First up: Thanksgiving Plans
We did a number of family gatherings over the summer, but our state's COVID numbers have gone from "it's not really a thing here" to "yeah, the hospitals are kind of short on beds". We're back to playing by the rules and will not have an in person family Thanksgiving this year. Having a vaccine on the horizon helps a lot, we just have to get through this final stretch.
So what are we doing on T-Day? The same thing we did last year with our "Thanksgiving for Two". We were way ahead of the curve and didn't even know it.
A weekend bacon, egg, and cheese English muffin.
Salad bowl with leftover barbacoa beef.
And then I made more sofritas...can't stop won't stop.
Monday: leftover barbacoa beef.
Wednesday: "fend for yourself night". Hubs had a tuna sandwich, I had the rest of the stir fry. The kids had dinner with their mom.
Thursday: Costco orange chicken.
Saturday: hamburger night!
Sunday: Chili mac
Finished season 5 of The Line of Duty. Seasons 1,2, and 4 of this show are incredible, season 3 is not as good and sorry but season 5...started strong but went downhill. With that said I will most definitely be watching season 6 next year.
In family TV viewing, I can't believe that I forgot to mention a few weeks ago that we binged an entire TV season in one night as a family. As soon as I heard that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had a new show on Amazon Prime, I couldn't get myself and the hubs in front of the TV fast enough.
Now look it's a perfectly fine show, I'd say that if you're a Shaun of the Dead fan you should check it out, but what was amazing is that the kids were way into it. They were off doing other things when we started watching but came along toward the end of the first episode and it was like they were instantly transfixed. And so we kept watching one episode after another (it's not a long watch).
So naturally this weekend we broke out Shaun of the Dead, which is up there on my list of favorite movies of all time. We knew it would be a sure fire hit with the kids...
Oof, we could not have been more wrong. They were horrified by the glimpse into Adult Dead End Job life. Once the zombies came into the story they decided to stick around but barely. They both said that they ending redeemed the movie a bit for them.
On the adult side, we love this movie dearly, but we weren't expecting it to relate so well to the times. Zombie attacks = media advises everyone to stay at home and not check in on family or go to see them, yep, that's exactly what we're hearing on the news now.
🚨🚨🚨Good Book Alert🚨🚨🚨Good Book Alert🚨🚨🚨
I tell you what, I am having the best luck with books lately. The Last Flight by Julie Clark and you're welcome.
Currently: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue