Pie, Decorating, and Movies

Ermahgerd, I’m still full from Thanksgiving. I hope yours was wonderful. I have so much to be grateful this year, but I won’t bore you with a list of things and people I love. My mom came over for Turkey Day and brought green bean casserole, key lime pie (a fave of Sean and mine), gravy, and rolls. Sean and I made a chicken — because you don’t need a turkey for 3 people — stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cinnamon buttermilk mini-pies. All in all, it was a good holiday and I managed to make the full-ness last for 4 days.

I think I’m the only one who’s eaten those cinnamon buttermilk pies… slowly but surely I’ve taken down the whole set of them along with a tub’s worth of whipped cream. I wonder if this is what kings and queens ate like back in the olden days — salty, mushy delicious food and then tons of pies.

I did manage to work out Thursday and Friday and then spend most of Friday and Saturday walking around/decorating the house with LIGHTS. I read somewhere that there’s a fine line between festive and white trash, and I probably crossed the line a while ago. In my defense, I tried to make all the lights on the outside of the house the same color, but Sean was arguing with me in Home Depot for some icicle lights. I’ve been begging him to get in the holiday spirit for a while now, so how could I say no to that Christmas cheer?

We did some Christmas shopping this week, too. Usually I’m the one who’s got everything done by now, but Sean’s really on the ball this year, and I’m dragging my feet. I just don’t really know what to get people on my list. I think I may resort to a lot of gift cards this year.

Sean took me on Saturday to have me help him “pick out” one of my gifts. Hmmmm. After a short drive, we pulled into a familiar parking lot on Roswell, and he pulled my college diploma out of the back seat. He’d taken me to a fancy frame store to get my diploma framed. Finally! It was a really sweet and thoughtful gift. I guess it was bothering him that my fancy college diploma was sitting in an envelope on the dresser in the closet. Very professional! I got to pick out the frame and mats, and I’m super excited to hang that very expensive piece of paper in my home office.

Sunday was pure laziness. Sean and I did go to see the new Disney movie Frozen after weeks of him telling me it’s supposed to be good. After I saw tons of great reviews on Facebook from my friends, I finally gave in to go see it, and it was totally worth it. I think there was even another childless couple in the theater, so that’s how you know it’s good. We weren’t the only weirdos seeing a kid’s movie without kids… I wonder why Disney didn’t hype this up more. Or maybe they did and I just don’t watch enough TV/the right channels/the right times, etc.

Tired of the lunches and dinners filled with Thanksgiving leftovers we made fajitas Sunday night on our PJs while watching the Failcons. This just isn’t our year. I read somewhere that the Failcons are the first team mathematically disqualified from the playoffs this year. Sad face.

Now I’ve just got to figure out our Christmas travel schedule and maybe enjoy some more pie… Ya know, the last mini pie. NO SHAME!

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. What are you most Thankful for this year? Or… if you’re tired of that question, what’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?

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