Thanksgiving Holidays

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I can't believe the four-day holiday is almost at an end.  This is the first time in years that I haven't traveled to celebrate Thanksgiving and I've enjoyed having more time to be at home although I also miss my immediate family and A's family.

We weren't alone by any means and drove just slightly north to celebrate the holiday with my extended family.  Growing up far away from the family center, we celebrated holidays with our small immediate family.  It's kind of fun to pull up to my grandmother's and have the driveway piled up with cars.

Adam made barbecued green beans and I made the sweet potatoes.  Everything about Thanksgiving was pretty standard.  Everyone else headed off to the movies and I hung behind with my grandma, knitting and chatting.

The day after Thanksgiving was, of course, dominated by Nebraska football.  The game against Iowa was definitely too close for comfort.  My bloodsugars even reflected the intensity of my emotions. After almost perfect bloodsugars throughout the entire Thanksgiving holiday, you can see the bloodsugar spike that happened as Nebraska began mounting its come-from-behind victory.  You can see a screen shot of 12 hours of bloodsugars on my CGM.  Almost perfect until the middle of the third quarter when it began to look like Nebraska had a shot.  So funny to have such a compelling visual of how sports fandom can affect the body!

Saturday, A and I hit the lots to start looking for a new car for him.  Right now we're struggling to balance practicality, affordability, and fun.  It'll be interesting to see where we end up.  We have a few more cars to look at, but A seems particularly interested in the Mini-Cooper.  When I look at that car, I see the next ten years and no space for carseats, but A has been through a lot and deserves something fun, so we'll see.

In the backdrop of all of this, Houston has been beautiful, producing just slightly cold, perfect fall-like weather for the holiday.  This is the view outside our windows.  You probably can't tell, but there is a little swan on the edge of the water.  This is my home.

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