Packing and Thanksgiving

I'm so exhausted!  I worked the past two nights and I picked up an extra shift this week.  I'm still wondering why I thought that would be a good idea.  This afternoon I got up and decided I'd go to the gym for my run because I was running out of daylight.  The plan was 9 miles with 6x800s at 3:57 min/mile.  I warmed up for a mile before my intervals and then completed the last couple miles with a fast finish.  It was a really good run although I don't really enjoy being on a treadmill for 9 miles!  I watched Oprah for a while and then switched to my boring ipod playlist.

We are in the process of moving out of our townhouse so my husband and I have been hard at work bubble wrapping, packing, and cleaning.  Moving is hard work!  One good thing is getting rid of things that we don't need any more.  We are giving away our couches, coffee table, side table, old tv, tv stand, and about six big bags of clothes to Goodwill.  We got a lot done tonight! 

Sadly, there we are having no real Thanksgiving dinner.  Jerry's family is all in north Alabama and my brother, sister, mom, and the rest of my family are in Ohio.  Because of school and work, we couldn't get together with family.  That's a tough part of being a nurse.  Hospitals don't shut down on holidays!  I couldn't even bake because all our cookware is boxed up.  So, we bought a pumpkin pie in an attempt to be festive.  We waited until after midnight and then shared pie on paper plates on a packing break.  It was yummy!  What would a vegetarian eat on Thanksgiving anyway?  I'll have to figure that one out before next year! 

This wasn't exactly a traditional Thanksgiving but there's always next year!  I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life.  I have a loving husband who is my best friend and a wonderful family who I miss so much!  I'm going to Ohio in December for the holidays to visit and I absolutely can't wait!  I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with the ones you love.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Leah B.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I bet you'll remember this one for a long time. And thanks to all nurses! I admire what you do.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

    My daughter is a vegetarian and she eats everything but the turkey!

  3. I'm vegan and stuffed myself yesterday! Potatoes, homemade mushroom gravy, biscuits, roasted veggies, tofurkey slices fried with agave nectar, stuffing... mmm... speaking of, i think I need to go get some left overs. :)

    Great run & good luck with your packing!


  4. Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a while since I visited...I have a lot of catching up to do. Hope all is well and you make your way through the boxes soon.

  5. I miss you guys SO much leah.
    and think about you ALL the time.
    I hope I get to see you SO soon.
    Love you

  6. Just checking in to see how the running is going!! I am still messed up....getting old and hurt isn't fun! HA

    Hope your well-