Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

I love Thanksgiving. What is not to love? Four days away from work - a big long weekend full of family, friends, food, lazy tv watching, hiking, and hanging out. While it can be fun to travel and visit friends and family during Thanksgiving, taking advantage of the long weekend, I love it best when you can stay close to home. Then it really is a relaxing four day long weekend. This year we were around home and able to take full advantage of the holiday.

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!

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