This year we volunteered to do a lot of the cooking. It was worth the slaving away that went into it. Cooking this meal is a lot of work, but it can be a lot of fun and rewarding - if all the recipes and dishes work out. I cooked a turkey for the third or fourth time in my life and the first time in many years. And it worked! I was very happy with the results.
We had a dear friend as a house guest; we spent Thanksgiving close by with family; and then had some family over one night for a little dinner party. Lots of socializing. We rarely go to the movies, but often go to see a matinee on this holiday weekend and we did it this year. We rented and watched a couple of movies at home. And lots of other good, bad TV. There is usually a hike that happens somewhere over this holiday weekend - motivated from guilt and gluttony - too much food and too much laying around. We had a nice one up in City Creek Canyon.
Lot's of people do their shopping during this holiday, but not me. I avoid that like the plague. You won't catch me shopping during that holiday weekend. No way. Too much drama. Too much stress. Too many people. Although I did pick up my Christmas present over the weekend (a little early). Thanks Santa :)
Once we hit Thanksgiving, then it always feels like winter really is here and Christmas is just around the corner. It all goes too fast. I love this time of year. I have a lot to be thankful for. I hope you enjoy the season. Enjoy!