It was great seeing everyone's posts for Halloween... & here we are at Thanksgiving.
I'm not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving - so my post today is going to be all about the UPS & DOWN of Thanksgiving...
I know some people who are ALL ABOUT Thanksgiving. You people, I just don't understand. But I have a slight jealousy of you. Here's my view of Thanksgiving.
UP // Food! There really is nothing like a Thanksgiving dinner. Food all day long. & for a vegetarian like me, its all about the sides. Sides are the best at Thanksgiving too. Stuffing, potatoes of every sort. & let's not forget the desserts.
DOWN // Poor Turkey's. Being a vegetarian, it really does make me so sad to see all the poor birds that are laying on kitchen tables everywhere. I bet they hate Thanksgiving more then anyone.
DOWN // All that food we are happy about? Now, let's look at the other side, which is the weight gain. I honestly think I can gain 5 lbs in one day at Thanksgiving. Don't tell me it's not possible. It's completely possible.
UP // Family. Who doesn't love seeing family. Especially on a holiday.
DOWN // Family. It's always so hard to get to everyone. & why does both sides of the family always seem to have Thanksgiving at the exact same time? Ricky & I have spent more Thanksgivings apart then together because we love our families & want to see everyone so he usually goes his family & I'll go to mine... the past few years, we've traveled to Nashville to spend it with our grandbabies. Which is great... but then you feel bad you don't see everyone. I hate the guilt.
UP // A day off work! YAHOO!!!! Who doesn't love that?
DOWN // We have to work the day after Thanksgiving. We usually try to save up a day of vacation to take the day after, but like our vacation, Ricky had to use his days for his knee injury so he has to work this year the day after. It's just not Black Friday without him.
UP // Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I always loved watching this as a little girl & still do. I think I love this one because they always have songs & parts from Broadway on there before the actual parade starts. Broadway for the win every time.
DOWN // Football. I know -
UP // Black Friday! Yes, we're the people who always got out at 3:00 am to get some good deals...
DOWN // Black Friday! It's not what it used to be. Stores are open on Thursday now (side note: I bet in the next few years, every store will be open on Thanksgiving like its any other day) & I hate stores that open at midnight. It's not like you can get up early & shop & then go out to the next store & the next. Midnight, you shop & then its a limit amount of stores. Others don't open for like 4 or 5 hours later. So do you go home? Sleep in the car? Just forget about it? It's too much planning now.
UP // I get my Christmas tree out on Thanksgiving & put it up... always love the beauty of the Christmas decorations going up.
DOWN // I always say putting up our Christmas tree is what will cause Ricky & I a divorce. We argue over the stupidest things when it comes to putting up our tree. But for the record, I will say, we've learned over our 19 years of marriage & Ricky usually puts the tree up, hooks up the lights (Thank you Lord for pre-lit trees - that's a whole OTHER argument that got nixed), brings all the boxes up & then hides until I tell him to come up & see the finished decorated product. Marriage. That's how you make it work.
So what are your best things about Thanksgiving you love?
What really gets on your nerves about Thanksgiving... come on, you can admit it!