Thanksgiving is past, Christmas is on its way

As usual, a lot has happened since my last post. We had a nice Thanksgiving at Teresa’s daughters house. Dana and her friend Chris fried a turkey and cooked dressing, mashed potato’s, collards, rolls, and pie. Teresa and I brought corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, and green bean casserole. The food was great, Dana was on her best behavior, and everyone had a great time.

Teresa, Kirk, and I went to Suffolk to eat at a new diner called Jammin Jerk BBQ. I ordered the jerk chicken over red beans & rice and it was the best meal I have had in a long time. Teresa had coco bread, which is another great dish, and Kirk had brown stew chicken. Everything was delicious! If you live in Hampton Roads, I would highly recommend this place. After lunch we visited St. Luke’s Church and then did a little Christmas shopping at the Christmas Store in Smithfield.

I have been Christmas shopping this month, mostly buying toys for children in programs our church participates in. One is Operation Christmas Child, which is organized by Samaritan’s Purse. The other program is Operation Santa Claus, which is a local charity to give gifts to needy children. I have participated in both these charities for many years.

A Christmas presents to myself, I recently bought a LG Blu-Ray dvd player. This player has built-in Internet access with apps that allow you to download movies, watch YouTube video, view your photos on Picasa, listen to music via Pandora and several other things. You can also stream media from your network connected devices which allows me to view photos and video stored on my hard drive, as well as listen to my iTunes music. The player has a 250G hard drive to which you can download media from your network devices for faster playback. All in all it is a lot of bang for your buck. I also bought a new pocket knife: the Spyderco Delica 4. My old knife was too big and bulky to carry around all day.

My son Jason is looking to sell his house and rent something. He says he is not cut out for home ownership. Can’t say that I blame him as he is single for now. I just hope he can manage to sell his house in this depressed economic climate. That’s it for now.

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