Thanksgiving 2013 (has not yet arrived)

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.

At the dog park

Some of us bundled up more than others and sure looked cute in their scarves and sunglasses.

All bundled up for a stroll

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.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to Thanksgiving 2013 (has not yet arrived)

  1. ksbeth says:

    it sounds wonderful

  2. Loved the peaceful description of the day (peaceful except, of course, the paper, due…), and the pics! Your boys seem similar to my bots! Happy Thanksgiving. Happy thanks-giving.

    • shoes says:

      I love lazy no plan type of days. It was a bonus that I was so productive getting that paper done so I did not have to worry about it while we were at my mom’s house for our Saturday Thanksgiving. I think my boys and your bots would be the best of friends. 🙂

  3. Hetterbell says:

    A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you all! It sounds like this was a lovely day. I hope the next one was lovely, too. 🙂

  4. I’m very late here, but I felt rested and relaxed just reading that. Happy New Year, and I hope you got an A+++ on that paper.

    • shoes says:

      Ah, there is no late out here on the blogosphere – I appreciate each comment. I am glad this post gave you some relaxation. And yes, I totally knocked that paper out of the park. 🙂

      A very Happy New Year to you as well.

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