I hope your Thanksgiving was as convivial as ours. We had over both sets of parents and siblings and their partners, a cousin, and some friends. We may have missed our first Halloween in the new house, but I think we more than made up for it with our first Turkey Day. And major thanks to Alton Brown for giving us the secret to crowd-pleasing turkey. Even Dad was impressed.
The extended weekend was useful in some other ways as well: I got more work done on my next book, and wrote (or started to write) some new articles. It turned out that I’d been away from writing too long, and pounding the keyboard for a few hours (okay, it was probably close to 20 of them) did me a world of good. Does this mean I’m becoming a Writer? I hope not—it would break my poor mother’s heart to know I’d gone so wrong.