Friday, November 26, 2010
Thanksgiving Recap and Thankfully Reading Weekend Kick Off
That's me, right there ... your Thankfully Reading turkey. Instead of shopping, I am spending this weekend participating in the Thankfully Reading Weekend, which is being hosted by Beth Fish Reads, Jenn's Bookshelves (which has the linky for any kick off posts), and Devourer of Books.
But first, a brief recap of Thanksgiving. For the past couple of years, we've stayed home - just a small feast for four (two of whom don't eat turkey, so that's easy), parades, and all-day football. Complete and utter bliss for all.
This year, we drove 2 hours to my mom's and had dinner with my mom, stepfather, brother, sister-in-law, and niece. The Husband and I were trying to remember the last time we all sat down at the same table together for Thanksgiving, and we believe it has been at least 6 years. (Four of those years were spent with my brother and I stubbornly not speaking and hence, not seeing each other much at family functions.)
Conversation remained blissfully politics-free (had any of the dishes not turned out, my mother surely would have blamed President Obama), there was minimal fighting among the cousins, and I enjoyed a game of UNO with my sister-in-law and niece (who also "interviewed" me for her 2nd grade class family heritage project).
After dessert, it was off to my in-laws where we had more dessert. Betty and Boo are spending the weekend there with the grandparents "doing whatever we want, because Mom-Mom always lets us" (according to Boo). The Husband and I are doing the same, and I'll pick them up on Sunday.
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