Rachel "Sparks" Blackman (seattlesparks) wrote,
Rachel "Sparks" Blackman

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[Life] Thanksgiving, Parts I and II

Well, Thanksgiving was nice. FJ's stayed past the dinner with grrm, and so got to -- in her words -- "observe Americans in their native holiday habitat." (Plus, she got turkey.)

The puppy quite loved my parents' house, especially the big back yard. (And the turkey.) And everyone in the extended family loved the puppy, too. She was very pleased with the holiday overall, and still has a bit of special leftover fried turkey liver. Mm, puppy-treats. I got to visit with Uncle Ron, who I don't see too often, and see my brother and his girlfriend again. We also did a bit of discussion over the dispersal of yet more items left from my grandmother's house.

Today was kind of round two; did some family errands in the morning, and then in the afternoon continued sorting out the remainder of things from the Manor Road house. Among those I got is a beautiful painting of the ancestral castle. It had been in the basement for far too long and had gotten damaged, but mom took it to a museum restoration place, and they fixed it up (and restored the frame). It's a truly lovely painting, and will be hanging in a place of honor in the house.

Still, it's also always a little sad to see the few remaining treasures of the Manor Road house (most were auctioned off earlier this year) being divvied up. Somehow, makes the loss of my grandmother a little more real again.

Got some more errands run this evening. Tomorrow, going to do some writing and drop FJ off to get her ride home. May take the puppy to the stables to meet horses. For now, pretty exhausted.
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