Thanksgiving Rocked!!!

I hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  I know I did!

As you have read, in a previous post, I hate Thanksgiving.  Well, things have changed.  Yesterday was such a fun day, and I spent 2 hours of it happily cleaning (no I have not lost my mind…at least I don’t think I have).

I got up early and headed out to teach my “Burn the Bird” 60 minute spinning class.  We had such a great turnout of people wanting to get a workout in before Thanksgiving dinner.  All of us had a good time laughing and sweating a bunch.  I’m so glad our Y decided to stay open till noon today for Thanksgiving.  This is the first year they have ever done this, and it was a hit!


Then, I headed home to the most amazing smelling home ever!  As soon as I walked in the door I was hit by the smell of the turkey and all the other food my husband and son put together for our meal.  It smelled so mouthwatering good!  Both my husband and son had set the table, and had the food all ready when I got home.

We all sat down to such an amazing meal!  I was honestly in heaven.  The turkey we brined for the first time was perfect, and we all agreed it was the best turkey we have had yet and will brine one again next year.  I can definitely recommend Williams-Sonoma’s Apple Brine, it was fabulous!  Best of all, my hubby cooked food I like too!  There were roasted root vegetables, and parmesan mashed potatoes.  All I can say is that Bill can cook every Thanksgiving from now on, because I was in heaven.  A big thank you to my husband and son for such a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

Sadly Bill had to head off to work, so my son and I decided to watch a few favorite movies.


cleaning-girl-cleanThen, it was time for me to clean, and I was happy about this.  I guess I should explain before someone decides I need to be committed.  Right now I’m doing the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge.  In this challenge you earn points for working out, supporting others on HBBCFacebook, eating 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies each day (which I met for the first time todaySmile), and for cleaning and cooking on Thanksgiving.  Yesterday we got 1 point for every hour we spend cleaning and cooking.  Since I didn’t cook, I figured I would clean.  I swear I’m like a little kid with these points.  I get all excited about earning points towards prizes!  So, I spent 2 hours dusting, cleaning bathrooms, doing windows, mopping, dishes, etc.  Woohooo!!

After I finished cleaning I lost in a spectacular fashion, 8 times in a row, to my son in Chutes and Ladders.  Sadly my losing streak continued straight into 3 rounds of Go Fish.  At this point my sweet little angel said to me, “Mom, you are not doing to well at these games tonight.  Maybe we should take a break.”  Even though I lost every game I had a ball playing and hanging out with my son.  Tilly did too!


I hope everyone out there had a wonderful day yesterday filled with fun and love!  Which brings me to this question for you:

What was your favorite part about yesterday’s Thanksgiving?

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Rocked!!!

  1. Christine

    Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you had a great day! I’m totally with you on HBBC – I’m totally like a kid trying to rack up as many points as possible. Who knew I was so easily motivated! 😉


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