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Thanks for the Day Off

November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I am as ready as I will be. Luckily I don’t have to worry about cooking or preparing anything, which is good. I don’t really cook.

I always go the night before and help my mom prepare and get set up. We get the table done and most of the prep for the side dishes. It’s pretty easy. We have it down to a science and this year it’s even simpler because there will only be 8 of us for dinner (9 if you include my 18 month old niece).

The day will start tomorrow by dropping a car off at my folks house. CC and I have a friend who is joining us for the day with his new girlfriend. We do early afternoon “dinner” 45 minutes north of my parents at CC’s uncle’s. We eat, we drink, we tell dirty jokes with CC’s mom. Then we leave after 2 hours and come back to my folks to eat, drink and play board games. It’s very exciting. Kind of.

I am not a huge fan of thanksgiving. It’s my least favorite meal and frankly I would rather celebrate the things I am thankful for everyday rather then once a year. Personally I think it’s become a day of marathon eating to celebrate shopping.

It bugs me that year after year holiday shopping is forced down our throats earlier and earlier. Since when is a holiday meal an excuse to go shopping? If you can’t tell already, I don’t do Black Friday shopping. I have worked retail and I salute all that do, but it’s not for me. I am grateful that we dumped cable a year ago and don’t have to sit though all the commercials for the sales and specials for things I don’t need (I am also thankful for getting to miss all the election crap!). I plan to spend Friday painting my bedroom and giving a friend a lesson on how to shape her eyebrows. Speaking of which I need to do my own….

Ugh. Oh well. CC has been off all week. We haven’t seen each other any more then we would have if it was a school week. The plan is to go get a Christmas tree on Sunday. The weather should be perfect for driving to Costco and picking one out. Lord, that sounds so Grinch-y. I actually love Christmas. December can’t come fast enough.


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