This was a very nice week of Thanksgiving, and I'm all rested up for the final push to the end of the year. We have, I think, three weeks left in the school semester, and I've enjoyed it muchly. I'm so glad I switched programs, this is a much better fit.
As for this particular week, it was lots of fun. It was nice having all three boys here to eat and shop and eat and play rowdy poker.
The Turkey Trot is always a fun time, I think this was my fourth year. Wolfgang and I were trying to figure out how long we've been doing it, and we sort of settled on four Thanksgivings.
So, on Friday afternoon, when I was out sinning with Louie, we decided to swing by the YMCA to make our time together last even longer.
Here's my turkey trot swag: a fashionable beanie, a fashionable pair of socks, a fashionable coupon for a chick-fil-A sammich, and a cow!
I'm also showing the mystery blue thing that was thrust upon me by one of the post-race vendors. It's a little aerosol spray thing of hand sanitizer! Who even knew that was a thing?? I wonder if it could double as a friendly mace?
And speaking of sinning with Louie, both Alice and Bella received lovely makeovers this week. Alice first, and now she's so sleek and fast it's shameful. Bella is just waiting to be picked up, and she's got some new parts to show for it!
I'm grateful for my friendly bike shop. The staff is very pleasant - bike geeks all - and their turnaround time for service is super fast, even when getting pretty new parts!
Here's Bella in the stirrups, showing the shiny new bikes what she's got...
One of her new things is a fresh tire - that's the thing hanging from her handlebars in case things looked a little amiss.
And did anyone catch the dog show last night? Wolfgang was here getting a haircut, and we ended up watching. I always think of the mockumentary Best in Show. Have you seen it? It's hilarious and I highly recommend it. Magnum has a coworker who also shows dogs, and he says that movie is dead on.
Anyway, it was nice to see the bloodhound win. Apparently he's not just a pampered show dog, he actually makes a good living as a tracker and has won awards for that too.
But on that note, I will leave with one of the images from the turkey trot gallery. Two live turkeys actually completed the course. They didn't exactly trot, but they finished!
Apparently these girls are 4H-ers, and thought "why not?" The rules said no dogs, but strollers were allowed. Turkeys are not dogs, and no one said the strollers had to carry humans!