Thursday, November 26, 2015


It was a weird Thanksgiving. We changed our plans to be with David's grandma (a month ago, she and her boyfriend were going to come to our house for t-day). We are staying in a condo with my parents and visiting D's gma's house, so we do get to see everybody.

We watched part of the parade and some of the dog show and D made a great spread of food. Coco and I napped together and Zuzu went to her first movie in the theater with my parents (the Snoopy movie).

But in spite of all those fun things, it's felt a little sad and disjointed to me. David's gma isn't bustling around like her normal self, and one of the first things she said to me (as her eyes teared up) was how much she had been looking forward to coming to our house.

We are making the best of this Plan B, but that doesn't mean that we don't all wish to have Plan A back in place. 

Today is a day about feeling grateful for what you have, and I am trying to practice gratitude. 

So, in addition to my family and our time together this week, here are five things I am thankful for right now:

1) that I've been working out with my personal trainer enough so that my triceps are starting to be visible again 

2) that the one time I drove David's car (a hybrid Honda) to my work, no one drove off in it when I accidentally left it running in the parking lot 

3) that I was able to take a nap today 

4) that I have no grading to do this weekend

5) for this little blog and the people reading it.

I hope you all had the happiest thanksgiving possible.


  1. <3 How did Zuzu like the snoopy movie? Joe wants to take Lucas and maybe Matthew.

    We had to leave thanksgiving at my grandparents after my grandfather verbally attacked Lucas in the 15 minutes we had been there, and apparently he's just like that now, so our holiday plans just got much more simple.

    I hope you have a nice weekend with your families!

  2. I've never left my husband's hybrid, or my SUV for that matter, running while I went somewhere for hours. Nope. Not even twice.

    I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. I'm not anywhere near up to writing about our holiday, but just so you know, I get it.

    Congrats on the triceps though.

  4. Giggling because years ago we had a Maxima that ran so smoothly and quietly. My husband and I used the same lot commuting, but parked at different times because I dropped off the kids. I walked past our car after parking the other and noticed something. I could juuuuuuuuust hear somethi--IS THAT DAMN CAR RUNNING? Man. I was so glad that day that no one else happened upon it.

    I cooked early Thanksgiving morning and was able to lounge around before family came. Friday I upped the lay aroundness. Today I topped it off.