~ Finished season 5 of Ally McBeal on Netflix.
~ Played Guitar Hero – drums AND guitar – with my kids.
~ Watched Larry Crowne with Kevin.
~ Made a cherry cream cheese pie.
~ Listened to Christmas music.
~ Spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with my folks: great food, lots of laughter, and a killer game of Scattergories.
~ Decorated our Christmas tree.
~ Watched Prep & Landing with my boys.
~ Watched The Princess Bride with the whole family.
~ Went to see The Tower Heist with my folks.
~ Finished three books: Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition by Wendell Berry; Enclave by Ann Aguirre; and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline on audio.
What I did not do on Thanksgiving break:
~ Go anywhere near a shopping center, mall or Walmart on Black Friday. Or Saturday. Or today.
~ Think about school.
~ Worry about finances.
All in all, it was a fantastic break – and I’m not ready for it to be over! I still have today, though, and I plan to suck every ounce of joy and relaxation that I can from it. This morning, we are heading to church for a Thanksgiving brunch. This afternoon, I will be spending with the family – maybe more Guitar Hero? And some reading from my current in-progress titles:
~ A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead
~ The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
~ Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
~ The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do anything fun? Anything new? Read anything good?