Good morning! Anyone else up at a crazy hour prepping food? I really did not have a lot to do. The turkey will go in about 30 minutes from now to be ready around noon and the rest of it I staged…. black olives by their bowl, stuffing by the pan, beans by the crock pot… pies in the garage staying nice and cool.
Today my two sons will come over and we will spend the day munching on good food, playing board games and watching movies. Our day usually goes something like a nice big dinner at noonish with all the fixings… then Al and Brad will usually find the football game on or some sport and Justin and I will play board games (we are the household gamers), occasionally the other two will join in. At some point we will all wind up in the family room watching movies… Al will fall asleep in the recliner. I make a second turkey for the boys to share and they each get half as well as pie and whatever else they wish to take. Into the evening Brad will go home as he works early tomorrow. Al will go to bed around 8 pm. Justin and I will gather snacks and settle in for movies… some how we usually wind up watching at least one Harry Potter movie. I will start to pass out on the couch but will not want t let Justin know I am tired so I fake that I am keeping up with the movie. It doesn’t fool him. Eventually I will give up and go to bed.
In the past years we have done the crazy Thursday evening and even Friday shopping but I have decided not to do that this year. There is nothing I need and going out in the cold and battling long lines and pushy people just does not appeal to me this year. 🙂
On Friday – I think we will make pumpkin rolls in the morning and maybe take in a movie in the afternoon.
It’s an easy holiday with the four of us and I love our crazy simple traditions.
I am thankful for way more than I can ever mention but I will try…. I am thankful for my husband Al, a hardworking guy who amazes me with all he accomplishes. I am thankful for Brad being back in Brainerd for over a year now that he is out of the Navy and working for our company. It is awesome having him close by. I am thankful for Justin and his willingness to be just as crazy as I am. Now that he has graduated from College I am excited to see what he does next. I am thankful for my friends and my family… 2014 has not been the year I had hoped it would be and I am still figuring it out but I feel loved and supported. I am thankful for God’s blessing in my life. I am thankful for my health and the ability to do the crazy things I choose to do. I am thankful for our home, our business, our employees. I am thankful for Sammy and Bailey and Mater… crazy dogs that keep me hopping. I am thankful for connections I have made on line and in person through this strange little corner of the web called Book Journey… writing here for the past 5 years has blessed me in ways I would have never imagined!
Update: As Angie (first comment below) mentioned – I forgot our book club…lol. I knew I would forget important stuff! Bookies now on its 14th year is a huge part of me. This group of girls have become great friends and through our book discussions we have talked about so many things that honestly – a lot of people never talk about. I am so thankful for each and every one of them.
Also – my experience this year working with the bees has been really cool. I have learned so much and love that I know these crazy things about bees now!
I hope wherever you are and if you celebrate Thanksgiving you have a wonderful day! Stay safe… stay warm!