It's been a wonderful holiday. My family and Kenny's family had a lovely dinner together and we're settled down to a quiet evening. It's been perfect. I take time to count my blessings throughout the year, but I certainly feel lucky on days like this to have so many. I mean, the first two sentences of this paragraph make me want to hug my whole life. I am incredibly lucky.
It struck me as so funny this morning when I woke up almost too sore to move from bootcamp yesterday, prepared to make a casserole and take the dogs for a walk. It was not so long ago that I woke up on Thanksgiving day almost too hungover to move from celebrating TG-Eve the night before, prepared to sip Sprite and consume all of the carbs.
This was better, obvs.
We found a new walking/biking/whatevering trail like three minutes from our house. It's literally a perfect trail - flat, paved, no scary bridges or forests or potential assailants. So while my sweet potatoes were roasting (do not even think "that's what she said"), we took Penny for her first long walk (meaning more than down the driveway and back, which is as long as she has tolerated her harness up until this point). She liked it for 15 minutes, and then just. stopped. moving. So we carried her. I carried her. But I swear, she enjoyed it, and she didn't try to gnaw off her leash or her harness even once. Success!
Tucker is still a champion of walks. He walks us, really.
And then I made sweet potatoes with marshmallows, a first for me, and they turned out edible and just like the picture. Thank you, Nigella Lawson. Dinner was awesome. I'm stuffed with stuffing and turkey and carbs. Both dogs (and one husband) are snoring away on the couch next to me. I'm still so sore I am hobbling like an old woman. Like I said, it's been a perfect holiday.
Welcome to the holiday season. Thank you for reading this silly little blog and its silly little accounts of my life. I love it and I love that I get to share it. I hope your Thanksgiving was just as nice and carby and sweet as mine, and I hope you all enjoy the start of the holiday season.
And don't forget to count your blessings when it's all over, too.