Thanksgiving 2017 began one-half day earlier for me than for most people because I took Wednesday afternoon off from work. The reason being someone was coming to do an estimate for a water softener.
For those who don’t know what a water softener is, it is a machine to make the water softer (duh!). Hard water is bad and I happen to live in a place with extremely-hard water which is causing cracks in my skin and making my skin rough and scratchy. Hard water is also bad because it creates scales in the pipes, shrinking the inner diameter of the pipes.
I’m not sure I’ll get it installed though. Those machines are much more expensive than I had anticipated and the guy was a pushy salesman. He kept saying “only $2,295″ like it’s very easy to earn that money. I hate it when people does that.
After he left, I shakily climbed a ladder and got the Christmas tree down from the top rack of the garage shelf before I headed to the grocery store to buy some salad and other food of my choosing.
After I got home, I cleaned the floors before beginning to set up the Christmas tree because the house should be cleaned before a holiday. The tree took me a few hours to set up, mostly because I was watching TV while hanging the ornaments. This was taken on Thanksgiving morning because I didn’t like how the picture came out the previous night.
I woke up early on Thanksgiving after spending two hours attempting to fall asleep again. I don’t know whether I was excited or what but I haven’t been able to sleep all week and apparently my mom couldn’t sleep either because she was also up.
So we got dressed and got down to the kitchen to prepare the ham.
About three hours, my mom’s former student and his mother knocked on our door. They were here and it was time to unveil the ham. It looked so juicy and tender. My mom removed the bone for Chinese-style porridge and then, the ham was ready to eat.
After a few tiny slices of ham, a bit of salad, olives, and grapes, I was completely full. I couldn’t calculate the amount of calories in that small amount of food but I’d estimate that there were at least a few hundreds calories in the tiny amount of ham I had.
Two hours later, after the guests had left, I began exercising off that Thanksgiving bloat on the treadmill. Four-three minutes later, after the second batch of guests arrived and I’ve done over two miles on the treadmill, my bloat seemed to had faded a little. Our guests wanted to eat more food. No more food for me.
After they ate, they insisted my mom show them around and that’s what my mom did. I was glad I went along because I got some awesome pictures. I even got to see a partial rainbow!
Overall, it was a great Thanksgiving with food, guests, and beautiful sunset.