Yesterday while families across the nation gathered to dine, take pause and appreciate all they have to be thankful for, we at Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet had a quiet family day. We still dined, and paused, and appreciated – things we try to do everyday – but we did not celebrate. We slept in for there was no turkey to stuff and put in the oven. No one was coming over; it was a day without plans. In my opinion, these days are the best.
Husband puttered away in the kitchen brewing a new batch of beer while I edited a paper that is due next week (and is 50% of my grade – no stress!) and wrote a mini science lesson plan. The boys played together, something they don’t get to do as much as they would like with our busy schedules.
Husband and the boys disappeared into the playroom for over an hour constructing the skeleton of a new chaos tower. The creation of the tower is very time consuming but the payoff is huge as it entertains for weeks, if not months. I picked up two of these sets on Craig’s List years ago for a great price not knowing what they were but thinking it looked fun and I was right.
In the early afternoon before we dined by candlelight on a tasty ham dinner we bundled up and headed for the nearby off leash dog park so we could all get some exercise.
Some of us bundled up more than others and sure looked cute in their scarves and sunglasses.
Today Husband has to work so we shall celebrate the traditional Thanksgiving day with the turkey and all the fixings tomorrow at my mom’s house. I rather like this way of celebrating for it almost feels like we had two days instead of one.
However you spent your Thanksgiving day, I hope it was enjoyable and that you could hug the ones you love and be thankful for all the wonder and joy in your lives.