Thanksgiving 2018

It is 9:19 on the day after Thanksgiving.  I usually like to write a post on Thanksgiving day but the fact that we had a party the night before put a damper on getting up early and writing.

I did get up relatively early but had to clean up from the night before.  Then it was on to preparation for the Thanksgiving meal.  I was much more prepared this year because I left myself notes in addition to the recipes to guide me through everything.  I’ve refined those notes this time and cooking the turkey, stuffing and gravy will be a breeze henceforth.  I also just bought a new, high quality roaster because the coating on the pan of the cheap one we had was starting to come up.  You certainly don’t want pan coating going into the gravy.  So I checked on Amazon and found that being Black Friday and the day after Thanksgiving there were deals on good roasters.

Journal Entry – 11.21.2018

It is 5:22 AM on Thursday, November 21st 2018.  It is the day before Thanksgiving.

It is hard to believe we’re right in the middle of the holiday season already.  My life has been a blur with the new job and the months have flown by.  Usually I like to really absorb myself into the holidays starting with Halloween.  But aside from an adventure in Texas this year for Halloween I wasn’t able to immerse myself into it as much as I would have liked.

The End of Halloween 2018

Holiday season is upon us.  Halloween came and went and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I’m just slightly late in the time frame I like to buy Christmas presents; I really enjoy getting my two boys great gifts but must get them before they sell out.

Mother’s Day 2018 Part Two

It is now 2:36 PM and all the main activities are done.  I caught my first crab using my own net this morning.   I actually caught about three or four but it is best to throw the females back in order to be a responsible fisherman so that is what I did.  The first one I caught was a rock crab and Sadao-san said it was better for cooking the crab miso soup.

Mother’s Day 2018

It is 4:18 AM on Sunday, May 13th.  I woke up at 3:30 AM and couldn’t sleep anymore.  That is fine because I’m going crabbing with Sadao and need to be there at 5:00 AM.  This is the first time I’ve gone crabbing with my own crab net and I’ve learned that I need to be careful to not get the rope caught on the pillars that uphold the pier.  I’m hoping I catch at least one crab so I can make crab flavored miso soup today for our cookout.