Thanksgiving – and lets be frank

I really hate being cliche and while I’m not angel enough to think about how lucky I am every day, I do think about it every once in a while outside of Thanksgiving. So no, I don’t think we need to do our annual recap of why we’er thankful! Just know that I am.

Instead, I treasure the four day weekend us 9-5 cube dwellers get so rarely! Some of it was spent with family, but I have a confession to make. A lot of might have been spent watching Gilmore Girls. I am mid season three, that’s how productive I’ve been…

But in between I did read a book 😉

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It only took me 10 years, but I finally finished Da Vinci Code and while I thought it was great at points, I felt disappointed by the ultimate conclusion.

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Actually thanksgiving was great! We had enough pies to eat per capita at the party

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And the actual meal was pretty awesome too, even if I do at times worry about the conditions of the slaughtered turkeys.

After Thanksgiving, I set my alarm for 5AM… yes, I don’t really participate in Black Friday crazies, unless it involves social media.

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Well the above was totally worth it! Assembly Row, the new outlets near my house had an Instagram contest every hour starting 5AM. Post a photo of something you see at the outlets and it could be yours. I’ve been stopping and drooling at the Le Creuset outlet pretty much since it opened!

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Even Tony and Jack are thrilled. look at Jack’s thrilled face.

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I also stopped by the Banana outlet and got this sweater that I’ve been living in ever since. it’s the warmest thing I’ve owned in a while. Who needs heat, when you got this this!

But don’t worry, we supported some local business too!

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Checked out Tooba in Melrose, cause you know 5AM slopping needs refueling.

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And while Jack didn’t get anything new; he has rediscovered his winter palace and heated bed… Winter has truly came.
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And we got another member of the household. Ninja pro!  My magic bullet knock-off is on it’s dying breath so it was time for an upgrade. And now we get to live off Acai bowls.

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And the best part of the weekend?

I went for a run!

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FOUR miles! In no pain! I don’t think I’m fully ready to get back to running, but it’s giving me hope!

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Slumbrew is thinking of hosting monthly 5K runs in 2015, so I went to it out on Sunday.

FOUR MILES!!!!

There is joy in the world again.