There it is, the damaged tire from Thanksgiving Eve. S is out right now looking to find a replacement. As you can see the tread is pretty new, which makes the situation fairly curious. We can't remember exactly when we bought the tires, but it wasn't more than 3 or 4 years ago, and certainly less than 25,000 miles.
After this week of eating I am excited to start the new workout program a friend selected. Sunday we had a feast with my parents, we failed to remember to send home leftovers with them, so minor feasts Monday thru Wednesday, and then a grand feast at S's moms house with a full dozen relatives! We've had the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie as well as the less traditional squash fries, brussell sprouts, and walnut/cranberry pie. We've had pea and cheese salad, apple fluff, cherry pie, prune cheese ball, and multiple gravies. We may not need to eat again until Christmas!
It really was great to see so many of our family members. S and his siblings hardly ever gather in the same room, so it was fun to see them interact. The cousins all got along famously - especially considering they only met this week. VF was running around like a wild child wanting to play with everyone. She had pillow fights in the TV room, dance party in the sitting room, and treasure hunting with GJ in the basement. She learned that going bump, bump, bump, down the stairs is fun, and that squirrels like to eat peanuts. She gave hugs to everyone, and was in such a winning humor all day that her uncle commented on how she "never cries." All in all, it was certainly a reminder to be thankful for the important things in life. I hope all of you had wonderful Thanksgivings, shared with a loved one, and ending with full bellies.