Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #6- Thanksgiving Edition!

The Thanksgiving Edition!! Can you believe it's only TWO WEEKS away?!?!

Here are my 13 FAVORITE THINGS TO DO on Thanksgiving

(1) Give Thanks. For my family, my health, my job, my friends, and (of course) for good food. This seems a little obvious, but it popped into my head first... and I know if I don't mention it, everyone will be all "don't-you-at-least-give-thanks-on-the-special-day-set-aside-for-doing-so-you-(insert expletive here)?!" So I'm saying it. The most obvious thing. And I'm even saying it first.

(2) Watch the Macy's day parade. Or at least parts of it. But I am seriously upset if I miss it all, which happened to me one year! It's something I can remember doing when I was itty-bitty at my Nana and Pep's house every year, watching and ooh-ing and aah-ing over the ginormous (*yes, that's a word in my eyes!*) floats and waiting, waiting for Santa...

(3) NOT watch football. In fact, I'd MUCH rather be helping in the kitchen than watching football. I know, I blaspheme. So sue me.

(4) Play outside with the kiddos! This sometimes takes the form of tossing a ball around, or playing tag, or hide and seek... But we try and get at least a little bit of air, since we're all cooped up in the house together, and it's usually one of the last days of the year that you CAN play outside without getting super-soggy-nasty feet from snow.

(5) CHOW DOWN! This should rightfully be higher up on the list, but we don't want to seem gluttonous, now do we?? Food is always a first priority on this holiday! I can almost smell the turkey now... mmm....

(6) Card games with the fam. Shanghai, anyone?

(7) Listen to Christmas music on the ride! Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season... and we all know just how much of a CHRISTMAS lunatic fanatic I am. :P

(8) This is a new one, starting last year- dress up the Bendy Ruggle! It's always fun to do the mini-fashion show.

(9) Be family photographer. I just love taking pics. I'm sure I'll get shots this year of tryptophan-induced comas (BTW, I saw this on mythbusters and it's not true, unless you ate ONLY turkey and a lot of it... so stop blaming your laziness on the turkey, people!), gravy grins and post-meal vegging out.

(10) Try and decide WHICH of the 1,356,467.7 fabulous desserts I will allow to enter my body. I usually end up slicing a small piece off of a number of them, cuz let's face it, it's pretty impossible to choose just one.

(11) Take home some toot-kay! Nana makes the best, and she usually makes extras for this occasion, because she knows everyone will be fighting over the leftovers otherwise!

(12) Ponder what I will be buying the next day on the most nightmarish best shopping day of the year! Yes, I will be up and out of the house by 4:30 a.m. on Black Friday. No, I am not crazy. Yes, my Mom is coming as a shopping partner. No, I haven't figured out yet how I'll get HER out of bed and out of the house by said time! I'm working on some funky new wake-up-calls... heh.

(13) And lastly, I like to... drumroll, please... GO TO BED EARLY!

Come on, I'm getting up at 4 a.m. the next day! And I did eat a TON of turkey. Who believes those mythbusters, anyway? hah.


Celticlibrarian said...

I'm going to do Thanksgiving with just the two of us for the first time this year. Luckily, he's promised to make the roast, since that's what he wants. I'll be eating roast beef sandwiches for ages afterwards. I wonder how well it freezes... Hmmm...

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Cant wait for Thanksgiving!

Eve said...

I'm with you on the no football games thing. I'd rather be in the kitchen, too. In fact I'd rather do almost anything other than watch football.

jayedee said...

i wait all year for:

a) the macys thanksgiving day parade
b) watching the original "miracle on 34th street" on tv

turkey is incidental lol
happy tt!

this is it said...

YOURE FROM NH? I lived in Greenland NH from 1997-2000 I was a nanny and we spent most of our time on Nantucket. Ahhh, I'm so jealous. I wish I could uproot my family and move back there.

Issas Crazy World said...

I love watching the parade too. One year I missed it and I was sad about it until the next year. not kidding, I adore it.

Also, I am going shopping...but not at 4am. Maybe 6am. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

I agree with ~

#'s 2, 4, 9,

a big yeah to #'s 1, 3, 12

and these get honorable mention #'s *5* & *10* !!!

FickleMinded said...

a day after Thanksgiving is our official day to start putting the xmas decor.:)
Thursday 13

Joyce said...

Sounds like you'll have a great Thanksgiving. :)

Elizabeth Channel said...

I have never done the black Friday thing...but I'm thinking this year it night be worth it!

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