My little Thanksgiving break was fantastic although it seemed way shorter than 4 days.
Let’s catch up on what’s been happening lately.
The first two days of my break were actually a forced break. We lost power Wednesday night around 5 p.m. from the Nor’easter. The snow was super heavy and wet. Whenever that type of snow happens, it means trees are going down. We lost one large tree in our back yard. The good news with it is that our garden can get a little bigger and will have more direct sunlight.
Wednesday (and Thursday) night we had a camp out on the living room floor in front of the fireplace. At least we were relatively warm in front of it. Ron and I were both hoping that the power would be back on by the morning so we didn’t get the generator set up. Unfortunately, it didn’t. With the hassle of snowblowing the driveway, charging my dead cell phone to see if the race was still going on and getting everything gassed up/hooked up to the generator, it didn’t leave me any time to get to the starting line of the Turkey Trot I registered for. I took another DNS – my 3rd in 1.5 months. I’m not liking this trend at all.
Later in the morning, I worked up the nerve to head out for a run. The thought of coming home to a cold house after a cold run, did not sound appealing. But I knew I needed to run to shake off my crankiness. As always, it worked.
During my run, I had a grand vision of the power being on when I got home. It wasn’t. Second best thing? Ron hooked up the space heater and put it in the bathroom while I was gone so I would have a relatively warm space to shower. It was heavenly!
Our power finally came back on Thursday night around 10 p.m. I wanted to run the dishwasher, vacuum, do laundry, cook and crank up the heat to 90 degrees. But I withheld till the morning. The only time I will say cleaning and laundry is the best thing ever is after we are without power.
Thanksgiving dinner came Friday evening. I was a bad blogger and didn’t get any pictures. I shopped online a bit (and scored great deals), played in the snow and just chilled for the rest of the weekend. My grand plan of plowing through my To-Do list was foiled. I think I might have accomplished one thing.
How did that happen?
So now that we are caught up, what’s for dinner this week?
Sunday: Salmon + Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Monday: Turkey Pot Pie
Tuesday: Vegetarian Thai Peanut Soup
Wednesday: Veggie Stir Fry w/ chickpeas
Thursday: Black Bean and Butternut Squash Casserole
Friday: Chicken and Potato Chowder
Saturday: Dinner out with friends.
What’s happening with you lately?
What’s for dinner this week?