Monday, December 1, 2014

On To The Next

Here we are again. Another holiday passing in the blink of an eye. Now we are cruising on to the next holiday. And before you know it that too will be over. Unbelievable how quickly time is going by.

I'll spare you all the gory details of our Thanksgiving. It was much the same as years past, we had two Thanksgivings, except this year we didn't have to host both of them at our house. It was quite the break for me and made for a very relaxing (save for one incident in which I nearly scalped and decapitated myself with the kids' ceiling fan as I was jumping down from their bunkbeds. I now have a gigantic egg on the back of my head and won't be able to sleep on my back, wear a hat, or lean my head back against ANYTHING for quite a while.) four day weekend.

In between the two Thanksgiving celebrations (one on Thursday and one on Saturday) Todd and I took the opportunity to take the kids to see the new Penguins of Madagascar movie. It was quite a treat.

The movie theater in our town recently went through major renovations and now every theater in the cinema has big, huge, Lazy-boy type recliners with reserved seating, a pizza parlor inside the cinema (with very good bruschetta with grape tomatoes and mozzarella), and they also serve beer and wine. Recliners, popcorn, beer, movie. Not too shabby.
(Enjoying the 3D flick with our stylin' glasses)

It was a very good experience. So good, in fact, that Todd and I decided to go to the movies again on Sunday to see Mockingjay Part 1. I think we may be having more date nights in our future.

The wonderful day date was followed up with taking down the fall decorations and watching the Packers eek out a win over the Patriots. I think we could call that a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Now we are getting back into the swing of things again. Life is back to it's normal frenetic pace. The winter decorations have replaced the fall decorations and we are just waiting for another "warmer" day (something over 32 degrees perhaps?) to set up the outside decorations. It will be a bit longer before we tackle the Christmas trees (yes, trees) but we'll get there.

In the meantime, we are overdosing on snowmen and Christmas tv specials. And I'm trying to soak up every single minute of it. Christmas will be here before we know it.


betty said...

What a cool movie theater!! Save for your injury, sounds like a nice weekend!! Watched the last bit of the Green Bay game yesterday; was rooting for Green Bay and was glad for the win (but totally inappropriate for Tom Brady's words out of his mouth when the Packers got that last 1st down).

Enjoy the time between now and Christmas, you are right, it will pass by with a blink of an eye!


Hilary said...

I winced when you described your injury. I hope you heal quickly. Looks like a really nice theater and it sounds like Thanksgiving was lovely.. except of course for the head thing.

Bijoux said...

I've always been paranoid about ceiling fans!

Would you be irritated if I told you I finished putting up our 7 trees, misc Xmas decor and outdoor lights over the weekend? ;)

Rima said...

I wish we had a theater like that!

Elaine Alguire said...

yes, it will! I'm glad you had a good (albeit busy) Thanksgiving. Ours was crazy with travel. And Tim's 'Boys did NOT win their game so he was sad...

Happy Holidays, my friend! Take some time to relax.

Riahli said...

Ouch, scary fan incident! The kids use to have ceiling fans in their rooms, they were there when we moved in. But because both rooms have bunk beds and they were much littler then I had Ryder take them out. Exactly for the reasons you just said.

I so want a movie theater like yours! Holy wow!

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A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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