Thanksgiving week is usually fairly dead around the office and this year was no exception. I was fortunate enough to get Thursday and Friday off, unlike Angela who has been keeping people well-medicated over the holiday.Thursday I got up and started work on my first foray into holiday cooking – smoking a turkey. I don’t have a smoker, but my grill does have an adjustable charcoal tray and a firedoor. We also picked up some applewood chips that I soaked overnight. While I was prepping the weather turned from sunny to miserable in the course of about an hour. We even got snow! (Briefly! (Which immediately melted due to the fact that it was 70 earlier in the week!))Dinner went very well; nobody got sick and Jabber greatly enjoyed the turkey. Later in the afternoon Angela and I put up our tree and did some minor decoration indoors while a completely superfluous fire burned in the background.Friday I forced myself outside to put up the outside lights and garlands because the weather was decent and forecasted to get nasty this weekend. I felt so bad for my neighbor, though. He has the distinct disadvantage of having a two-story house with a very high peak on it. He’s about as tall as me (if not a bit shorter) and actually rappels down his roof. His wife and him spent the better part of the day hanging lights, while I simply strolled out, climbed up onto the roof, and finished my lights in about 1.5 hours. I felt guilty.Eric and I went out for a couple drinks at Southlake Tavern, an okay choice considering that neither of us wanted to drive downtown. It was good to catch up as we’ve both been so busy recently.Today was generally lazy for me as Angela worked this morning. I watched old eps of Top Gear, played the incredibly short Orange Box demo on 360, and caught up on Forza 2. This evening we met up with David and Anni for a belated birthday dinner and it was great to see them. The rest of the evening has largely been me being lazy while Angela fevorishly wraps packages. I’ve become extremely talented at holding ribbon down while multitasking.Well, it appears we are out of tape, time to hunt for some more!