I love the week of Thanksgiving. First of all, I teach three short days. There are multiple absences in my classes to bring my classload down to under 40 - totally manageable! Former students are back from college and I never know who is going to walk in on any given day, during any given class period. Today, there were two from the Class of 2004 and, for the life of me, I could not remember their names when they walked in! I felt terrible but I was able to cover it well (btw, this happens to every teacher eventually). Tonight, my favoritist kids from the c/o 2006 are meeting me for drinks/dinner. Last year, when we met up, the bar tab was $150.00 and I didn't feel very good the next morning!
And then there is Thanksgiving itself. DELICIOUS - even at room temperature. Not only will there be the traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatos, salad, pies, etc BUT the infamous "cheesy brocolli casserole" will be on the table. Talk about artery clogging! But when I think holidays, this dish is at the forefront. About 20 of us will be at my grandma's house and then cousin Jodie is staying the night with us. All around, good family fun!
Still working on details for the remainder of the weekend...
Should I hit the Black Friday sales and finish Christmas shopping? Or should I attend the semifinal football game instead to watch my students play (and, I fear, lose)? Should I plan on staying home so I can sleep and nap every afternoon? Will we finally clean out my parents garage? Will the Cougs beat the Huskies in the Apple Cup? Will I break three hours on Sunday during the half marathon? Will I be able to move on Sunday after the half marathon?
All these questions and more (and maybe some pictures?) will be answered at the end of my favorite week!! Stay tuned.