Thursday, October 23, 2014

» Thursday Night Ramblings«

Happy Thursday everyone! Today had been an absolute lazy day for me. I feel like I've done nothing but eat and read today. And try and shop for a good oyster knife. Sorry, it's a Thankgiving thing. Let me explain.


For years now, every Wednesday night, or Thanksgiving Eve as my family likes to call it, have an oyster roast. My uncle normally supplies us with about 5-6 bussels of oysters, either ones he's bought locally, or one's that he's caught him self. As such, every one brings oyster knives. Growing up, we've had the standard wood handle type, and over the years, people have carved names or initals into them. Every once in a while, a new knife will be introduced, and everyone will be fighting over it, thinking its the best. One year, my cousin Stan brought some really good knives, and one of them made it's way home with my Dad. My Dad then proceded to paint the handle pink, put stickers of flowers on it, and carved Stan's name into the handle. So there is always this joke on the family facebook page to make sure you bring your desginated oyster knife, and to return any that may have spent the year with another family member.


So this brings me to why I was shopping for one. I don't have a proper oyster knife. I'm sure I could go out and get one easy that day, but I wouldn't have time to decorate it and make it my own. So while I was looking up things to do for the North Carolina trip, I googled custom oyster knifes. And I happened to come across a website that offered custom engraving in the blade of the knife. I knew right then and there I would have to get me one. So after the trip, that's one more thing that I'm going to be springing money for, but it will pay off and have years of use.



Late Week 42: What are 3 things that you are thankful for today?

I'm thankful for my family. Each member of my family has lifted my spirits in some sort of way. Some do it on a daily basis, like Robert and his family who we currently live with. Others do it in a less frequent manor, like my cousins who I visit with at Thanksgiving. But my family get me through the times when I'm feeling down.


I'm also thankful for Lisa and Bill. If it wasn't for their generosity of taking Robert and I back in I don't know what would have happened. I have an inordinate amount of words of gratitude that I could thank them with.


Lastly I'm thankful for my internet connection. Honestly, I'd be lost with out it.


What are some of your family traditons? Or what are you thankful for?

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