With all the chaos this past week (and what’s to come the next week or so), I’ve been mentally and physically exhausted. With that, I’ve done nothing today, literally. But sleep. Joe and I went to bed last night around two a.m. and he was up at eight for work. I decided to sleep in. No Roscoe to wake me up, no alarm for a scheduled appointment. Just sleep until my body is rested. Or until his mother wakes me up around noon.
In the back of my head I knew I had a ton to wrap up for the end of the semester, but it won’t get done if I can’t think straight. So I drove myself home and napped some more. Woke up for a tasty lunch (whole wheat veggie pasta with baked eggplant and homemade turkey meatballs), quickly caught up with a friend, and napped some more- until now. I feel refreshed but know I’ll be ready for bed within a few hours. I must get my beauty sleep- tomorrow is my first Troy Turkey Trot!
Every year I always think it’d fun to run, but I’m always headed to Aruba. Well, being in the states and living in Troy, no better day than tomorrow. Joe signed up to do it with me, so I’m pretty psyched about that. Even when I’m in the worst shape ever, hitting the streets with him by my side and crossing the finish line regardless of the time, we’ll do it- together.
I usually, okay never, look forward to Thanksgiving. To be honest, I’m not a fan of all the food- I tend to feel overwhelmed and too full and just yuck. But this year, I’ve been counting down the days. And not because of the food- because I’ll be getting away from everything. No homework, no computer, no iphone. We are heading up to my uncle’s camp- small, cozy, quiet, perfect. I haven’t seen my uncle and aunt in months; and the four of us in my family haven’t all been together for that long in one room in months. It’s long overdue and I’m just imagining the great company. Oh, and Joe will be there. Our first Thanksgiving together in five or six years.
I’m sure I’ll have wonderful photographs to share later in the week but for now I’m going to go clean this apartment of mine. And while I’m doing so from top to bottom, I’ll remember how thankful and grateful I am for everything under this old roof and all of my friends and family that I have to share it with. Not too many people have visited my place and hopefully as my schedule changes, that too will be changing.
Happy Thanksgiving all my fellow blog readers. If you’re planning on drinking, stay safe and have a blast.