November 26, 2019

Smoking, singing, Thanksgiving-ing.

Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving!
We're all a 'flutter around here and it's not just the butterflies.

As I type this, we have two guys removing & replacing (banging) some wood floors in the theater/party room, new countertops will be delivered soon and the plumber and electrician are on schedule for tomorrow morning.
All I asked for when we started talking about this project 6 months ago was that it was completed by Thanksgiving. So, if the workers depart 10 minutes before we eat, the Coach has come through. :)

The Coach is a busy smoking bee. On Friday he and some of our awesome employees smoked 700 lbs of turkey that will be delivered to the Bahamas, then he and my Uncle smoked 150 lbs of turkey on Sunday for the homeless that we delivered on Sunday evening.

{A freezer full of smoked turkey heading to Hope Town, Abacos Bahamas}

Need anything smoked? He's your guy. 

Saturday night we headed to a private party where some of our favorite songwriters were performing. 

Wyatt Durrette and the Coach. Wyatt won the Song of the Year at the Country Music Awards a few weeks ago for Luke Combs "Beautiful Crazy". (I think that makes 17 or 18 #1 songs he's written) He's a beautiful soul and we always enjoy our time with him. 

Our Friend Patrick Davis also performed at the party. (along with Levi Lowery) They're such sweet souls with lots of talent and we're proud to call them friends because they are also very charitable.
{Suz, Phyllis, Patrick, and Michelle}

It always pays to spend time with good friends. Suz got an unsolicited breast exam from Phyllis. Good news, I'm healthy!

My Aunt and Uncle arrived on Saturday and will spend the week with us, my Cuz Patrick arrives today. We only have 8 of us for Thanksgiving, so it will be small and intimate. Totally manageable and  I won't lose my remaining 3 marbles.

Wishing everyone a beautiful week and Thanksgiving day with those that you love to hang with and *cheers* to not losing your marbles!!



  1. So glad that you're healthy.
    Big cheers for that! Woohoo!

  2. Wow, that's a lotta smoked turkey! I see you're spreading Thanksgiving cheer to the less fortunate -- you know the true meaning of Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful day on Thursday.

  3. How awesome that you are blessing others!
    And that party looks awesome!
    We are having a small Thanksgiving too.
    Cozy and simple!
    Have a good one!

  4. Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Wow, he certainly was smoking alright!! Our Traeger will smoke meat but I've never used it for that yet, I should though a smoked turkey sounds wonderful!! How fun to be hanging with great and talented friends and a small intimate dinner is just perfect. We'll be heading to my in laws for Thanksgiving dinner and like yours, it will be small and intimate. Happy house banging nothing like a little pressure to get er done!!
    Have a Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. How wonderful you are for feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving. And what a busy Thanksgiving week for all of you. We are havinga quiet week but will do the traditional Thanksgiving meal with enough leftovers for three more meals. Did I mention we love turkey? Hope all the work goes well. Have a wonderful Thanksgivng.

  8. You are rock stars feeding those in need! Hats off!

    Here's hoping your room gets finished. If your Coach knows a way to get our kitchen finished, do tell. Been years. Had to fire 2 contractors for robbing peter to pay paul. Or for just refusing to do ANYTHING. Still no hood in the kitchen. Majorly frustrating.

    Look at you in the know with the song writing peeps. As I write this Coach is watching Breaking the Band: Motley Crue. He played a few of their songs- aside from Girls, Girls, Girls - I recognized zero. Hee hee.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your visitors!

    1. My Coach creates kitchens (and more) for a living, so yes, he could get it done!!
      Motley Crue wasn't my jam, but I can see people would enjoy their music too.
      happy belated Thanksgiving!


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