So here we are, the festivities are over, and it is time to look ahead to Christmas and L's Birthday. Although we were able to unload a few of the left overs yesterday, the fridge is still packed with turkey, dressing and taters. I am still working on washing and putting away towels and sheets. Things are winding down toward the return to normalcy.
Luckily, the girls have one additional day off school tomorrow, for the first day of deer (rifle) season. I am planning to head up to the tree house at 6:54 tomorrow to look for that big buck I've been watching for the past several weeks. Last year the regulations changed to make the first week of hunting for antlered deer only, and those guys tend to make themselves scarce. I can't go after does/antlerless deer until Dec. 1st.
It is quiet right now in the house. JP is working on his medical records, and the girls are working on a puppet show downstairs. We went to Outback this afternoon to finish celebrating J's birthday, so with those doggy bags plus the turkey left overs, there is no need to cook. I am thankful for a quiet evening, with no pressing schedule. It is a nice way to ease back into the routine of school and work!
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