Friday, November 26, 2021

so many things!

Thanksgiving day has come and gone.  I'm thankful for much, and I'm grateful to have today off from work as well.  No shopping on the agenda!

All the "kids" were here for our simple festivities.  I feel I need to have another term for them than "kids", but it'll have to do for now.  I cooked the traditional foods, but certainly no pressure since it was just the five of us.  

So we ate, walked the dogs.  Wolfgang brought some games over, and we played two of them.  Board gaming has made a thriving comeback as of late, and he's got a nice collection.  These newer games are creative and imaginative, and I'm glad it's a popular pastime.    

Earlier in the day, I did the local turkey trot, aptly named "Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run".  Four miles around downtown.  It was my first time doing it, and it was much fun - a popular local race that was cancelled last year for obvious reasons.  

The morning was chilly but sunny and very nice conditions for the event.  I heard there were over 3,000 participants, and the atmosphere was one of buoyant gratitude to be able to do these things safely again.  I personally hadn't been part of a mass start like that since 2019.

Came across this clip later on instagram and thought it looked like right where I'd started from.  Then yep, watching the clip I realized camera-person had been right behind me.

I'm thankful I survived it and am happy with my finish time, ending up 3rd place for my gender/age category.

All in all, a very good day.

And we have leftover pie.  Anyone want leftover pie?


Linking up this week with Mama Kat for the prompt:
1. Write about something(s) you are thankful for.


John Holton said...

We bought two pies, one apple, one cherry, and right now we still have half the cherry and the apple is still frozen. Congratulations on the 3rd place finish!

Abby said...

John, when I texted everyone details about Thanksgiving, we hadn't gotten any pies yet (and I'm not baking one). In the meantime, we bought two pumpkin pies then Chaco showed up with a YUGE one from Costco. The two we got remain. You were smart to keep one frozen!

p.s. apparently, my 3rd place finish earned me a prize: a... pie!

KatBouska said...

Wow, 3,000 participants is crazy. Sounds like a lot of people are ready for normalcy. You won't catch me lining up for a race, but if I HAD to do it I think a trot through downtown would be nice!