Thursday, November 26, 2015


Today is Thanksgiving Day, a guilt-free day of no work.  I got up this morning, had oatmeal, and went for a short 2 mile run in the neighborhood.  I was shooting for a 5k, but the route I took is pretty hilly with a steep flight of stairs.  Hey, better 2 miles than no miles, right?  Before moving on with the day, I want to take this moment to reflect on that which I am thankful.  I take a lot of the better things in my life for granted because I get so bogged down by the lower points.  Here are the things I am grateful for:
♥  Everyone I love is alive and reasonably well. (Call your mom, woman!)
♥  I am employed with health benefits.  I do not want for food, shelter, or warmth.
♥  I have my health.  I finished my last annual doctor's appointment/checkup for the year and all was well.
♥  I am in a good, stable relationship.  I have good friends even if I spend more free time alone.
♥  I met Doug Martsch from Built to Spill.  Clearly counting my blessings that are on par with food/shelter.

Since we are all far away from our families, a few of my friends and I are celebrating Thanksgiving together.  There's going to be a 20lb turkey injected with a beer-marinade, apple pie, pecan pie, mashed potatoes, garlic green beans, macaroni-and-cheese, possibly vegetable somasas (a delicious Indian addition), and lots more.  I'm pretty excited to eat all of this!  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Alyse! Beer-marinade turkey? Oh my.

  2. Yes! 2 miles is better than no miles. I sadly fall too easily into the no miles category.

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! How was the Turkey? It sounds amazing. Also just followed you :)

    Nat | Dignifiable

  3. That turkey sounds insanely incredible. I hope you're out of your food coma by now and that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break! :)