Four Days

Thanksgiving comes and goes so fast.  On Wednesday night I was asking MJ, "Is Thanksgiving really tomorrow? Already?" There is all of this build up and pining for Thanksgiving Break.  I finally made it through my last day of work.  Hooray, hooray it's Thanksgiving Break!! Then BAM, Thanksgiving is the very next day and then it's the day after Thanksgiving and your break is half way over.  How?  So you just have to make the most of it when you have it and I think we did. 

We went to 94th Aero Squadron for Thanksgiving Dinner.  This is our second time for Thanksgiving.  We don't want to cook a big dinner.  It works for us.  I cleaned house in the morning and we went to the movies to see Mocking Jay Part 2 in the afternoon.  Dinner was buffet style which works best for me because I'm picky.  I looked around for other places and the pre-set menus lose me at cranberry sauce, stuffing and Pumpkin Pie.  I do not like a lot of the traditional foods they serve so it makes more sense to pay for food I like to eat at a buffet instead.  They had everything.  The champagne is only $1.50 per glass for Thanksgiving so we got four glasses between us for less than we would normally pay for one.  We spent the rest of the night snuggled up on the couch watching movies. 

We planned to Hike on Friday, but the rain kept us in so we had a really nice day doing not much of anything.  Gloomy weather was made for lazy days at home.  We went to Iron Mountain in Poway first thing Saturday morning.  The ground dried out and the weather was perfect for a hike.  Crisp and clear.  The gray clouds turned into the prettiest cotton ball puffs floating in the sky.  This hike was a real butt kicker.  Serious inclines on the way up.  By the time we made it to the top I was really starting to slow down.  It took us about an hour each way and was 6 miles round trip.

We met up with another couple for a seafood brunch at Tom Ham's Lighthouse on Sunday morning.  We've been talking about doing this for at least six months and the stars finally aligned.  The seafood part of it is wasted on me because I don't eat seafood, but the unlimited mimosa's made up for it.  I can't believe we did two buffet's in such a short space of time!  I really can't throw down like I used to, but everything was so good.  We were so full that it was our only meal for the day.  After that I made a proper trip to the grocery store to pick up a few things I needed for the week while MJ watched football.  He offered to go with me after our hike but my hips don't lie.  I could barely move.  They said no.  I couldn't do it.  I hate grocery shopping so it's been a really long time since I did this, but I thought it might be really nice to have a week where I didn't do my grocery shopping bit by bit every morning in a rushed panic on my way to work.  Who lives like that? 

I am so thankful for those four precious days with MJ.  Things are going to be changing for us very soon so I'm desperately hanging onto every last one we have.


Tomes Edition said...

If it works for you guys that's awesome. I love buffets, so much choice and such little room in my tummy. Gorgeous pic of you guys!

Tia @ HoPo said...

The holidays DO get built up for one day! I have tried to spread them out the best I can....two Turkey days at different homes, multiple holiday events to keep the spirit going, and so on! I still get so jealous seeing those palm trees in the background of your photos! Happy Hump day!

Catherine Gacad said...

that hiking picture is amazing!

Food, Booze, & Baggage said...

A seafood buffet sounds wonderful. I've heard a lot of mentions of Tom's Lighthouse, but we still have not been, P and I must go. Your hiking picture is great!! We cooked a full Thanksgiving meal :) I love Thanksgiving leftovers so P indulges me. Maybe next year we will eat out.

Faith said...

A seafood buffet is a dream. I can't believe you don't like seafood but Sean doesn't either. Anytime we go out I make sure to order anything seafood on the menu since I don't really cook too much of it at home since I would be the only one eating it.

I love that you both have found something that you enjoy doing on Thanksgiving that works for the two of you :). Sean and I fight over Thanksgiving leftovers every year, lol.

Oh and what I would do for a mimosa right now. I wish I had the ingredients at home, lol.

Ashley R said...

Yes to unlimited mimosas! I'll have to add that restaurant to my "to do" list!