scenes from thanksgiving weekend
Let me say what the rest of the internet is saying: I had a really good Thanksgiving. I found some baklava in my parent's kitchen and ate just about all of it, and I learned that my mom knows all the lyrics to What Does the Fox Say. I don't even know them! We watched an old favorite Hallmark Christmas move from 1997 (The Christmas List, watch immediately or else) on youtube, and that was good for the soul. So yes, it was good. It's so easy to let pictures make everything look perfect, and you're probably going to read slews of posts depicting perfect weekends and huge family gatherings and loads of Christmas trees, so let me give you some balance. The snow melted, I ate some delicious turkey that shocked my vegetarian stomach (worth it), I never once did my hair or makeup, and I spent all 4 days in leggings. I even went in public twice without a bra, once on purpose since I was wearing a heavy coat, and the second by accident. I didn't notice until I hopped out of the car in the Trader Joe's parking lot and thought oh boy. I spent the whole weekend either laying by the fireplace or on the couch, and then somehow on Sunday afternoon James and I watched several hours of Home Improvement on youtube.
I made an ornament wreath for the front door which looks awesome from afar, but up close it's a hot mess of dried glue blobs and strings, and they're all a gentle breeze away from falling to the concrete ground. On Friday night I got massively carsick and had to go straight to bed to sleep it off, so I slept in the clothes I had been wearing all day. And then I wore those clothes until Saturday night when I finally made myself shower so I could get groceries. I made a felt ball garland for our tree which I'm obsessed with, but it's only long enough to wrap around the tree 3 times. But I love it so much I don't even mind. I didn't go black friday shopping because I have flannel pajamas to wear and internet to buy things on. I had every intention of doing laundry and cleaning, but the most I did was turn on the dishwasher. I missed some good sales and I still have most of my Christmas shopping to do. But right now there is a fire in the fireplace and an episode of The Office on, so I don't even care. Except imma need me another pumpkin pie.