What a wonderful Thanksgiving I had this year! (Last year's was such a disappointment that I set my expections pretty low this year, so I'd be pleasantly surprised. Turns out it worked!)
All I wanted to do was sleep in Thanksgiving morning, but my Sallie-girl (our little border terrier - the cutest little dog) was not at all cooperating. She shares our bed with us (is that weird?), and she woke me up at 3:30 a.m. After much struggling, I got her to finally go back to sleep...until 5:30 a.m. I broke down, got up, and fed her breakfast.
I crawled back into bed and slept until 7:30 a.m, when she was ready to be up again! After taking her outside, I tried lying back down but couldn't fall back asleep. So much for sleeping in! (:|
I did some photo editing, blog surfing.
Then, I took a glorious bubble bath. I read a little for pleasure. I figured after working so hard to finish my paper the day before I deserved a little pleasure-reading. I love reading in the tub! Warm water, bubbles, and a book (or a Kindle, in my case)! Nothing beats that.
Of course, shaving is a must during any bubble bath. I think I did a particularly good job. Mmmm, how I love a nice close shave!
We went to my parent's home for Thanksgiving dinner. I made a really yummy Roasted Fall Vegetable Saled (a new recipe. got lots of compliments on it. yay!) and a fruit salad. We also had all the regular Thanksgiving fare - turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, etc. My sister made her really yummy orange rolls, and of course, PIE! There were 15 of us, and we had 9 pies (2 sweet potato, pumpkin, lemon meringue, pecan, french silk, banana cream, apple, and blueberry) total.
Yep, pie on Thanksgiving is HUGE for my family.
After dinner, we went for a walk. Not everyone. Just Jasper and I, 1 nephew (18), and 3 nieces (14, 10, 8). It was so. damn. cold! I'm talking, regular temperatures (without windchill or anything) didn't even break 20°F! I'm not sure what I was thinking suggesting going on a walk!!
But, it did lend itself to one of the funniest stories. Well, to me anyway.
You see, my family doesn't know about my secret love of the f-word.
So, as we were walking, I made the comment....
It's so fuuc....It's so very, very cold outside.
To which, my 14-year-old niece, turned to me with huge eyes of disbelief. /:)
Did you really just nearly say that word?
Then, a couple hours later, the two of us were in the kitchen together. I don't remember what we were doing, but here's a snippet of our conversation.
Me: My mouth hurts. I've got a canker sore under my tongue.
Her: Is that what happens when you nearly say that word?
Me: Yes. You shouldn't swear or else you'll get sores in your mouth! :))
Probably one of those you-have-to-be-there situations, but Trust me, it was really funny!
We spent the rest of the evening playing BuzzWord. It was actually quite fun. One of the best times we've had playing together as a family. One of my brother's tends to be a little too competitive and takes the game too seriously, making it less enjoyable for the rest of us, but he was even much better than usual.
It was a good day! Very little drama, definitely something to be thankful for!
Sorry nothing really sexy in this post.
Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday!