Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Almost Thanksgiving!

It's only November and I've officially broken my sick day record. It really feels weird to not be at work for this long when I know everyone else is...I feel a little left out of it all...that is weird, I know. What can I say? I like to be in the center of the action.

Tomorrow is (American) Thanksgiving and I will do something during the day even if it absolutely kills me. The thought of sitting on my butt watching another day of TV makes me want to cry, in fact I don't even know if I can manage the rest of the day today.

Eric and I like to be as crazy as possible on holidays so that we can see everyone. Our families live within 20 minutes of each other, so it is possible, though we usually end up exhausted by the end of the day. Our original plan for tomorrow was getting up bright and early for Eric's football game. Eric coaches the high school team in the town he teaches, so they have their big Thanksgiving rivalry game. Then, I was going to head to my parents for food and then catch up with Eric after he closes down everything with the football kids at his parents house.

However, I'm going to have to see exactly how much I can manage tomorrow. But something will be done. Or else the blog post tomorrow will be much more insane. Haha.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? What is your favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving?

If you are from Canada, can you enlighten me about the Canadian Thanksgiving story? To be honest, before I started reading blogs I didn't know Canada had Thanksgiving at all (I am terrible, I admit it!). I'm guessing it has nothing to do with the Pilgrims, so what's the story?


  1. Wow, still home?? Ugh, I feel for you Kelly!
    Nick and I spend Thanksgiving apart, for the day, then come together at our apartment at night. We aren't married so we don't feel obligated to go to eachother's homes, you know? I guess we would if we could, but it just so happens that each of our families eat at the same time (or around so) and I feel bad making him come with me, and vice versa. It works out at Christmas though, and that's what matters most to me!

    Have a great day tomorrow. I hope you feel well enough to eat some grub!

  2. To be honest... I don't know much about canadian Thanksgiving either! I just think of it as a way to remember what I'm thankful for and get my friends together for a great meal!

    You're very lucky that your family and Eric's live so close to each other!! But I definitely see how you guys would be exhausted afterward :)

    Anywho, Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you feel better soon!!

  3. I hope you feel a little bit better tomorrow so you can enjoy the day tomorrow! Tomorrow my boyfriend and I are running a turkey trot and then going to his family's Thanksgiving!

  4. Canadian Thanksgiving is just like your thanksgiving!! Same turkey deliciousness, family, and thankfulness! :) But ours is in October!!

    Ps. And it's ok. I don't know much about US Thanksgiving!! :) hehe

  5. You know, Kelly, I'm a bad Canadian because I have NO idea the Canadian Thanksgiving story and I've always wondered why Canadian and American Thanksgivings weren't at the same time!

    So I googled it and by the looks of it it's the exact same thing as the American Thanksgiving - the pilgrims and First Nations people all had a big dinner together etc. and we celebrate the same way you guys do - Turkey, giving thanks, family etc.

    Apparently the Canadian Thanksgiving is just more tied to European, harvest traditions. I think that maybe America changed the date when they separated from Britain?

    Anyways, hope you feel better tomorrow and are able to participate in all the festivities of the day! XO

  6. I hope you feel better and continue taking care of yourself and are able to enjoy the holiday!!

  7. so sorry you are underweather so severely! I really hope you can get moving tomorrow, i know that always makes me feel better...or at least more alive!

  8. I would be going stir crazy if I was you, too! YIkes. I hope you are back to 100% soon!

    I am so excited for tomorrow. I am going to my aunts - she is a fabulous cook and everything will be Gluten Free since her daughter has celiac, so it will be a safe meal for me. Can't wait!! My fave side dish is probably stuffing!

  9. Exciting Thanksgiving! And glad that you're well on the road to recovery.

    I'm planning on going for a run before watching the Macy's Parade. I'm celebrating with the boyfriend's family. Party starts at 2 and dinner is at 4!