Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

I think I'll take the time to share my Thanksgiving happenings.

My sister and I both had to work on Friday so we stayed in town.  My parents didn't come down so it was just the two of us, which was perfectly fine.  I was looking forward to the day being quiet.  My parents spent the day with my Aunt Ester and Uncle Herbie (my dad's brother) and their kids, grand-kids, and great-grand-kids. 

I volunteered to work at the Y since I had no place to be and that freed up someone else to be with their family.  We were only open 'til noon so it's not like a missed a Thanksgiving dinner or anything.  I went home and rested up before it was time to make our Thanksgiving PIZZA!  No turkey for us, thank you.  We made homemade pizza from a can!  My DDS has teased me for a week that pizza from a can is NOT homemade.  To me, if it's not frozen AND if I have to add water and fluff the mixture to make's homemade.  It was delicious!  Glad we decided to skip the turkey.  We sat on the couch, ate our pizza and watch the first DVD of "The Lord of the Rings".

Friday was like any other day except we were able to leave early because our last hour was open.  That's always nice.  I headed to the gym and I was home by 3:30.....SO EARLY!  Usually I don't get home until after 6.  What to do with the rest of my day?? 

Because I had to work, I missed out on all the crazy sales and people watching.  So my sister and I went to Menards, Kohl's and Michael's.

Once we got home, I was in the mood to put up the Christmas Tree.  I got new ornaments last year on clearance and have been waiting to use them this year.  But I've been dreading lugging up the 9-footer from the basement.  I always scratch up the walls and basement door and leave pine needles on the floor.  I didn't realize how many ornaments I bought once I started to decorate.  It looks gorgeous.  I intend to post some pictures soon enough.

This morning (Saturday) I worked at the Y again and did a quick workout before I came home.   Later this afternoon, an old high school friend (Jes) is going to take pictures of my sister and I for our Christmas cards.  The weather's crappy...windy and wet....oh well.  Hopefully all will turn out well.

Tomorrow I have the day off.  Yes!  Kristina (from the Y) wanted to see "White Christmas" at the Lyric Theater in Anoka and I am going to accompany her.  I've never been there or seen "White Christmas" so it's new experiences all around.  We have box seats so that should be nice too.  Afterwards, we're going to eat out in DTA (Downtown Anoka).  With my food journal, it's going to be a test to see if I can order something healthy.

Well, that's all I have to say with what's new with me but I think that's more than plenty.  I can't wait for Christmas to be here because I actually have more than one day off IN A ROW.


Gina said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy "White Christmas" - that is one of my favority Christmas movies. Can't wait to see pictures of your tree!