This year marks my husband’s and my tenth Thanksgiving together, and this was the first we’ve shared with no extended family or friends (we’ll be spending Christmas the same way this year). It was just us and our boys in our little home, in our own kitchen, at our uncrowded table. My original plan was to go out to eat, but after consulting our budget…and to the delight of my hubby…we decided to stay in and cook ourselves (er, myself). Actually, we were amazed at how well and with little work or fanfare it all came together. And also at how well we enjoyed the intimate setting of just our usual five.
The one thing I really missed was breaking out the fine china. It just didn’t seem worth the effort to dig it out of boxes in the garage, wash up, eat off of, wash again, then put away for just my hubby and me (the kids won’t be eating off of it for a few years yet). But, if we had had but a single guest, I would have brought it out! (I just noticed that whoever set the table put the spoons in the wrong place…again, if we’d had even one guest I would have double checked to make sure the table was set properly.)
We went ’round the table and each spoke of one thing we were particularly grateful for on this Thanksgiving day.
Our five-year-old answered “turkey,” and he got some….
I answered, a healthy body that is capable of running, because running makes me happy. It was on my mind, as the whole family had run in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot earlier in the day. Hubby: 5K, Me: 10K, Boys: Fun Run
I set a new PR (personal record) in the 10K (6.2 miles) distance: 48:51
How I placed:
525 out of 4,118, overall
80 out of 2074, women
18 out of 370, age division (F 30-34)