1. LEFTOVERS! We didn't host either of our family events, but nonetheless we came home from both celebrations with a bounty of leftovers. Most of the turkey has already hit the freezer, awaiting our next homemade turkey pot pie extravaganza. We make awesome pot pies. ;-)
2. FAMILY TIME. I feel fortunate that my family and Mark's family all live in Minnesota. Mom came south, so bothy events took less than two hours to drive to. It's nice to catch up on what's happening with family members, to show off vacation pictures, and to solidify plans for Christmas.
|Courtesy Discovery Channel|
5. COUCH TIME! Whether it's watching TV, reading, snuggling with the cats, or taking an afternoon nap in the sunshine, the couch is one of my favorite places in the world. I spent so much time there over the holiday weekend that I suspect my ass expanded.
Oh, and I worked on an Underbelly Chronicles novella being published by Sourcebooks next spring. ;-)
Notice that Black Friday shopping is nowhere on this list. Believe me, this girl loves her some retail therapy, but NO ONE can pay me enough money to set foot anywhere near the Mall of America between Thanksgiving and, oh, maybe the second week of January 2013. I have no patience for playing Parking Lot Rodeo, and the very word "doorbusters" gives me the wiggins.
|MoA shoppers keeping it klassy... (AP Photo/Mark Vancleave)|
That said, I DID shop. The Amazon Fairy delivered a new pair of black boots right to my doorstep, which totally counts.
What do YOU enjoy about Thanksgiving? If you shopped on Black Friday, tell us about your adventures, and your screaming deals!
Award-winning author Tamara Hogan loathes cold and snow, but nonetheless lives near Minneapolis with her partner Mark and two naughty cats. When she’s not telecommuting to Silicon Valley, she enjoys writing edgy urban fantasy romance with a sci-fi twist. A feral reader with an unapologetic television addiction, Tammy is forever on the lookout for the perfect black boots.