Saturday, November 17, 2012

We have arrived

Sister Norma Jean, brother Buz and Pixie the pup
It's later in the afternoon, after a day spent shopping for Thanksgiving goodies and stuff for the birthday party tonight. We learned yesterday that my sister Markee (who lives in Canada) arrived earlier today, so now all six of us are in the same place. Tonight we will go to my niece's house and we will see everyone! I am very excited.

I arrived late yesterday, met by Buz and Norma Jean. We stopped at Whole Foods and got some pizza and other goodies and came back home (to Buz and Phyllis' home, that is) to celebrate the first leg of our trip being finished. It was quite the trip through the security line in Seattle for me, since I had to have my bag searched. The TSA agent asked if I had any weapons or sharp objects in there, and I said no. I couldn't imagine what it was that alerted them. He opened the bag and went immediately to the object in question:
The killer rye bread
This loaf of bread is so dense that it looked like a weapon! Perhaps a brick? It's so solid that I suspect I could use it to defend myself. After he pulled it out of the suitcase, he ran it separately through the scanner and then re-scanned the bag. Finally through! The flight itself was uneventful, and the only problem I had last night was having more than one glass of wine.

This morning Norma Jean and I went out to the local park, and I felt much better after a brisk walk in the sunshine. I have realized that my capacity for alcohol has diminished considerably over the years. Now I am feeling quite well, ready for a party, but I think I will be much less cavalier about how much I imbibe. In fact, maybe I'll be the designated driver tonight.
:-)

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your dense loaf! :)

Brian Miller said...

haha...you and your killer loaf of bread eh? smiles...hope you have a great visit...

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ha..only a loaf of dense bread! good to hear you are there safely..have fun !! :)

Linda Myers said...

Too much wine, huh? LOL!

I find I can't drink as much caffeine as I used to. Fortunately, there's decaf - but I'm not aware of decaf wine.

Have a great visit with your family!

Red said...

That security search will be one you remember and repeat many times. I feel sorry for the elderly going through security. their belongings get scattered around and they don't have a proper place to sit down and put their shoes on.
Anyway party on. You are very fortunate to be all together when you are spread all over the country.

Jackie said...

I am happy that you will all be together tonight.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...
Hugs,
Jackie

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm so excited for you. What a treat it will be for you to be with all of your siblings. You are all so fortunate.

I can't believe how they treated that bread! Oh my gosh, I've never heard of bread being checked out like that! I guess they were worried you had baked a file in it.

Rubye Jack said...

And while they're trying to figure out what weapons you have hidden in a loaf of bread the real culprits are sneaking through the lines without suspicion. Ah, go figure.

A little wine is good for the soul DJan. Or so I'm told.

Linda Reeder said...

Killer rye will get you every time! :)
A walk in the sun sounds mighty fine right now. Have fun in Texas!

gigihawaii said...

I thought that TSA would find a knife inside that dense loaf. Wouldn't that have been a hoot?

Serena Lewis said...

Too funny about the rye bread incident! lol

How lovely that you are visiting with family for Thanksgiving!

I'm the same re. alcohol...a small amount goes straight to my head now.

Have a wonderful time with your family ~ xo

Dianne said...

the rye bread looks amazing

I love the name Norma Jean

sounds like a wonderful holiday is awaiting you

hugs from me and Hope

SaucyKod said...

Just feel happy the security team didn't slap you up against the machine that shows your body on a screen. They did that to my Auntie and she was so embarrassed. Good Lord, she is over 90 and no more airports for her. She says its degrading what they do when they search you, if you are that special person picked for the super special search. Be careful with that bread loaf DJan and you can enjoy it with a calmed sense that it has been secured. Enjoy your holiday and Happy Thanksgiving - we had ours last month.

June said...

A loaf of bread that dense has to be good for what ails a person. You must have wondered, while the search was going on, what in sam hill the agent would find!

Dee said...

Dear DJan, that rye bread has risen so beautifully. Did you prepare, knead, and bake it yourself? If so, would you share the recipe with me? I have a Minnesota friend for whom I bake rye and/or pumpernickel bread each Christmas. If you have a good recipe, I'd love to use it this year. Peace.

Trish said...

The killer rye bread: now there's a title for a piece on the TSA! Glad you arrived.

karen said...

Wonderful to hear you and your family are all together....enjoy a wonderful holiday!! wishing you the best of memories to take back home with you!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Must remember not to carry dense bread in my luggage! And I don't drink wine at all any more. It just gives me a red face and a headache.

Hilary said...

I'm glad you've arrived safely. I'm certain you'll have a lovely family time.

The bread incident made me laugh. When security searches go a-rye!

Star said...

That's some loaf of bread! Is that sort of bread popular over there? Have a lovely time with your family. You are lucky to have so many of them.

Fun60 said...

Maybe Seattle have had a lot of break ins with dense bread. Who knows? But at least they let you in without the dreaded body search (I have no idea why I was selected at Miami airport for that honour!). Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy all the fun and parties thisweek.

Malcolm and Suzanne said...

Now all you have to worry about is radiation poisoning from the bread being scanned twice -sorry to bring that up. Anyway, enjoy the holiday with your family and remember that life is short - drink as much wine as you want and call a taxi!

Rita said...

A weapon loaf--who knew? ;)
I am so excited for you all to be together for a great visit! I quit imbibing altogether about 20 years ago--LOL!
Love seeing the pictures of your family--and pets, too. :)

Grandmother said...

Loved your bread description! Have a great time with your family- what Thanksgiving is for!

Sharon Wagner said...

Wouldn't you have been surprised if there would have been a knife baked into the bread. That might be a new marketing tool. Bread knife included. Self slicing.

dkzody said...

That is hilarious--a loaf of rye bread could terrorize the nation.

Keicha said...

Hilarious! You gotta love TSA.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Oh my what fun to be with your family! Not able to enjoy much wine sounds very familiar. I am limited to one now!