Gobble gobble! So I had a 4-day weekend due to the holiday (thank you McMaster-Carr for not making us work on Black Friday). Which was nice but also somewhat horrible since I didn’t have a lot to do. Idle time makes me sleep a lot and miss a lot.
So usually my sister, Anna, sends out an email asking everyone if they are coming for Thanksgiving dinner, what time, and what they will be bringing. Ts year she did not. On Monday I asked her what was going on for Thanksgiving and she responded “It’s the same day ever year…” Leaving me with no answers. So since she usually tells people the dinner will be ready around 2 and it is usually an hour late, I rolled on over to her house about 2 pm I was the only person there. “Where is everybody?” “I don’t know. Anyone that asked I told them dinner will be ready around 4.”
Great. So I get to drink a couple bloody mary’s and lay on the couch waiting for people to arrive. Just as I was about to text my other sister, Fran, to come bring my nephew over I opened my eyes and there they were! Yay.
I cannot tell you how cool my nephew Henry is. He is a little over 3 years old and the coolest thing I have ever had in my life. (He is also my Godson. I currently have 2 nephews Henry and Elias, and one niece Harmony, and one niece on the way; baby no-name-yet. And I totally play favorites. Sorry but Hank wins.) So this little child who I helped birth it just growing so damn fast. It is amazing to watch and listen to him grow. When he first started talking and learning name I was “Aawntie Tawin” and now I am “Aunt Carolyn.” I didn’t teach him my name. I wasn’t around every day. But when he first said “Aawntie Tawin” I almost cried. He actually learned MY name. Like I was someone important enough for him to have the need to know my name. How cool is that? And it is even cooler because everyone knows I don’t like “Auntie” I prefer “Aunt” so my name has even changed.
So Henry comes in the house and it’s my time to play with him! Stuffed animals and dinosaurs. Every animal he picks up he tells me what it and what sound it makes. He picks them all up and throws them on my head. He is awesome.
Ok enough of that, you get that my nephew is cool.
Dinner was great. Thank you Anna for cooking and hosting each year. I was all blah and tired up until I saw ham. When I saw there was ham at Thanksgiving I started skipping around the kitchen! I love ham and dislike turkey. (Anna please correct the date) I believe it was because of the so-called Ham debacle of 2008 that we now have ham on Thanksgiving much to Anna’s dismay. I boycotted turkey for a couple holiday dinners because there was no ham so now we always have ham. Yay!
Football! The Ohio State University beat Michigan. Duh. don’t care if it doesn’t count or if we don’t get a bowl game. We beat Michigan. That is all that we needed to do.
The Browns beat the Steelers? For real. Didn’t see that coming but hey I’ll take it! Go Ohio (except the Cavs lost.)
Back to work today and I already have what seems to feel like shin splints on both sides. Sucky. Nothing I can really do about it when my job is nothing but me running around. Oh well.
I do zero shopping this weekend. I guess i have to buy a jacket for my work’s Christmas party next weekend?
I watched a lot of movies this weekend. Safe House two thumbs up. The Education of Charlie Banks one thumb up. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter two thumbs up. There was another movie but I forget what it was so I guess it didn’t get any thumbs from me.
Mom stopped by a couple times to pick up some movies and music. She is obsessed with Rufus Wainwright. This gay Canadian dude that is a singer/song writer. He is okay but I don’t love him.
Got my Christmas tree up and on. This year I spent as little time as possible on it so it is not the best and I only put half as many ornaments on it as I usually do Kinda sad but it is what it is.
Now I have to shower and get my legs rested for tomorrow. Night people.