Thanksgiving Thoughts

The Christmas commercials and holiday music have slowly creeped their way onto the scene for the last few weeks.  I saw a house with lights up last night.  I was among the camp that hated the jump from Halloween to Christmas but then I stopped to think about it and realized I was mostly hating it because other people were.  I love this time of year.  I really love holiday music and lights.  There is only a very short time frame to enjoy them so I have decided that I don't really care if it encroaches upon Thanksgiving.  If Thanksgiving had music I'm sure they'd play it but they don't.  Christmas doesn't stress me out so why should the music and decorations? Even if it's early.  It's usually just a huge jolting reminder of how crazy fast the year has gone by.

We're sending holiday cards this year for the first time ever.  I will be ordering them from  Tiny Prints the minute we get back from our vacation and using what I hope will be a great vacation shot from Maui.  They have so many adorable selections to choose from and as indecisive as I am I think I already know which one I'm going to use.  Right now they are have a Thanksgiving sale offering 25% off every order OR free shipping with promo codes.

We probably go through Peanut Butter faster then a family of 5 with 3 kids.  We are both kind of addicted to Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches and Peanut Butter toast.  We've been eating PBJ's for dinner several nights a week and Peanut Butter toast for a snack or for breakfast.  Mj uses a massive quantity for his.  I'm not sure what we'll be eating for the rest of the week.  I certainly don't plan on grocery shopping or cooking.  I'm already in vacation/holiday mode which means no manual labor of the cooking variety.

Date night at a really cute and tasty restaurant called Kitchen 4141.  Yes, I ate that whole burger and half of dessert
Our anniversary was yesterday on a Tuesday where I spent the day at work then went to the gym and didn't get home until after 7:00pm.  We did go to dinner on Saturday night.  Does that count? After I took my shower I kissed him and said Happy Anniversary.  We don't celebrate anniversaries really and I'm okay with that.  Just being with him every day feels like a celebration and as corny as that sounds it's the truth!   There will be plenty of celebration next week in Maui. 

My bills for the month are paid and it feels nice to have a clean slate so to speak.  I get paid once a month and with the holidays and a bank that always deposits the money a day early my paycheck showed up yesterday.  Most of my bills are done automatically but I paid the few that aren't and wiped out the little credit card balances that were hanging around on different cards.  Now I can start racking it up again with Vacation and Christmas expenses. To be paid off in January of course.

I'm usually among the last man standing at work before holidays. The upside is that it's a chill day and there is no traffic.  As much as I want to be done with work a few days earlier I'm also a hoarder of vacation days so if I'm not going anywhere I'm going to work.  And there I sit dreaming of Thanksgiving break with the few other people who decided to show up.  No work for 12 solid days. I'm almost there!

I am thankful for so many things this year.  First of all, my health.  Without that I'd literally have nothing.  I'm also thankful for all of this traveling I've been able to do over the last three years.  I never imagined I would go to all the places I have and I'm looking forward to more.  I'm thankful for a stable job in what has been a very unstable economy.  I am so thankful for our home.  It may not that dream home with all the bells and whistles that I'd have if money were no option but it's ours, we can afford our mortgage every month and it has everything we need.  When I walk in after a long day of work I'm happy to be there and I feel lucky to call it home.  I'm thankful that my parents and sisters are doing well and I'm thankful for my wonderful husband.  I still get excited to see him every day and I'm so grateful for the amazing relationship we have.

I'm also thankful that it didn't take me hours to write this blog post.  Sometimes I obsess and over think it way too much to the point of the post remaining a draft.  I'm trying to work on letting my thoughts flow, cleaning it up a bit and then hitting publish already!!

That about wraps it up.  Happy Thanksgiving!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for my family, friends, being healthy, enjoying life and my significant other.

Faith said...

Happy anniversary!

Beautiful post. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Maui, ahh so jealous!

Whitney Cypert said...

Well I am jealous that you are going to Maui! I'll have to live through your posts when you get back lol. Garrett and I have never sent out holiday cards either and I thought about doing it this year but I doubt we will. I always think about it and by the time I get around to it it's too late. I am also a peanut butter lover but Garrett isn't. I go through it by myself pretty quickly. Happy late anniversary to you guys! Also Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

Can I go with you two to Maui? I can be your personal photographer! Lol. Have fun dear and Happy Thanksgiving!

Splendor said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Very sweet post :)

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Pegster said...

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great time celebrating.
Happy Anniversary too, celebration in Hawaii sounds like the bomb diggity. The warmth, the beautiful scenery, man I am so right there with you right now.

I laughed so hard at your peanut butter reference. We love peanut butter in our house too and we get the huge jars from Costo and go through them like crazy.

Anonymous said...

Not corny at all! More like very sweet, and you are both so lucky to have each other.

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Catherine Gacad said...

i too am addicted to PB&J. i get it every day from the deli next door to my work. PB&J on an english muffin. you'd think i can save money by making it on my own, but i'm too lazy and it's only $1.25.

Janna Renee said...

I'm happy that y'all feel like you are celebrating/happy every day, but you know I LOVE to celebrate anniversaries! Your dinner Saturday and Hawaii totally count. Happy Belated Anniversary!