Our Thanksgiving week was wonderful, but it is over now. My brothers and my older brother’s family returned home last night, and things seem eerily quiet now that they are gone.
On Friday night, as planned, we attended a performance of Brian Friel’s “The Home Place” at the Guthrie Theater. It is a very fine play, and it received a very fine production. It was one of the best things I have ever seen at the Guthrie.
We skipped Saturday night’s Minnesota basketball game at Williams Arena. We assumed—correctly—that the Golden Gophers would blow out Central Michigan, and we decided to stay home and play with my nephew, especially since it was his final night home. I am glad we did.
Joshua and I had my parents over for dinner tonight. Even though my brothers and I took everyone out for a very nice lunch yesterday in celebration of my parents’ wedding anniversary, Josh and I had my parents over tonight, the night of their actual anniversary. We prepared an Amish pot roast and baked macaroni-and-cheese, as well as homemade stewed tomatoes, green beans and corn. We ate homemade chocolate-caramel-nut-coconut bars for dessert. It was a nice, quiet evening for everybody. Even the dog napped most of the night—he must have needed some rest, given all the time he spent playing with my nephew the last two weeks.
Josh and I have nothing on the schedule for the rest of the week. This will be a busy week at work for both of us, and we are looking forward to a couple of quiet evenings at home. This is especially so since Josh and I will be going away this coming weekend.