Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was full of fun and extremely busy, hence the lack of posts until now. On Thursday I cooked for fifty, yes, fifty people whom we had invited over for Thanksgiving dinner. Am I crazy? Well, maybe a little bit, but it really was fun. Zakir gets credit for two delicious fried turkeys and a leg of lamb, while I made pounds and pounds of green bean casserole, corn casserole, sweet potato casserole, roast potatoes, gravy, and spinach salad with mandarin oranges and cranberries. I cheated and bought ready to bake dinner rolls and cranberry sauce straight out of a can. Heck, I'm not brave enough to try and make bread from scratch! Surprisingly there was very little food left over after the party. I love it when people bring their appetites!

I am also on call this weekend. Zakir made rounds for me on Thursday so that I could cook, and I went to the hospital yesterday and today, and will have to go tomorrow morning also. That's the not-so-fun part of the weekend. But then I have no more weekend calls for the rest of the year. In fact if things work out next year it might be my last weekend of call ever. Woohoo! It has also been great to have our nephews here, although we haven't really done a lot with them. Yesterday we decided to brave the crowds and went to the new outlet mall not far from our house. I had to bring the kids back after only a couple of stores because Bilal got so tired that he started dragging and constantly begged to be held. Today we went to the mall for a while and the same thing happened. I think it's talking him a while to fully get over his recent respiratory illness. In the mornings he's bouncing around like a maniac, but by the afternoon he gets worn out and doesn't have the energy to do much. I'm guessing he just needs a bit more time. Hopefully he'll be back to his usual perpetually energetic self by the time we head to Disney World, although we do plan to take his stroller with us also.

Pics with the next post, I promise!


cricist said...

assalam o alaikum!

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