It’s been very quiet around here!  I spent barely any time on the computer last week, but I’m here with a  full recap!


I’ll try to keep this post short and sweet.  Partially due to the fact that I’ve been up since 2:30 am this morning for a work-related event and my brain is slowly turning to mush from lack of sleep.  But I wanted to get in touch and let you all know about my Thanksgiving week festivities!

In all honesty, this past week has been filled with a lot of relaxation and, funnily enough, not too much time spent in the kitchen.

Connor just finished up an intense month of classes in medical school, so we took full advantage of his time off from the books last week to go out for breakfast, do a few apartment projects (operation spray-paint-ugly-thrift-shop-mirror-black), read on the balcony, and, just the other day, head down to a local footpath for a trail run and walk by the C&O canal.  The weather was fabulous in DC all week and I tried to take advantage of it as much as I could!

As for Thanksgiving?  Every year, my family heads to close friends for Thanksgiving Day to celebrate and, truth be told, I am barely involved in the food preparation, besides the annual pumpkin and apple pie-making.  This year, due to family being abroad or scattered through the country, I was the only attendee, but it was still a lot of fun, as always.

While our annual Thanksgiving feast is filled with less traditional dishes, such as roast duck (in lieu of turkey), and other amusing additions over the past couple years, such as Tofurkey (essentially a tofu cannonball), it is equally as festive and fun.  In fact, it is one of the rare times that I don’t pay much attention to the food, but more to the company, atmosphere, and conversation.  It is laid-back and casual—which I love.

Not to mention, a time to think about everything I am thankful for this year—which of course includes every one of you!  Your comments, readership, feedback, emails, tweets, and friendship mean so much to me. Thanks so much for your support!

P.S.  I have lots of news to share in the upcoming week!  Stay tuned…I’ve been sitting on this for quite some time now and can’t wait to spill the beans.