Thanksgiving weekend is always a blend of busy and fun at our house.

What I did:
Spent time with my family: Had a great time on Thanksgiving Day with family at my Sister-in-Law’s house. We pretty much do the same thing every year and keep it pretty simple and stress free. The important part of the day is spending time together.

These are my sister-in-law’s decorations. She’s the Martha Stewart Jr. of the family. This kind of decorating would never happen at my house unless someone who is not me did it.

Football: The Oregon Ducks played a home football game on Friday. This year our Thanksgiving Friday was all about football. We went down to Eugene and despite the cold and wet weather enjoyed cheering the Ducks to a win. We also spent much of Saturday watching college football.

Holiday Decorating: We usually spend much of the Thanksgiving weekend getting our house decorated inside and out for Christmas. Because of the football focus to Friday and Saturday, we didn’t finish up the decorating until after dark on Sunday, but it’s all done.

What I did not do:

Shop: the very thought of heading to a mall or high traffic store at any time over Thanksgiving weekend, much less on Black Friday just gives me the heebie jeebies. I so do not have the shopping gene.

Read: yup you read that right. I did very little reading over the long weekend. There was just too much other stuff we were doing. This is why I never sign up for the Thankfully Reading event over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I never have much reading time on Thanksgiving weekend.

I maybe read 3 or 4 chapters of Lonesome Dove all weekend. Speaking of Lonesome Dove, I’ve decided to abandon the Readalong schedule and just focus on that book until I’m done with it. I’m at the point where I don’t want to put it aside to read anything else until I’m done with it. Expect a full on gushing review soon. I’m loving it.