Belated Thanksgiving

I just realized I didn’t make a Thanksgiving post. Heck, I’m behind on any kind of post actually.  It’s just been a little crazy around here.

So with that being said, “I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.

My daughter came in to spend the whole weekend with us. She loves going to bed and waking up in “her room” on holidays. Thanksgiving morning is usually filled with the aroma of a hot breakfast waiting for her. Not this time.
She wanted to do a 5K Turkey run at 8:00 in the morning in Belmont. I decided last minute to join in. Since we have never ran a 5k together, I figured this would be the perfect mother/daughter work out.

Proceeds went to the “Catherine's house”. Catherine's House serves women and children facing homelessness due to a variety of circumstances such as: domestic violence, un/underemployment, the shortage of affordable housing, unexpected tragedies, and the lack of a support network. 

I ate a Nutrisystem Cinnamon Roll. She ate a banana. Then we threw on our running gear and headed out the door. We ended up with a good parking spot and made it to the registration tent ahead of time. There I ran into a couple friends and we all were hyped up to run. 
Well, they were. I was not prepared to run 3 miles but I pushed through and finished. Unfortunately, I did not finish in my record time. I was behind by two minutes. I can’t run the whole time, so I walk some and run some. If I had only ran for three more minutes, I would have beat my time. My daughter on the other hand beat her goal time and was 10 minutes ahead of me. It was fun and its always a proud feeling when you cross that finish line. 

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to cook anything for Thanksgiving dinner. I made a cranberry salad to take to Moms. She always has a big Thanksgiving feast and everyone brings a dish on top of that. We had plenty and lots of left overs. 
Later that evening, we had dinner number two at my brother in laws.

Here are two brothers working in the kitchen. 

I over ate that day and stayed in a Turkey coma all weekend. 

Now its time to start a fresh week.


  1. congrats on the run. it's always good to make it over the finish line. sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Congratulation on your run three miles would have been like 10 for me. I can remember after I married we would all meet on holidays at my parents house bringing a dish or two to help out with the meal. Take care, Jean

  3. Nice to use up some calories before eating! : )
    Sounds like a happy Thanksgiving.

  4. That's a healthy and wonderful way to spendf the holiday.

  5. I’m not sure I could drive 5k :)

  6. I think they had a turkey race in Greenville SC too that day.

  7. Wow 5K I now need to run one after all the Thanksgiving eating I've been doing! So proud of you and to run with your daughter makes it even more special!
    Brothers cooking how great is that? Love it!

  8. Love the entry. I want to say it is good to see Jean comment. She is 80+ we met her in Opp, AL. She is one tough cookie. That will be you when you reach her age. Over the yers that lady has done it all. She doesn't blog anymore since losing her hubby she was a blast blogging. Anyway sorry we left town before the 5K. Proud of you and your daughter. I say it a lot, had Sherry had a daughter her relationship would have been the same. Love to you and Saint Nick. It is aobut his time of the year. ;-)