Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday [On Turkey Day, Foam Roller, Discounts, and More]

Y'all it's Thursday again.  Okay so I don't really say "y'all" in real life.  But I'm breaking it out today.  Your welcome.

I'm thankful that a week from today is Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday by far.  For one, the food is my favorite.  This year I am crossing my fingers that the menu includes sweet potatoes, turkey, pumpkin pie, and my grandma's sour cream cookies.  I would not be sad if the food spread also included rolls, 7-layer lettuce salad, fresh fruit, stuffing, and maybe some homemade macaroni'n'cheese.  My family gets a little unconventional at holiday meals.  And I love it!

Secondly, Thanksgiving is so much less stressful than Christmas.  I enjoy the whole getting together as a family to celebrate holidays but Christmas can drive me up the wall.  The whole buying presents for everyone and not knowing what to buy and spending money and having people ask you what's on your want list just really isn't for me.  I just enjoy spending time with the people I love.

And the 4-day weekend, doesn't bother me one bit ;)

I'm thankful for my foam roller.  I ordered a foam roller on Amazon last week and it arrived last night.  Since I don't have anyone to rub my back every night and can't really afford a personal masseuse, the foam roller was the next best thing.  And the rolling pin I've been trying just really isn't doing the trick.  I'm also hoping it helps the pain in my knee that seems to be aggravated by running and other exercises.  The first time I used a foam roller, it hurt like h*ll when I tried to roll out my IT band.  I took that as a sign that it was really super duper tight.

I'm thankful for my second 20% off coupon for Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  Not sure if BB&B had some kind of mailing mistake and sent me another 20% off discount after the one I already received last week, or they are just feeling extra generous, but either way I'm not complaining.  It's no secret that I'm a bargain hunter and a huge fan of coupons.  This weekend I was telling my mom how I was conflicted over what to use my 20% discount for.  I've had my eye on a bed set for a while so I could finally replace my twin-sized comforter on my queen bed, but I really want to buy the Farmer a juicer as well.  She suggested we go shopping on Black Friday, as they are sure to have deals on one of those things, but I despise shopping that morning and will only participate after noon, when all the cutthroats have left  have already passed out.  Now I don't have to worry.  I tell ya, it's the simple things in life.

And look I have another coupon for $5 off!

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I'm thankful for meals that make many left-overs.  Last week I made one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes-a roasted veggie pasta bake.  It makes a ton of food!  Even with freezing half of it, I am still reaping the fruits of my labor this week, and it's not gone yet.  My momma also sent some eats home with me after this weekend.  Leftovers are a lifesaver when I get home at 8 p.m. and ravenous.  When I don't have something to eat quick I am much more likely to give into the temptation to order take-out or stop at Subway or the like.  And that's both hard on my wallet and my waistline.

I'm thankful for a beautiful day for one last round of golf.  The weather this past weekend decided to cooperate and my dad and I were able to hit up the golf course one last time before they closed it down for the year.  It was a little breezy, but nothing to complain about for November.  It's great to go out and play a round of golf with no pressure.  And also to spend some time with my dad :)

I'm thankful for green tea.  It's been my saving grace many an afternoon at work..  Both for the warmth and the caffeine.  It helps me power through the afternoon when I hit that lull around 3 and it saves my freezing cold fingers from falling off.

I'm thankful for all you peeps out there reading! You make me happy!
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