Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for? I’m thankful for a wonderful, loving, handsome husband, a handsome and smart son, and all the rest of my family that I can’t be with today. I can’t wait til Christmas, even though it means driving 2200 miles to be home. I’m also thankful for all my MANY friends, both near and far! I’m thankful for a wonderful job with awesome benefits. I’m thankful for my freedom.

After sleeping in (we all did), I started my day with a 7.54 mile run in 1:31:51, a 12:11 pace. It was a bit slower than I would have liked, but it took me almost 3 miles to get into "the zone" and I had to take 2 walk breaks. But it still felt good and it was a great way to start Thanksgiving! After I got home and changed, I did my e-mail and facebook and message boards and then we headed to the Legion for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a free dinner, but they were accepting donations so we donated to help out. They had turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and rolls and cranberry sauce and salad and several different kinds of pies for dessert. It was all really good and we all ate way too much. I had my one piece of pumpkin pie for the year. We enjoyed watching the Packers kill the Lions while we ate. Yay for Thanksgiving Day football!

Once we were home, the fun began! Ryan got our Christmas tree (of the artificial and pre-lit variety) out of our storage shed and got it assembled and "fluffed". He brought in the box of ornaments from the garage and Robert and I decorated the tree. Of course, the tree is topped with Ryan’s grandmother’s angel. The tree looks really pretty – I’ll get pics soon. We watched Home Alone. When that was over, we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – we had Tivo’ed it. Not super impressed. They do entirely too much talking and WAY not enough actual showing of the parade. And they cut to commercial everytime there was a marching band. Booooo on CBS. We did let Robert stay up late to watch the parade. Shortly after we started watching it – "Mommy, I’m hungry. When are we going to have dinner?" So I made him a grilled cheese sandwich. He was about three bites from being done "Can I have another one please?" Good grief!! And he ate quite a bit at the Legion. So Ryan made him a second sandwich. That made his tummy happy. After the parade was done, about 9, he went to bed. I crocheted on a Christmas present. I’m almost done with that one. Time for bed now.

Today’s high: 64
Current: 53

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