We had a nice Thanksgiving this year.  It was just the two of us for dinner on Thanksgiving day since Agnes had to work until 8 pm.  It wasn't until Friday and Saturday that we had dinner with each of our parents.  What it means, though, is that we have leftovers from three big dinners! :)

Since only two of us were eating together on Thanksgiving, we didn't bother with a whole turkey.  We roasted a 2.75 lb turkey breast, made some mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, roasted some asparagus, and baked a (Sara Lee) cherry pie to have with some vanilla ice cream.  In addition, we made a Chinese dish of sticky rice, which just seems to be a common holiday/pot luck sort of dish.  We don't have any pictures of our Thanksgiving meal, but we do have a recipe to post for the sticky rice.  The recipe we've posted came from Philana, but we did make our own modifications to it.

The next day Agnes had to go back to work, but I did the traditional thing on the day after Thanksgiving: I went shopping.  The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year and the day that many retail stores make their year profitable.  Hence, that Friday is known as "Black Friday" (for being "in the black", in accounting terms) in much of the country.  The term does not seem to have caught on in California though. 

After many hours of shopping and, in particular, many hours of standing in line at Frys, we came away with a great deal: an 80 Gig hard drive with an 8 MB buffer for $50.  Hard drives that sell for less than $1 per gigabyte are generally considered well-priced, and this hard drive was especially good for its larger-than-normal buffer (which increases the effective data transfer speed of the drive).  What made the deal even better was that the hard drive came bundled with a free stick of computer memory that we sold to someone for $20.  It means that we got this hard drive for only $30.  Exhausting work, shopping with all the crowds, but it's a pretty decent deal.

We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing a bit more.  We finally posted our London web pages on this site this weekend, and on Sunday, we started looking at some houses on sale to see where we might be interested in living.  We didn't find a house or neighborhood we fell in love with, but we definitely have a better idea of what's out there and where we might want to live (Torrance, not bad; Carson, a bit scary).

We hope everyone else had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving!