It's been a while since my last update, so...
Mom-in-law made it up early Saturday afternoon, while I was off running lots of errands. Parents came over that evening, and I made a beer and cheese soup with smoked sausage. Went over well.
Sunday involved a couple more errands, and I made meatballs for dinner. New method: bake them in a mini-muffin pan. However, the Swedish meatball sauce didn't really thicken all that much until it had been well off the heat. Oh well.
On Halloween, Colleen took Marcus to school with her for the costume parade. He was in a peapod outfit, and Colleen dressed as a farmer. (Pics to come soon.) That evening, he was a bee, helping to greet kids at my parents' house.
Mom-in-law is already on her way back to VA as of this morning.
It would appear that Marcus is cutting his first tooth. Not much of a fuss about it from him as of late, so everything's good in that respect.
Trying a new energy soda -- Mountain Dew MDX. Tasty. At least you get more of it for your money than a can of Amp.
This is more of an observation than a rant.
This morning, I stopped at my local Stop & Shop, as I am wont to do on the way to work to pick up a couple of sundry items for the day. I walked over to the seasonal aisle to check on reduced Halloween candy. Not much of a selection, really, but I noticed that the gift wrap was already out on the floor.
As I walked to the frozen foods section, I noticed in the dairy that the egg nog is already out. I mean, c'mon, it's only a couple of days after Halloween. At least wait a couple of weeks or so, maybe the week before Turkey Day before putting it out.
Seems to me like Thanksgiving is just a speedbump on the way to Christmas, or at least Black Friday, when it comes to retail. Forget the family, it's capitalism and greed at its finest.