From sharing a feast with two dear friends to seeing the
incomparable Sutton Foster bring down the house at DC’s Kennedy Center, my Thanksgiving
weekend was filled with food, fun and, of course, two very cuddly kitties. Best
of all, it’s now officially the Christmas season, to be celebrated with many a
carol, roll of giftwrap and homemade cookie.
As usual, my low-key holiday
weekend kicked off Wednesday night with a big glass of wine and an annual viewing of Gone With the Wind. A lovely light snow – our first of the season – also fell that day. Then, Thursday morning, it was time to head into the
kitchen to help my husband prepare a Thanksgiving meal of turkey, gravy, salad,
my Nana’s mashed potatoes, his Nana’s stuffing and some delish cranberry-lemon
relish. Our friends also contributed rolls, a green bean casserole and two pies, making for a fabulous meal in our new home.
(For those who are wondering, I gave up my pescetarian diet a few months back after struggling with low energy levels and weight gain. Luckily, I’ve been feeling better ever since.)
Friday found us doing some early-morning shopping, then later heading to the Kennedy
Center, where Tony-winner Sutton Foster performed alongside the
National Symphony Orchestra and special guest artists Megan McGinnis and
Joshua Henry. While the two-hour show didn't seem nearly long enough, it was by far one of the
most awesome symphony concerts I’ve seen.
|Looks like I'll be re-cleaning the tablecloth and mats! |
Finally, while Steve worked on homework Saturday and Sunday, I enjoyed putting up
decorations and snuggling with our kitties, who both tried to “help” deck the halls by batting at ornaments and lounging on top of stockings. All in all, it was a wonderful start to
the holiday season!
How was your Thanksgiving? Are you ready for the holidays?