Happy (American) Thanksgiving! I hope you are celebrating however you enjoy celebrating best. I spent the morning in Midtown watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (that’s Joanie and Me and Sponge Bob at the parade above). Now I’m enjoying an early glass of wine and a few minutes of internetting while Joanie and Drew nap and Jackson makes magic potion. I outsourced most of our meal this year on account of being overwhelmed with overseeing renovations and preparing for our move in a few days (our contractor says that if they hustle, about 75% of our place should be habitable by Thursday, when we have to be out of our apartment, so that’s good. Not ideal — not the way I envisioned it [having workmen around us for the first couple weeks we’re there] — but much better than being homeless and I am very thankful for that.) So, I outsourced most of our meal, but I made some pie and I’m about to finish cooking butternut squash soup, and prep brussels sprouts for roasting.
Have a wonderful day, and thank you, thank you, thank you for spending some of your time here. It really means a lot. This site is almost seven years old — an eternity in web years — and I am very grateful for your loyalty that has allowed me to keep it going this long and to make a living doing something I love. More than that, I’m grateful for the community that continues to evolve, and all the support and camaraderie that has been shared here over the years. Thank you!!
Happy weekend, everyone! I hope your week was better than mine, which totally sucked. In addition to some family and friends dealing with various crises, we have a small crisis of our own — our new home, in which we’re having some renovations done before we move in, won’t be ready for us to move into at the end of the month due to some unforeseen circumstances, and we found out our current apartment was just rented out for December 1 (despite our landlord telling us not to worry if we needed to stay an extra few weeks, that we’d work something out), so… I don’t know what we’re going to do. Maybe move our stuff over to the new place and sublet something else for a few weeks. Which isn’t ideal under any circumstances, but especially during the holidays and when you have small kids and cats. We also found out that our commercial tenants — we’re landlords now — are going out of business and terminating their lease, so we have to find new tenants in addition to everything else. Good times.
Anyway, I’m sure it will all work out, but this period before it does is nerve-wracking. I’m finding it hard to focus on much else. Yesterday, I even forgot to pack a lunch for Jackson to take to school (I made the lunch — I just forgot to pack it in his backpack) — and, oh, the horror, he had to get a school lunch (he hates school lunch, I think solely on principle).
How is this coming week already Thanksgiving? It is! Do you have plans? We’re probably going to take the kids to watch the Macy’s parade from Drew’s office again at Rockefeller Plaza. And then a quiet meal at home later in the day, just the four of us. And over the weekend, I hope to take advantage of some sales (at least online) on things we need for the new place, and maybe knock out most of my holiday shopping. As you’re doing your own holiday shopping, too, don’t forget that when you shop through my amazon affiliate link(through that widget in the sidebar or any link to Amazon, like this one) I get a small commission on your sales, which helps run this site. Thanks so much, and enjoy your weekend!