Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lazy Sunday in Paradise

All the ‘mob intimacy’ here last night was wonderful, but I am dragging today, much deserved.  And did I take one photo of the buffet table?  Of course not, I was too busy…but Haley did, so y’all go look right here and salivate just a little.

Our day began with getting the ham and turkey in the smoker at o’dark thirty when it was about 26 outside.IMGP2700  They both smoked to perfection.  Note to self:  get a smaller turkey next year…and cook less food!  We have enough leftovers to feed a small army again today.  Small army in the form of kids and grandkids will be arriving later to help consume all that good stuff.


So while I am inside in the kitchen, Dick is outside working on the zip line, replacing his original one and moving the destination to a different tree.  Whatever.  Then comes the keg testIMGP2702.  Check.  Successful.  Next, Dick tried it…so I heard AFTER the fact.  Successful.  Good.  I’m too young to be a widow.

And then Jason had to give it a try, but Dick first gave me a shout out so that I could snap a photo as he went whizzing by.  Sorry it is a bit blurry, but he couldn’t exactly stop to pose for me.  IMGP2710

He made it safely across the cove to the end, and was none the worse for wear.  That dark spot is Dick waiting for Jason’s arrival.  The other dark spot is Jason still on the line. 

See, there is hardly any water in our cove, but that is normal for this time of the year, so it is OK.  It would still be wet and cold if anyone fell in it.  No thank you!


Boys and their toys and their adventures!  What’s next?

Life is good…and we count our blessings!


Sandee said...

You buffet looked wonderful. I'm hungry now. What a day you all had. I can tell everyone had a great time from the pictures.

Yes, boys will be boys. At least they are having some good clean fun. Good for them.

Have a terrific second day of food. I just love the leftovers. Big hugs from chilly California. :)

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!
It looks so many dishes...and some fine ceramics, faenza, I guess, at the wall!
I had my family here for the leftovers...tomorrow too!!!
It's a pleasure having friends...I took photo only before dinner...!!!
Have a great Sunday with your family!!!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh gosh that looked good, can i have the recipe for those beets? i LOVE beets!

smiles, bee

Haley D. said...

Looking forward to leftovers tonight, but I don't think we'll get there in time to try the zip line today. See you later! Enjoy your lazy day; you deserve it.

Barb said...

Boys and their toys! I just don't get the whole zip line thing. At least he tests it with a beer keg first! You dinner looks scrumptious. We have tons of leftover, too. The raccoons will be pleased. :]

Big hugs :]

Sarge Charlie said...

looks like fun to me, ps miss bee don't need a beet recipe :)they suck.

Joy said...

Thanks for letting me join the small army this was all wonderful! Leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner are the best leftovers. I enjoyed the zip line pictures, too. (but you still couldn't pay me to try it!) :-)