Friday, November 24, 2006

a ladybug & chicken thanksgiving

Every year for Thanksgiving we go to visit my mom's family in Albany, Georgia. This is our usual agenda for Thanksgiving Day:

  1. Baron & I drive over there Thursday morning. We usually get to my aunt & uncle's house just in time for dinner.
  2. When we get there, everyone feasts on our traditional Thanksgiving vittles: turkey, ham, dressing, Veg-all casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry salad, green beans (or green bean casserole), rolls, and of course an assortment of desserts.
  3. After we eat, we sit around & watch T.V. The girls usually watch some girly movie in the front living room, and the guys watch football in the back den. I actually usually end up watching football because I'm not interested in the movies my mom & Tata (my grandmother) choose to watch in the girly room. (No offense, mom & Tata!)
  4. Right about halftime of whatever game is on, someone suggests that we go for a walk. Some people have already fallen asleep at this time, so you never know who will attend the walk. This year it was just me, Baron, & my dad. I think everyone else was too busy watching the girly movie.
  5. Back to watching T.V. (Sometimes we go to the local putt-putt/go-carts place & hang out, but we opted out of that this year.)
  6. Eat turkey sandwiches for supper.
Anyway, this year there were two walks. When the folks got back from the second walk, my mom comes back to the den & says, "Laura, Laura! There are a MILLION ladybugs on the water tower!" [There is a water tower about a block from my aunt & uncle's house. Last year there were a MILLION wasps around it. Apparently it is now an adventure to see what insects migrate to the water tower.] Anyway so my mom tells me that I need to get my camera phone and take pics of the ladybugs. So, here are a few I managed to capture. I wish I'd had a real camera so I could get a good picture of them swarming around the tower. I did manage to get a couple as they comfortably landed all over us. They didn't mind us being there at all. They landed in our hair, on our clothes, on our legs. One flew into my face. So, without further ado, might I present...the Thanksgiving ladybugs.

on my arm

on my mom's legs

on the water tower

on my mom's head...and one on her shoulder

Also, for some reason there were chickens in the neighborhood. I don't know whose chickens they were, but when we got back from the ladybug adventure, of course I snapped a picture. I tried to get a closer one but they were scared of me. I don't know why...I was only running after them with my camera phone in the air like a psyho blogger capturing the moment. Anyway, here are the Thanksgiving chickens in my aunt & uncle's yard.


  1. Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Where are the pictures of folks sleeping in strange poses with mouths agape?

  2. nice. Love the lady bug in your moms hair. its so fashionable. and im giggling cause you wrote something but i wont say what im giggling know! feel betta soon!

  3. Ha ha...I know what you're giggling about. We are SO mature. :-)