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[Comments] (3) Turkey Lurkey: Thanksgiving was at the cabin this year. It was a full house. Leonard made brussel sprouts. I think it was my first time having them and they were good. They taste like broccoli but with an improved texture. I was even surprised by how many of the pickies in my family tried them and liked them. The bacon may have helped.

Today we put up all the decorations, including our new tree ornaments. Instead of throwing away the old ornaments, they are now scattered throughout the house in various bowls and whatnot, acting as their own decor. The ultimate way to reuse and reduce.

I normally avoid Black Friday, but yesterday I couldn't help but notice the awesome adverts for ellipticals. I've tried to avoid buying one but let's face it, UT is not, and will never be, CA. I just can't get outside to work out when the weather is cooperative. And I've decided that I don't like working out in gyms. I prefer to grunt and sweat in the privacy of my own home. Plus then I can control what's on tv. So we bought one today (happy early Christmas to me), and I spent the remainder of the day assembling. I'm going to use it tonight when Maggie is in bed and Susie's taking Leonard to the airport. For being in a recession, the mall sure was packed.

I also saw gas for $1.49 today. Next to the elliptical, no Christmas present can top that, especially since my work per diem is still $0.585/mile!

Maggie's sure going to miss having Leonard around.


Posted by Mom at Fri Nov 28 2008 18:46

We really enjoyed having Leonard join us at the cabin. He is so good with Maggie. She will miss him.

Hope you have lots of happy work-out hours. It is nice to have them at home. Just do better than I do -- use it.

Posted by Kristen at Sat Nov 29 2008 17:39

Wow, I'll have to get the recipe b/c I made brussel sprouts once and they were awful, and I am not a picky eater. Do you ever find yourself zoned out on the elliptical and not going very fast? That is why I can't use them because I need something keeping pace. I LOVE gas being so low. We need recessions more often. ;)

Posted by John at Sat Nov 29 2008 18:32

Yes, I do feel myself zoning out sometimes, especially if I am into a show while I run. But mine beeps at me if I'm not in range with the workout. I can tell after running on the treadmill in our apartment complex in CA for 3 years that it really was hard on my knees. The thing I like most about an elliptical is that it is quieter than a treadmill and works more muscles than just plain running.

As for the brussel sprouts, I'll have to defer to Leonard. It appears they were fried in some bacon and maybe something else?

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