We had an early Thanksgiving with Tim's mom and dad and grandmother in that undisclosed location in the Southwest. Since it's only a four-hour drive (at the speeds Tim drives, anyway) we left at the crack of dawn Saturday and only stayed the one night.
Tim's parents' dog Pudgy may look big and tough, but he's actually a big kid. (11/19/05)
We didn't do anything too exciting, skipping the casinos this time around. We mostly hung around the house, played Skip-Bo and had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Saturday evening. Tim's mom and Dad were doing really well. They just got part-time jobs at the local Sam's Club, which had opened a mere 17 days earlier, and it seems they both really like working again.
Tim's Mom, Dad, Grandma and Mr. Mischief himself take a moment from the game to smile for the camera. (11/19/05)
Tim's grandma Jean was doing well for the most part. She was still a little under the weather from a rash that she had been fighting. But her doctor gave her a good ointment which appeared to be working.
You got to watch out for these two. Tim and his grandmother are notorious cheaters when it comes to card games. (11/19/05)
Although we didn't go to the casinos, I did do at least some gambling by buying a Star Wars scratcher. But the force wasn't with me because it turned out to be a dud.
Here's my $3 Star Wars Return of the Jedi scratcher. The dark side won and kept me from winning $10,000. (11/19/05)