How were your weekends/holidays? Despite a few hiccups our holiday was really lovely. Wednesday morning I woke up with a stye in my eye. Have you ever had one of those? I have once and I forgot how painful they can be. Luckily it's gone now. Wednesday night I slipped on some spilled apple sauce in the kitchen and bruised every one of my limbs but nothing broke or tore so I decided to be thankful for that. Thursday I woke up a little sore but excited to get working on the thanksgiving dinner. I made pies early and had everything prepped and ready to go for the oven and stuck the turkey in. An hour later I heard a loud snap from my stove and opened the door to see a small fire a'brewin'. Not good. Of course a total wave of panic overcame me as I said goodbye to all the things in my home, and tried to decide whether to put it out or just run, but within a moment of my dreary daydream and poor emergency planning the fire went out, and so did the heating element in my oven. I tried really hard to be grateful that my broiler still worked but the turkey was doomed. So then I was thankful I went overboard and got a ham which I had cooked earlier. Somehow it all worked out though and dinner was lovely, you would have never known it was prepared on a half broken stove.
After dinner we played a fierce game of apples to apples in which I lost, badly. Then Fisher made us all (minus M+L) take the meyers briggs personality test. I am an INFJ (as is my sister) in case you are wondering. It's been a really long time since I have taken that test and would you believe it's exactly the same? And really, it's pretty spot on, more so now than the first time I took it.
I didn't do any official black friday shopping though I did order a few gifts online from Etsy and Amazon and H&M (they are having a crazy sale right now btw - spend $50 and get 40% off plus free shipping!) and I think I ordered some other things too, but I can't remember so I am not doing anymore shopping until I see what exactly I purchased already. The rest of the weekend was spent working and cleaning and trying to get back to normal. Yesterday I woke up and someone had broken into my car - well, nothing was actually broken because it wasn't locked. They took a really old ipod that was mostly broken, a case of burned cd's and a flashlight and batteries from the dollar store. So, yeah, big score there. I decided to be thankful that this is the first time anything like this has happened in years and that they didn't try my door because I am pretty sure that was unlocked too. I am not sure I will start locking my car but I will be sure to be locking my door from now on. So, yes, somehow despite that little string of misfortunes over this long weekend I feel like it was a wonderful weekend, but I am also glad that November is officially over this year.