First off let me say yesterday was not as bad as I thought it would be. Dinner at the Fern House was wonderful and I did NOT overeat. I started by fixing a small plate and thought I'd have a second one but found when I was finished the first one I was no longer hungry at all. Chuck got me a 1/2 slice of pumpkin pie and I only ate two bites of it. Win/win. He also sent me home with some turkey so I could have a turkey sandwich in the evening. We talked about Sarge for a bit and brought up some good memories and it was really nice.
Now on to the next thing... I can't seem to decide what to do for the family for the holidays this year. For years now we gave them all a cruise but I don't feel like I can do that now for 19 people since I am not getting Sarge's retirement that he set up for me to receive. Being away and not really knowing what to get them I guess it will be cash. I hate that though, so impersonal and then you never get to know what anyone does with it anyway. Gift cards? Blech. Any great ideas out there? And Ayla don't read them so you can be surprised! Ha.
We really liked the cruises because it was a time when we could all get together and just have fun as a family with no phones or business or interruptions, just fun.
For those of you that know, the duck is doing better. He had an issue with his thyroid and had to have some scans and tests and is now on a medication to control it. He talked about it on facebook so I'm sure it's alright to put it here. Dr. Wacks told him he has Graves Disease. He said he'd be sure to look after him while I am gone next week too. Chuck is one of his favorite patients, he told me that.
I finally decided that I like the new Blogger. Finally. You know, old dogs and new tricks and all that.
Hope your Friday is lovely. And that you don't have too much to do. And that you have some fun today... me too!