But I wanted to do a quick post first. Happy Tuesday everyone! Is anyone else confused about what day of the week it is? I kept thinking all day that it was Wednesday. I’m just excited for Thanksgiving, guess it can’t come soon enough!
This year Joe and I are spending the holiday with his family in Pittsburgh- and the actual meal will be in Erie (about 2 hours away from Pittsburgh). My mom is also flying in tomorrow and spending turkey day with us! It makes me really happy that we’ll all be together- and I think it’s pretty cool that our parents get along and enjoy spending time with one another.
We’re leaving early tomorrow morning so I need to get my pack on..I haaate packing! I also slept really funny and have a horrible stiff neck which seems to make everything more annoying. I’m wearing one of those heated patches and hoping that it helps ease some of the pain.
Before I forget, I also wanted to share my new favorite lunch- a healthy large salad inspired by Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats. Her salads always look so good and I love the way she throws in mixed frozen veggies. It makes the salad have much more variety and color and no chopping required!
My appetite was weird today and I ended up eating my afternoon snack (greek yogurt with walnuts and raisins and an apple) at lunch time, so I ate this salad when I got home from work.
In the mix- spinach, cucumber, defrosted Harvest Hodgepodge veggies from Trader Joe’s, bulgur, goat cheese, raw snap peas, olive oil, a little balsamic, salt and pepper.
I also got a sweet fix from a chocolate rice cake with Trader Joe’s Valencia peanut butter w/flax seeds
Now if this post wasn’t random enough- I wanted to ask, do any of you go shopping on Black Friday? I never do because I hate lines and hectic shopping, but I’m always amazed by some of the deals and the people that are not afraid to take on the crowds.
This year I’ve also noticed that a lot of places are staying open on Thanksgiving. Growing up, I seem to remember that mostly all stores were closed. Now you can go pretty much anywhere and even if they have reduced hours, they will still be open. I think it’s pretty ridiculous. I feel bad for everyone who has to work on the holiday.
Anyway, time to go get down to packing business
after I finish this episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone!