I have enough paid time off banked for 2016 that I could take the entire rest of the year off paid, but that isn't exactly practical. Journal, the company that owned the TV station previously, let you carry a chunk of unused vacation over to the next year. Scripps, the current owner of the station, doesn't do that. So I'll lose what I don't use... which will likely be approximately four weeks. I suppose it could be worse like having to use it for some sort of hideous illness. Yaay for not having to do that.
One of the things I did this weekend with my time off was going to Anthony's mom's (Patty) house for Thanksgiving dinner. We dined with Patty, Anthony's brother Michael and his girlfriend Serena, and Anthony's aunt JoAnn. It was a delicious dinner and we had plenty of laughs and good conversation.
I also shot some photos.
|Anthony and Patty
|Serena, Michael, JoAnn
Patty made a crock pot full of gravy
because she knows I love me some gravy.
|Everybody in the kitchen to load up their plates
|My plate, with plenty of gravy
|Serena dives in
|I love this musical tree!
|Cheesin' with Patty
|Hangin' with Patty, Serena, and Michael
Patty and JoAnn said after looking at this photo
that I made them look short...
|So, I fixed it!