Our Thanksgiving break was absolute perfection. We got a hotel stay one night that was such fun it was like Disney, for kids and parents alike. We had plenty of time with family that reminded us how lucky we all are to really enjoy each other’s company. I got some time with my high school girls that provided enough laughter that I could cancel the ab-work at my next training session. (Uh, if I did ab work or had training sessions. Whatever, you get it.)We even hit minimal traffic there and back thanks to a few sneaky work arounds. Delaware is still a four letter word in my book due to their horrific track record of major construction during major holidays (2 toll booths open during Thanksgiving?!? Really?) but all in all a near perfect trip.
Now we’re home and we’re universally tired and cranky. Our digestive systems are still processing stuffing for breakfast and pie after every meal. We’re all thinking wake up is coming much too soon each morning. And the laundry? Oh, the laundry.
Let’s just say that those 30 days of saying thanks on this blog were necessary to keep me from spinning into a bah-humbug funk in the days following a weekend of Gluttonous Thanks. So, today I’ll do laundry and sweep floors and try to eat some fiber. All so that we can start the madness all over again in a few days because now it’s on to Christmas.
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