A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads. This week I underestimated the magic of a four day weekend and the amount of Thanksgiving goodies that two people can eat.
My company doesn't have a PTO policy, apart from "as long as the work gets done we don't care". It's been great in previous years but not so great this year when there's no where to go so I just haven't taken any time away from work. I didn't realize until I woke up on Saturday morning that ooh...we'd had two days off and had the luxury of two more to go. Aah the bliss of a double weekend. Not that we "did" anything but it was so nice to have the time off.
Thanksgiving wise, we had a blast. The food already got its own post. I thought that we'd be swarming under the weight of leftovers but we surprised ourselves.
Ah nothing beats a good ol' smoked salmon bagel. I've been on quite a kick lately, which will come to an end when my wallet gets tired of my craving.
Still rocking the sofritas.
Monday: leftover chili mac.
Tuesday: leftover cleanup. Hubs had the rest of the chili, the boys had chicken rice casserole, and I had spinach artichoke pasta.
Wednesday: our traditional Thanksgiving Eve dinner is hamburgers, but our schedules made this a fend for yourself night and I didn't feel like grilling a burger for just me. I dipped into the freezer for a veggie burrito.
Thursday: T-Day! The menu and all of the deets are here.
Friday through Sunday: see Thursday. Not one scrap of food went to waste. When the kids came home on Sunday they were just as enthusiastic about our feast as we were.
I ended up making more gravy and baking up another dozen Texas Roadhouse rolls.
Our Thanksgiving night movie...What We Do in the Shadows
And oh look there's a TV series as well. We're nearly done with season 1.
For my solo viewing, my rule is that if a show doesn't grab my attention from the get-go then I move on pretty quickly. There's just too much good TV out there to stick with something mediocre. I tried The Crown a long time ago and bailed about 20 minutes into the first episode. I love everything royal family but I found it to be slow going and watching King George cough up blood wasn't my idea of a good time. BUT when I saw the season 4 previews they had me first at Diana and then sealed the deal with Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher.
I considered jumping right in to season 4 (I mean it's not like I don't know the story) but decided to take a peek at season 1 again. Netflix picked up right where I left off all those years ago. And...I'm kind of in to it. I surely could have done without King George's lung removal and embalming, and I could use a lot more QEII and a lot less of everyone else, but at the same time I knocked back quite a few episodes over the weekend.
Speaking of the royal family, the treadmill is back in my life for workouts, so I started season 5 of Suits to keep me company.
I finished The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I'm on the fence with this one. It started strong, it was a pleasant enough read, but I lost interest as the story went on. ISO the next read.