Another Year of Giving Thanks

We’ve been quite busy of late and burnout is starting to set in. While my tone may have been a little less enthusiastic the past few weeks, I still realize that we have SO MUCH to be thankful for.

I am so blessed to have an amazing husband, a wonderful family, awesome friends, a successful business and a cute dog.

I am one lucky gal.

Thanksgiving Potluck

Anyone who works in an office environment typically experiences the holiday potluck, but here is my question: Do you try to replicate the holiday feast? Or do you try to bring something out of character for that holiday meal, so as to avoid burnout?

I am on the fence about this one. Truthfully, even if the potluck fare is similar to the kind of food I will have on Thankgsiving, it is typically different enough that I do not experience any kind of burnout. But since I have heard people voice this complaint in the past, it makes me wonder what I should bring? Traditional fare or break the mold (tacos, anyone?)…

Hrm.

Name them one by one….

I love the spirit of Thanksgiving as just a time to reflect on our blessings.

I feel very blessed this year to have all that I do. Namely my husband, my family, my friends and our business. So I offer a heartfelt “Thank You!” to all who have been a part of my life in one way or another this year.

Turkey Day After All

This is our busiest time of year. We get a lot of work toward the end of the year from most of our clients, then we typically go to Chicago for a week for another client. We leave the day after Thanksgiving, early, so we rarely go out of town to visit family for the holiday.

This year is no exception. We will probably be working a little and definately packing on Thanksgiving day.

When I was at the grocery store over the weekend, I saw the turkey and just couldn’t resist. I bought one and all the stuff to go with it. I love this holiday and I love cooking, so I plan to celebrate between the packing and the work, even if it’s only a short break.

Thanksgiving

I know it’s a bit early, but I just want to say that I am SO looking forward to Thanksgiving. It’s easily my favorite holiday. I love the food! And it is such a nice relaxing holiday. You fix a big meal, everyone gathers around, talks, eats and then you nap. What could be better?

I know, I know…Christmas is great too and magical and festive and there are presents and twinkley lights, but I like that fact that Thanksgiving is more low-key and less fussy. You can skip the decorating and just eat, talk and nap. The perfect day with no crazy shopping or mounds of wrapping paper to clean up.

Giving Thanks

Well, my favorite holiday is here. I love this day and all of the awesome food that goes with it. I also love the tradition of it. My mom and I make the turkey the same way and her mom before that…slow roasting overnight, yum! For these traditions, and the love and the good food, I am grateful. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Entertainment

Since Manda posted her Christmas movies, I thought I would post my Thanksgiving movies…I may be the only person on earth that has “Thanksgiving movies”, but hey after you gorge yourself, you don’t feel like doing much else…

Home for the Holidays (an honest-to-goodness movie about Thanksgiving, yay!)

American Movie (a quirky documentary that has a hilarious Thanksgiving scene)

And my new ritual (although it is not a movie) is to watch all 10 Thanksgiving episodes of Friends back to back.