Happy Saturday, everyone! I missed out on Thinking Out Loud Thursday this week, so I thought I would do a Saturday Catch Up to make up for it!
- This week, I got hit by the stomach bug that’s been making the rounds through my office, and as you might expect, it was miserable. All day Thursday was spent out of commission (hence missing Thinking Out Loud). I’m feeling better now, but still not completely back to normal.
- While I was sick, I decided to quickly whip up a big bactch of veggie soup, which is a recipe I modified from my grandmother’s chicken soup that my mother made all the time when I was growing up. I might post a recipe at some point.
- Speaking of veggies, did you check out my first post in my “How to be a Vegetarian at…” series? This one was about Disney World. Check it out! The next installment will be about Thanksgiving.
- Can you believe Thanksgiving’s only a few days away? How did the year go by so fast? For Thanksgiving we always go to my aunt’s house and have a big family gathering. Then, either Friday or Saturday of that weekend, we go to my parents’ house and put up their Christmas tree. It’s been our tradition for years.
- I have a confession: I’ve already started listening to Christmas carols. I find that they make the sudden cold and dark conditions a little more happy.
- D is out for the day today with a friend, and I have the place to myself. I think I’m going to catch up on some things with the blog and tackle some housework that’s been neglected while I’ve been sick. Sounds like a nice, relaxing day!
- D’s birthday is also coming up at the beginning of December, so it’s been gift central at the house lately, shopping for both that and Christmas. I think I might have all of his birthday gifts purchased at this point. All that’s left is to wrap them and get a card, and then we move onto Christmas. I used to find it challenging that his birthday was so close to Christmas, but after 6 Decembers together, I’ve gotten into a rhythm with it.
What are you up to this weekend?
Anyone else have loved ones with birthdays in December?
What are your Thanksgiving traditions?