I have many days of being thankful to catch up on!
I am thankful Emily lives close enough to come home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I picked her up at the airport and she is here for 5 nights before I have to drive her back. I know a lot of her time will be spent with friends - that is part of coming home - but I am thrilled to have her here!
Fruit salad requested by Jameson
Rolls requested by everyone - this
year we skipped the additional cinnamon rolls
Yummy salad made my Emily, Jameson did the
mashed potatoes, his best yet, Sorry didn't
get a picture
Old favorite comfort food - raspberry jello
Today I am thankful to spend Thanksgiving with all of my family. Last year we weren't all together so this year is very special! My hubby's sister also joined up to make the day an even better one! Everything tasted good! We did the pumpkin right up with pumpkin pie, pumpkin oatmeal muffins, pumpkin whoopie pies and Will Stevens Pumpkin Ale! Is it clear we love pumpkin?
I am thankful for Black Friday as a day to have some fun shopping. I must admit I didn't get to any stores until 10:00 so I missed a lot of it. I was not looking for anything special so I slept in. I had the most fun when I met Jameson to do a little shopping at Dicks. Perhaps we showed each other things we wanted and we have a "faint" idea of what we might open on Christmas. Then we went to lunch. Even though Jameson lives close by I don't get to see enough of him. This morning my two "kids" worked out together! Love it!
I am very thankful this year that we are all employed in my family. Last year it was a very different story. We were all working to some capacity but not at permanent, well paying jobs with health insurance. I was the only one in a good position job wise. No pressure there! My husband had been laid off and worked a variety of temp jobs during the many months he was laid off. He is now back working for the same company but insane man that he is he is also currently doing on the temp jobs from last year. I think he is finding it a bit much and will be cutting back somewhat soon. My son now has two good jobs in very different fields which give him a good variety to his day. My daughter has one main job as well as at least one "small" job teaching some fitness classes to pay for a gym membership! So we are all in much better shape and it is such a good feeling and a huge thing to be thankful for!
The Running Report
On the running front I have run I believe 4 more times. I have been sticking to the four miles but may adventure to 5 miles tomorrow! My runs are pain free but OMG are they ever slow! I am never a speedster but they are super slow. Does it take a long time for the "speed" to come back? It is absolutely like I am starting from scratch! But I AM RUNNING!