How are you spending Thanksgiving this year? Hosting? Visiting? Cooking? Nothing?
Here the Agents and I (okay, so mostly me) will make lots of food, most definitely to include pie, and spend most of the day chilling out. Power Netflixing might be involved. No one really gets too jazzed up about turkey, so we’re making a tiny ham instead. And a bunch of side dishes that they will actually eat: stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, the ubiquitous crescent rolls in a can. I’m also making sweet potatoes—even though no Agent touches them—and eating them all myself. Because I can.
Thursday night we’re planning on a living room campout, followed by Pajama Day Friday. Both of these events are written on our calendar. The Agents like to joke that if it’s not written down it won’t happen, but they’re pretty much spot on there.
|Always a good time for warm hugs|
The only shopping we’ll be doing will be from the comfort of an Amazon page on my laptop. We don’t really go too crazy with Christmas presents, but I will probably get a few things we need/want around the house and maybe a few books for homeschooling. (I’ll even wrap them, because then it’s extra stuff to unwrap later on.) The Agents will change their minds about what they really, really want for Christmas a hundred times between now and then, so I’ll hold off on most things and take advantage of two-day shipping in a few weeks.
But before we get to pumpkin spice pie and spending all day in our pajamas and wearing out the credit card, we need to make it through the rest of the week.
We are planning on having a regular school day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Hoping to “finish” some current topics . . . or at least get to a better stopping point. I feel like the last few weeks we spent a lot more time out of the house than is usual for us homebodies, so a couple of days to concentrate on just school-y things will be good.
Going forward I think we’re going to have to—gulp!—seriously consider a major revision to our routine. More on that to come.
Of course it’s impossible for me to get through today without reflecting on a sad anniversary. Today is three years since my dad passed away. So it’s been roughly four years since I talked to him, as the last year he was very ill and that wasn’t really an option. The Agent’s remember “Grandpap” surprisingly well given they were 7, 5, and 2.5 the last visit we had when he was still healthy.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving.