Not really that long – we’re less than a week in and it feels like Christmas is the day after tomorrow. But there’s a lot going on and a lot to do before then.
First, I should tell you about my Thanksgiving.
Mister and I spent the holiday at home, together. We had plans to go see the in-laws, but with everything going on with our house (I need to update you on that whole sordid story someday), we didn’t feel comfortable leaving for the weekend. So it was just the three of us – Mister, Greta and me.
I started the day by waking up to a text message from my BFF, then called my mom’s house to talk to everyone there, and my aunt’s house to talk to my Dad’s side of the family. Some news was shared, and I finished the conversations missing my family very much.
Then I got to cooking. Mister and I have been trying to eat cave(wo)man style, so we decided that with the exception of one dish that is impossible to make paleo, we’d try to do everything else in a paleo style. But the turkey, through no fault of my own, was chewy, I didn’t like one of the paleo breads that Mister made for the stuffing (not his fault, just the recipe), so dinner just wasn’t cutting it for me. I wanted gluten, I wanted my stuffing sticky, and I wanted to watch the big production my family makes out of carving the turkey.
Don’t get me wrong – I did have a very nice Thanksgiving. I got to spend it with my wonderful husband, and we cuddled the evening away while watching the first of many Christmas movies.
So today. Still missing my family and the warmth and familiarity of holidays with them. I always say that fall is the worst season to not be in New England, but really it just starts with fall and goes straight on through the entire holiday season.
In the meantime, I’m keeping myself busy by Christmas shopping, crafting, and hiding behind the internet. Mister and I have big plans for the next few months, which will keep us pretty busy, but I’ll certainly try to blog a bit too.