Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, I am killing time waiting for the parades to start, and editing some photos to put up on etsy (today, I hope!). Today, for the past 9 years, Hubby and I have always spent mostly alone. We ran away to Las Vegas and got married on Thanksgiving Day. Officially, Monday was our anniversary, but we always celebrate on Thanksgiving because we know, no matter where we are working in any given year, we will both have the day off to spend together.
I am remembering, today, some past Thanksgivings. When my aunt and I first moved out here, we had a small group of friends, mostly co-workers of hers from the bookstore. We were all in our 20's and most of us didn't travel home for the holidays. So we had everyone over to our house we were renting and we made a lovely dinner, everyone chatted and had punch, and then we drove down to the seashore for some running around and being kids. That was the day Hubby and I decided we were a 'couple'.
And then 5 years later, we were having Thanksgiving dinner, with our 2 friends from Sacramento, at the Excalibur in Las Vegas. Quite a contrast, but oh, what fun.

Today, I'll watch the parade for a bit, Hubby will have to get up soon so we can grab coffee and say our 'happy holidays' to our friends, and take the dog to the beach. Then, of course, once we get home, the food prep will begin. We got a turkey breast (we don't eat the whole turkey and we are definitely not the type to make stock or soup with the carcass), I got potatoes and an acorn squash to roast, cornbread stuffing (mix...I like it all crunched up in the oven, though, so I think I'll throw some inside my squash halves), gravy ('s hubby's fav), and wine. This morning I realised we didn't get cranberry sauce, which I don't eat but Hubby's going to cry when he finds out. And we are hoping our local bakery, which is open til noon and where we go for coffee, has some rolls or some of the delicious bacon-jalapeno cornbread left.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year?


  1. the highlight from this post was definately finding out you ran away to Las Vegas to marry your sweetheart!

    Us New Zealanders dont celebrate thanksgiving and it appears England doesnt either. kind of obvious really considering its an american holiday...

  2. I woke up at 7:30 and put away my laundry and made myself some breakfast. Then tidied things up bit and decided what to wear to dinner tonight. I'm still in my pjs at 10am! I'm about to go and begin prep from my "turkey" loaf and vegetarian stuffing. Fun, fun! *^_^* For the rest of the day? Probably a blog post, some Scrabble and tea with Auntie. Have a marvelous Anniversary and Thanksgiving!