This cracked me up:
How are you celebrating the holiday?
We’re heading out of town to my mom’s lake house, and our dear friends are joining us for the weekend.
Hopefully we’ll wake up to views like this:
Except possibly with snow.
Since I can’t cook and hate all domestic chores, I’m mostly phoning it in for the meal, which I pre-ordered from a local grocery store and just need to re-heat.
I’ll contribute a few things (quinoa and squash gluten-free stuffing, pumpkin pasta), but mostly I’ll stick to my usual strategy, which is to get the adult guests intoxicated enough to forget about the quality of the food.
Kids are generally more forgiving, so it’s sugar sugar sugar for them.
For my part, I hope to be able to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and check out “Turkey Confidential” on NPR, which is always a fun listen.
For the rest of the weekend, I’ve planned a trip to see holiday lights and have hot chocolate at an old-fashioned sweet shop, a private dinner in a boutique hotel, completion of a 500 piece puzzle and a potato chip taste test, wherein we try exotic chip flavors (example: biscuits and gravy) to decide what works and what is gross.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. The crazy bummer is that my mom’s lake place is a fully furnished house, yet it’s completely off the grid, internet-wise. Given that it’s Black Friday, this is probably a fiscally favorable thing for me.