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I hope everyone in the U.S. who is celebrating had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a pretty low-key day yesterday. I usually run the local Run to Feed the Hungry Turkey Trot in the morning but this year I didn’t. I cannot even explain why, but I had decided to do the annual Peloton Turkey Burn Ride with Tanja and a bunch of my Streakers365 friends instead. Unfortunately, the Peloton server was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of members who were trying to get on the LIVE ride yesterday morning, so I had a frozen screen and couldn’t get into the class for the first half of the ride. That was a bummer. Eventually, I was able to get in and Denis’ Turkey Burn Yoga Flow 30 minutes later was really excellent. It’s all good.
I did some coffee drinking and lounging in the morning, I baked, and I FaceTimed with my family.
In the afternoon, Jon and I went for a 3-mile walk before we cooked ourselves a nice dinner. It was a bit of an unusual Thanksgiving dinner this year. Instead of roasting a
turkey chicken with all the fixings, we made Poule Au Pot (Chicken in a pot). It’s basically a from-scratch, homemade chicken soup. A whole chicken is boiled with vegetables and seasonings to produce a two-part meal: a rich chicken broth, and chicken with veggies. It was delicious. Of course, there also was apple cake a la mode.
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I am working today (instead of last Monday, which I took off as we were traveling back home from Southern California). Most people in my office are taking today off and I usually don’t work on Fridays because I am working a flex schedule (four 10-hour workdays). But it’s nice to be able to move some of my hours around if needed and not have to take PTO.
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This morning (before work), I went for my usual Friday morning grocery run and you know what? The stores (Target and Trader Joe’s) were empty at 8:30 am. I think the actual Black Friday In-Store Shopping was killed by the pandemic and online shopping. It also seems to have morphed into a “Black Friday” week instead of just being a one-day sales event. I am not complaining. I like it that way. I was never someone who ventured out on Black Friday to shop but I wonder if some people miss it?
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Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? I am usually a firm believer of not decorating until after Thanksgiving or the first day of Advent, which is December, 3. I know some people have already set up their trees or other holiday decorations. A Trader Joe’s employee was taking down the Thanksgiving decorations this morning, no doubt to switch them out for a different kind of holiday decor. I think I am going to wait until next weekend. My headspace is not quite there yet, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone get into the holiday spirit. Come back tomorrow to sign up for my Holiday Roll Call… because I do love to send holiday mail!
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Speaking of which, I started working on a holiday to-do list and got a Black Friday Groupon deal for the holiday cards that I still have to order. At least, I could take advantage of a good deal on the cards, even though I am still unprepared to actually order them. Ha. Chipping away on to-do-list items in very tiny bits over here.
How was your week, how was your Thanksgiving holiday? Did you have cake/pie?