Although we had an early Thanksgiving celebration a few weeks back, I still had to celebrate just one more time on the actual day with a mini roast dinner. I feel full of gratitude for so many things in my life, it only made sense to look at this holiday as a chance to fully realize how lucky I am for my family and friends. I started the day off by talking to my family back home as they sat around the dinner table, introduced my co-workers to the joys of pumpkin pie, drank wine as dinner came together and convinced J and his parents to let me listen to Christmas carols while we ate dinner. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and Bing Crosby -what more could a girl ask for?
The rest of the weekend was equally as peaceful and productive: a sleep in while the rain poured, sewing xmas presents as the sun came out, phone calls to Boston, an afternoon nap, a long run and finally meeting up with friends for a night out in Manly. Sunday saw a bit of xmas shopping, swimming, surfing, blogging, laundry, another run by the beach, food shopping and finally sitting in front of the TV while I knit and watch Escape To the Country - thankful indeed.