The Thanksgiving Day came and went for our family. Last year we went to visit friends, this year we stayed home. Lola has her first job. She worked Wednesday until 8pm. We really didn't want to start driving in the dark for family 6 hours away. With the speed of life lately, we decided to stay home and just slow down. If we slow down too much though we get grumpy with each other, too much together time causes family blow ups in our house.
We made the traditional turkey, 15lbs. A lot for just the 4 of us. I couldn't talk anyone into coming this year. They are all coming around Christmas and don't want to make so many trips in a short period of time. We made turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, and pumpkin pie. We have so much food left. Lola & hubby went out shopping on Friday. They were out for quite awhile. We have managed to get most of the shopping done.
We also watched a few movies. I was looking forward to seeing "Eat, Pray, Love". I was disappointed with the movie. The book is so much better.
Lola and I went to watch "Harry Potter". I have read the books, Lola has not. We really enjoyed the movie. We always try to see it on a "IMAX" screen. I don't remember how it started, but after the first time seeing the wand fights on that really big screen, you just can't see them any other way. One of the local cinemas just replaced a screen with an IMAX. Before we have to travel almost an hour to the museum to see them. I liked to walk around the museum before the movie. We just hit the theater this time. We didn't want to drive so far. Lola drove there, that is always an adventure. She is definitely getting better. She is scheduled to get her license just after the holidays.
We had decided to take day trip to break up the weekend (ward off those blow ups). We went shopping to one of the local college towns. Only Lola had been to the mall before. We ate at Bennigans in the mall. The local college game was on, it was fun to hear the crowd....touchdown!