Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Laziness

I just had a most spectacular weekend.

For the entire month of November, I have been a busy girl. Or I have been sick. There was little to no time that I spent doing nothing, just relaxing and enjoying time doing whatever the hell I felt like doing. I was in Austin for a quick weekend, which was a ton of fun, but also a pain in the ass as I got sick right after we arrived.

I was sick for a week after we got home. Though all I did when I was sick was sleep all day and night, I don’t really count it as not doing anything. And when I wasn’t sick, I was busy taking care of Leland, who was sick for three weeks this month. Yuck.

I was trying to do NaNoWriMo. I gave it a go, but ultimately failed. I tried pushing myself in the end, but I eventually realized that I just didn’t care if I finished or not. So I decided to stop worrying about making my word count and just wrote as much as I could. I was having a hard time feeling the material, but in the end it made me want to work on the book I wrote for last years NaNoWriMo. It’s a good exercise, but I just didn’t feel like pushing myself to finish this year.

But this past weekend everything came together and Leland and I were both healthy and had nothing planned. We slept in, shagged a lot, went out to dinner once, saw Love and Other Drugs (which is a great movie by the way), hung out with my family for Thanksgiving, drank 12 bottles of champagne, picked out a Christmas tree, decorated the tree and the house, moved the Harley into the dining room, and ate a lot.

Thanksgiving weekend is always my favorite weekend of the year because I purposely make sure to have no other plans except to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. And for the other three days of the weekend I get to relax and enjoy the time with my husband. When I first started blogging I posted a top ten list of reasons Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But at that point I didn’t have any readers, so here it is again.

Top Ten Reasons Thanksgiving is my Favorite Holiday

10. The four day weekend.
9. Mashed potatoes. They are my favorite kind of potatoes and I love to drown them in gravy.
8. It is the one weekend a year I let myself eat without feeling extremely guilty. I save the guilt for the Monday after.
7. Mimosas. I drink them all day long.
6. Green bean casserole. I just recently discovered that I like it and I can't wait to give myself a big helping.
5. Being lazy in the morning then going over to someone else's house and being lazy there.
4. Watching Leland bond with my dad and brother-in-law.
3. Mom's stuffing. She really should make it more often than once a year.
2. I love watching Santa Claus enter Harold Square in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Even at 29, this still makes me giddy with delight. I also love watching the Radio City Rockettes.
1. Having everyone I care about crammed into a small house, fighting for places to sit or stand, talking loudly because none of us wait for people to stop talking--we just get louder and louder-- drinking and eating and laughing. And then sleeping in the next day.

I hope everyone had a great weekend as well!


Liz Mays said...

Any holiday where potatoes take a starring role is alright in my book.

You say you were lazy, but girl, you got a TON of stuff done!

Anonymous said...

I ate and slept a ton too this weekend! And I agree, my mom makes bangin stuffing and I think it should be made more then once a year!

McVal said...

LOVE the mashed potatoes and gravy!!! And I do like the green bean casserole these days too.
I didn't get to relax or sleep in at all this weekend, but it was fun.

Bird Shit said...

I am jealous of all the champagne you drank...I unfortunately didn't have a drop of any. All beer

Dollface said...

Is that movie good? I cant wait to see it :) Love your reasons for loving the holiday hahah xxxoo

Copyboy said...

I can relate to the shagging and #6 as far as the weekend goes. haha

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I ate lasagna. :-)

long lazy weekends are the damn best.

Coffeypot said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, too. This year I had turkey at sea. It was great.'s the Greek thing working out for ya?

Anonymous said...

I love Thanksgiving, too. Any holiday that revolves around food is numero uno with me.

RN Mama said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! I'm not a mashed potato girl, but stuffing is right up there on my list of most favorite things in the whole wide world!

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

kristi said...

Sounds wonderful! I worked Friday but it was overtime so I can't complain. My paycheck will look nice this Friday.
I did manage to take 2 naps this past week...awesomeness!

Aubrey S. said...

Glad you had a good holiday and that you're feeling better.

JennyMac said...


Love your top ten reason. (Minus the green bean casserole..haha)

Carma Sez said...

phew!! that sounds like a lot. Glad you are both healthy again and that the Harley is back where it belongs :D

Vodka Logic said...

Shagging and mashed potatoes...sounds like a great time to me.

Kim said...

Thanksgiving has always been my fave holiday too. I'm sad to see November go. Why is it that some seasons seem to drag on end, but the Fall just flies by???

Intense Guy said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! You need to "flea bomb" your house with Lysol or something. Your thanksgiving weekend sounds like it was marvelous top to bottom front to back!

I enjoyed snatches of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.. I just love the big balloons!

*Hugs* Glad to see you posting again!

Sara said...

I like all those things.

My personal number one reason for loving Thanksgiving is the pie.

For some reason, pie goes ignored for the better part of the year. And on Thanksgiving, it gets to shine!

Pumpkin? Of course. Cherry? Damn straight. Dutch apple? Fuck yeah.

Sugar cream? That is not a pie. It's phlegm and I won't hear another word about it.

Kim said...

We spent a lot of November sick too. BLAH! I hate being sick! I don't know what I hate more though, me being sick of Brad being sick. I hate taking care of Brad when he's sick, he's worse than Preston! lol. I am a mashed potatoes girl too! My family makes fun of the mountain I put on my plate every holiday! And I love having all of my family gathered together!! I want to see Love and Other Drugs soooooo bad!! I'm so glad to hear that it was good!