Holiday Contentment | Tree Lighting, Ice Show | Mayor's Trolley

November 29, 2018 in #events | | | Share on Google+

How was your Thanksgiving?

We had a very nice time with the inlaws, complete with our annual tradition of a fried turkey. :) Kudos to my husband and my father-in-law for braving the extra cold weather to fry the bird outdoors. The kids and their cousins played, while us adults planned a family get-together in January, and everyone ate a bit too much. :)

We then went skiing at Wachusetts. It was in the 20s, with lots of snowmaking, and nobody on the trails. Our kids had a blast, especially my daughter, who after falling a few of times (with me, without me, making me fall only) finally mastered the chairlift! The key is to sit on the inside so more time to get settled.

We then dropped the kids with grandparents so we could have a date night and watched the excellent movie Widows. I will not spoil it for you by saying anymore, except that it feels very culturally current.

We had saw 4 sets of friends over the long weekend, with kids and without. I ping friends or they pinged me, and we spontaneously got together. Our kids will pick playing with friends over just about anything. :) Hmm, guess where they got that from. ;-)

Most importantly, both my husband and I slept a lot, until 8 or 9 on some days.

At the end of the weekend on Sunday, while my husband is busy watching football, I mentioned to him I feel very relaxed and content. I thought my husband is wonderful and our kids are wonderful, and life is pretty good. :)

It's a rare feeling as a busy parent. I'm not sure if it's the time to relax, being with family and friends, or sleeping more, or maybe all the above. But I could sure use more long weekends like this. ;-)

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