Well, Thanksgiving came and went, it was a snacking day, so I didn't worry about whether or not I ate after dinner (which was really early, around 4:30 - 5:00 pm) . I didn't feel overly stuffed, and did enjoy some after dinner pie. My Bourbon-pecan pie turned out well, for which I was thankful considering it was the first time I made it! I only wish my dad had some whipped cream for the pies, that would have tasted good! But maybe it was better that way, as Friday morning I did not feel good, and that lasted most of the day. Just upset stomach, I think from the rich food (and all the sugar in the pie?) the night before.
We headed back home yesterday since the weather forecast was calling for snow over the pass last night. And boy is it raining! The storm came in last night, and the wind was howling, the house was shaking and rattling from the storm, so I'm happy the house held up, and we are warm and dry!
And last night was a no snack night, not that I really wanted to snack, I almost didn't want to eat at all, but by the time we got home, I was feeling a bit better, and my appetite came back for dinner, so that was good. I think I have now hit my goal for the month of 15 "no night noshing days" in November!
(I'll have to go back and count again, but I do think I hit it.)
So for the thankfulness part of the blog: for Thanksgiving I was thankful to be among friends and family to celebrate the day, it's nice to be able to see people you love and be able to connect with them. I really do have a wonderful family, for all their quirks and oddities, I think it's nice to belong somewhere!
On Friday we started to head home, and wanted to stop in Auburn for a bike ride on the way, but as I entered the freeway 4 different lights started to flash or turned on on my dashboard! Luckily Larry was able to look them up in the manual, the check engine light came on, a road stability light came on, a light flashing "brake" was going, and the "cruise" light started flashing as well. I was most distressed about the brake light flashing, as no one wants to be in a vehicle with questionable brakes! In any case we ended up pulling off in Auburn, the brakes worked, and we discussed what to do. We decided since the car still seemed to be working mechanically we would go for our bike ride, and then head home, and try to get it in to the dealer after that. So, long story long, I'm thankful that the car made it home safely despite all those warning lights going off, and I'm doubly thankful that I was able to make an appointment to get the car in today to have it checked out.