and have yourself a good laugh. My whole family did, so you might as well. Anyway, the one time this happened at work they started calling me “Jimmy the Lip”. At home the Editor started calling me Dory from “Finding Nemo.” It’s not easy being me at times.
I hope all is well on your end!
See you next week!