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November 27, 2011

It’s time for the (more or less) annual Thanksgiving Index. I am alarmed to discover that this is the ninth year I’ve posted about Thanksgiving, which means that my tenth anniversary as a blogger is coming up in June.  Yikes.

It was a pretty subdued Thanksgiving for the Spy family this year.  I was still recovering (and still am) from assorted ituses.  Mrs. Spy senior was tired.  But we were all happy to be together and I was really happy to be home with a few days off. I have worked straight through the last three weekends, so to have five days off in a row was incredibly lovely. I’m now actually looking forward to heading back to New York in the morning.  Although I wish I weren’t leaving quite so early and am still trying to bring myself to set my alarm for 4:45 a.m.

But now, without further ado, here is 

The Thanksgiving Index 2011

 Number of hours spent watching parades: 3.  I know. We were gluttons for punishment this year.
• Number of hours spent watching some Godfather movie or other:  2
• Number of people eating Thanksgiving dinner: 6
• Number of horses in the pasture outside: 5
• Weight of the turkey (unstuffed): 18.7 pounds
• Weight of turkey as percentage of AJ’s weight (figured out by AJ): 23.2% 
• Number of sticks of butter used in the dinner: 3
• Number of attempts it took to get a decent batch of gravy: a triumphant 1!
• Number of containers of leftovers in the refrigerator: 11
• Ratio of pies desserts to people: 5:6
• Number of new dishes attempted: 1
• Number of new dishes that were unequivocal hits: 1
• Number of candles on display: 11
• Number of candles lit: 0 
• Number of matchbooks in the house: 0 
• Number of spilled wine glasses: 0
• Number of hours it took AJ to eat one piece of turkey: 1.5 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2011 8:11 pm

    excellent pie to people ratio!

  2. freshhell permalink
    November 28, 2011 9:44 am

    Your candle bit made me laugh. That seems to be how I operate: Camera brought to Thanksgiving meal: 1. Pictures taken: 0. Sigh.

  3. November 28, 2011 11:42 am

    Why did it take AJ an hour and a half to eat a piece of turkey? That long after he’d woken? That long that he sat at the table eating?

    We had only 4 pies to 17 people. Shocking! And I never get the leftovers.

  4. November 28, 2011 9:39 pm

    Magpie, we have our priorities straight! Freshhell, I forget some of the candles every year, but this was the first year I forgot the matches. My Kids Mom, see the aforementioned priorities. AJ does not like turkey and he can draw out the consumption of food he does not like indefinitely.

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