It'll go something like this, 'Okay...we have two more 5 day weeks, and then a 4 day weekend! woohoo! Make it through...you can do it.' [My self-pep talks.]
Lame, I know. But, they are shorter goals to work for rather then the normal just wait for summer vacation...crossing 180 days off the calendar. That's just too long for me. [For those of you who work 12 months out of the year, stop laughing.]
Besides, who doesn't like a day off?
So, with that said...I've looked ahead. I am SO stoked that our next big break is THANKSGIVING.
I am also extremely pumped that we get a half day before Thanksgiving (to bake my homemade apple pie), Thanksgiving Day off (duh), Black Friday off (to do appropriate shopping-aka: midnight sale at the outlets. Love it.), and then, the Monday after Thanksgiving off.
Then we're back to school for 3 weeks, and off again for 2 for Christmas. Who can complain about that?
I am so looking forward to it.
On that note-I love Thanksgiving. LOVE. IT.
In fact, suddenly, all my nausea goes away when I think about the aromas that come from my mommy's kitchen on that day. Pure heaven.
Some of my must have's on Thanksgiving are:
well, Turkey...obviously. (cooked in whatever way my mom was inspired that year...always delish)
my homemade mashed potatoes (absolutely divine. Recipe from a good old friend from Oceana, West Virginia...a place you'll probably never, ever go.)
green bean casserole
pineapple stuffing (only in the last year or so did I realize how awesome this stuff is...)
green olives (just a few for taste...I have no idea when I began to like them...but I prefer them on thanksgiving, thank you.)
apple pie and/or pumpkin roll
now, don't get me wrong...that is what's on MY plate at Thanksgiving. We have more things then that adorning the table, usually. However, they are my must-haves.
And now? I'm drooling.
And all I have to munch on are Goldfish.
Well I'm off to go check off another day on the calendar until Thanksgiving break.
14.5 school days to be exact.
What are some of your Thanksgiving must-haves?