Soon after our Thanksgiving meal, I found myself on a couch with a cousin, facing a couch on which my brother and sister-in-law were seated. They say that tryptophan in turkey does not cause sleepiness, but I am skeptical. My cousin did not eat any turkey. Her sleepiness may have been due to the time difference between Kentucky and California.
My aunt was in a different room with some other family members watching a repeat of the Macy’s parade. Trying to keep us entertained, she popped her head in our room to tell us the Girl Scouts’ float was being shown. None of us moved an inch, especially my brother who was already asleep.
A few minutes later, my aunt popped in again to tell us a state float for Kentucky was being shown. Again, we did not move. I attempted to explain our lack of movement, “If we did not get up for the Girl Scouts, we are not going to get up for another float, even if it is the Kentucky one.”
I am sitting on the couch two days later, but have gotten up since the Thanksgiving meal, albeit reluctantly. The weather has also contributed to my lethargy, but I am still blaming the turkey that we have continued to eat after the main meal. Another cause may have been the extra bourbon I added to the sweet potatoes. The recipe did call for a bit of bourbon, which can have varied interpretations. They were delicious.