So I politely declined some plans for turkey day because 1) I didn't feel like traveling and 2) while I can handle 6 kids buck wild on sugar, I need a quicker escape than a trip back from Kent. And also, it just seems like it's too much of many things except peace and quiet. And I am stopping doing things because I should and I just didn't feel like it. I am not all humbuggy. Actually much less than usual. I even got my holiday decorations out of the attic though I am a MUCH more reserved holiday decorator than most people. Nothing on the outside and not blaringly obvious once you get inside the house.
Thanksgiving food is the best meal of the year, but I can do without most of it. I bought a small amount of stuff at Whole Foods: turkey and mini pecan pie were "yum"; potatoes and stuffing were "meh". All I really wanted was a turkey sammy and I got that. I spent the day on the couch yesterday watching the first season of True Blood, because I saw 2 episides mid-season and I wanted to rewind and start over. And because it's the perfect strategy for not having to deal with annoying holiday ads nor anything inviolving Rosie O'Donnel (which rubs me quite the same way as the ads). That's pretty much how I roll and I am doing the same with Nip/Tuck but there's much more of it to do that with. Progress there is slow. I had some wine and a little egg nog. I had minimal leftovers. Just as I had designed it. No dressing up, no makeup, no need to drive home for a turkey snooze.
Today I ventured into Black Friday but only to buy new linens, as the house cleaners I just hired will change the linens and I didn't think they would find my regular routine of removing and then washing and then replacing one set (abeit a high quality one) of linens very amusing. I'm anal. I have another set of linens but they are eggshell. That just won't do. Anyway, limited good stuff on sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but I save my 20% coupons (which you can use 5 of at a time), so I still saved fifty bucks. That is enough shopping for now. Don't hate me but my holiday shopping is pretty much already done. I do have tickets to the Nordstrom private shopping event (a testament to the fact that I spend too much of my income at Nordys to the point that they feel like liquoring me up will help them squeeze out the last few drops of disposable cash). A wise strategy; it will probably work.
Tomorrow I'll be getting together with my friend-family for Thanksgiving II, which I am much more amenable to because it involves spicy food and I can roll myself home from next door, and the leftovers will not follow me, but the wine buzz will. And then, despite the fact that my Thanksgiving was much more low-key than yours, I will need a major break and back to the gym and the regular weekend routine. Perhaps a little boring to most people but just as I like it. I am just not really much of a holiday gal. Can't say that I ever have been.
Oh, and speaking of awesome (I am sure I was speaking of it at some point recently): I can never understand how people sit through the Macy's parade. It's pretty much a combination of so many things I dislike, mostly cartoon characters, being sung to and inane talking head news casters. So imagine the satisfaction that I got from Rick Astley serving it:
Y'all had it coming.