I went to bed at about 10pm, but haven’t been able to fall asleep. Maybe it’s my own fault for taking a 1 hour nap earlier today, but it could also be Dan’s fault because he decided to go to bed the same time I did despite being wide awake and so I was bothered by his tossing and turning. 1.5 hours later, he’s sound asleep while I’m sitting here writing about how I wish I were asleep, too. Fortunately for me, this week is only a three day week.
I had meant to cook something fancy and different this weekend, but I actually ended up pretty busy the whole time. Friday night, Dan and I decided to have a “date night” and so we went out to eat and ended up at the movie theatre with the idea of seeing whatever it was that looked good when we got there. I suggested seeing Twilight and he was willing to go (but not happy about it), but when we saw the line of tweens stretched across the entire theatre, we decided to rethink that decision. We ended up deciding on The Men Who Stare at Goats based entirely on George Clooney’s presence. Fortunately our decision worked out and we loved it. Even better, I was surprised to see that Ewan McGregor was in it! Anything with Ewan McGregor in it is something that I want to see (yum). On Saturday I went shopping with Jenny, went to work out, and did a little more shopping with Dan after that. Earlier today, I went to the dog park, donated to Goodwill, bought groceries for our Thanksgiving dinner, looked at some dog kennels for when Dan and I go out of town, and did a lot of cleaning. I did make a delicious dinner for myself consisting of macaroni and cheese, broccoli, and chicken, but it wasn’t really fancy enough to highlight here. I did make up the breading for my chicken though, so my chef skills are getting much better.
Thanksgiving for me is going to be spend here in Saint Paul since my family is in Mississippi and Dan’s is in Illinois. I would have liked to fly down to see my family this holiday, but my flight benefits with Delta don’t kick in until December 2nd. And so, Dan and I will be staying here and making our own dinner. Cornish hens will stand in as turkey for us, and with it we will have mashed potatoes, gravy, twice baked potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, cinnamon ice cream, and pumpkin bread. I really do think it will be a lot of fun getting all of this ready for us to eat, and the best part is that if we screw something up, we won’t be embarassing ourselves in front of our entire family!
After the big Thanksgiving dinner that we make for ourselves, we’ll be heading out for black friday shopping. Our big stop will be at Sears, where we have our eyes on a Samsung TV and a Garmin GPS. The best part is that Sears opens at 4am while pretty much everything else opens at 5, so we should be able to get some of the really good deals at other stores as well, before they are all sold out. I’m looking for some new pots and pans, some towels, sheets, and maybe a dog bed. And honestly, if we find a great couch, I might think about getting that as well. I’ve always thought of black friday as a shopping day for me, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I like to buy my gift recipients gifts based on thought, not on price tag or gadgetry, and plus I love buying things for myself. It’s one of my favorite pasttimes.
I am feeling a bit more tired, so I’m going to try to get to sleep again. My alarm clock is set to go off at 5:25am (5 hours from now) so I can get a work out on… but we’ll see if I actually get to the gym.