Holidays away from the family can be hard. My family is very important to me and I wish I could see them more often.I mean, come on. Who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays with a group of characters like us? We’re fun.
But sometimes that can’t always happen. I’ve spent the last two Thanksgivings in Chicago for various reasons, and it’s ok. This year I’m taking an extra day or so off of work so I can go back to Missouri and give it the proper attention it deserves over Christmas.
I think the first year I did this, my mom was terrified I’d be sitting alone with a turkey tv dinner in my apartment. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
I’m a very lucky girl.
We went to Durty Nellie’s to see Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press again. Clearly we’re making this a regular thing. It’s good music. Entertaining. And sometimes I just want to dance. It works.
I’m also lucky enough to have families here in Chicagoland that have taken me in.
Last year, I was lucky enough to spend time with Jaime’s family. This year, I went with Annie to hers.
I took the pecan pie cupcakes as another dessert option.
Believe it or not, I had overdone it a little on them by eating one every chance I got, but everyone else approved. (Shout out to Mark on this one- he made sure to let me know with every bite how good they are. Thanks, sir!)
I’m proud to report I won one game. Especially since the competition is so intense! Whew…
By the end of the night, I was in food coma/exhaustion mode. Bed time came early. But that was fine- this girl had enough excitement and a race this morning (not talking about it now, but it went well!).
All in all, a good holiday! :)