Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Another year older, Thanksgiving and an SU game!

Several days over the last few weeks in November
Yep I am nearing 50!

I gained a year this month. Yep Birthday time. I attempted to keep it on the down low...very down low in fact it was so low I spent the entire day on the couch recouping from a cold/cough that I am still battling. I noticed a cough before we left the cruise. I can't rid it!!!! So as Birthdays go....it was not so eventful. I did enjoy cake, and an overwhelming amount of Birthday wishes on facebook. Thank You!!
Thanksgiving came quickly after my 46th..We bounced the idea of having it at home. I would have made it happen, but after further discussion we concluded on one more year at the Casino.
We've done the Turing Stone Casino for Thanksgiving, Mothers Day and even Easter in the past. I think the tradition has caught on as this had to be the most crowded I have ever seen it. Family in tow we almost all made it. Of course Ben is in Florida and Nick, the biggest opposed to having yet another Thanksgiving out suddenly became sick. So down two of the four, we pushed forward into our Thanks and stuffed our faces.

 The gingerbread village is always nice.

 We have all decided that NOT everything is eatable.

 But it is sure NEAT!

 Me, my mom and my daughter....I think we all have the same nose.What do you think?
 The family minus three...(Ben Nick and the photographer..)
I am incredibly Thankful for this bunch and so many more blessings in my life.  Happy Thanksgiving!

I worked Black Friday and saved my sanity by avoiding the Malls/shopping. I did pick up some adhesive at AC Moores and went grocery shopping. The craft store was a ZOOO!!! but the grocery store was EMPTY!!! I had hoped to get some after the Holiday discounts at the Grocery store. Maybe a marked down price on a frozen turkey. No such luck, but I did score a festive Thanksgiving cookie cake for $4-. My sons favorite!
Spent the weekend being Lazy, although I did get the Holiday decorations up and started Holiday cards.(I must finish these this weekend in PA). Yeah I am going on another trip this Friday!!!
On Saturday we went to the last Syracuse football game of the season. I guess the team is not Syracuse's pride and there is some talk of the coach going along with the seniors this year!!! The tickets were FREE!!!! (Thanks United Way). Free can only mean way way way up in the rafters is seating, I don't mind, but this time we brought my mother in law who was not about to take those rail-less stairs up to the top. (I totally get it they are a little intimidating). The usher found her and all of us seats in the level below. Gavin and I stayed up top for a bit. I love being able to see everything even though it is VERY VERY SMALL!
 He looks so happy!!!!(Not). I love when the band comes out and lines up to form letters or the great State of NY.
 Here they go lining up to make the S!!!

 and right in the front was this lady who twirled and flipped with a split to final her routine.
 Lots of Orange, but lots of empty seats too!!!

 and here they come!!!!This little camera may have a funny coloring in the pictures (Its a weird yellow tint I think.) and some of my quick point and shoot pictures are blurry...but it can sure get up close. WOW!!!

 We watched a bit more before we made our way down to the lower level and all sat together.
 Not a bad view from her either. I enjoyed myself and had a few beers. Football really does go better with an alcoholic beverage.

SU played Boston. We were up, they caught up...it was close!!! And finally SU won!!!!
We headed out a bit before the game ended to miss the CROWD and the traffic nightmare. We didn't leave the college campus however and decided on a late lunch early dinner (DUNCH) at Varsity Pizza!

My family refused to allow me to take their pictures.... Good pizza and a staple for Syracuse university. It was there when I was a kid and longer apparently since 1926.

I enjoyed it.....Bacon slice...YUM!!!!
Great days lots of fun and food. Monday brought back NORMAL...EWE I hate normal!!!Thank goodness we only have a few weeks before MORE Holidays!!!!! Next stop....King Of Prussia Pennsylvania. I leave Friday morning!