Thanksgiving Day 2016

Well, we’re definitely not traditional but I think we had a very good day!

This morning we got up at eight in the morning and made two stops to pick up Craigslist things. We got a Disneyland 60th Anniversary truck NIB for my son for Christmas and then we drove about 40 minutes North to buy 30 board games for $15. THAT was a great investment. Several of the games are versions from the 50’s which is wicked cool.

After that, we drove back and headed to Red Arrow Diner for breakfast/our big meal of the day. It was good and quick and we left a $10 on a $30 bills so the server’s should be happy.

The next plan was to go walk around some old cemeteries. It’s a favorite past time of mine that the Jacks are starting to enjoy as well. A couple nights ago we’d driven past an old cemetery from 1740 so that was the first stop. Little did we know, the graveyard belonged to this guy…

Matthew Thornton. A Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Very cool and very surprising!!!

There are the oldest two markers I found. 1753 & 1749

After that. We headed back to our neck of the woods and visited Valley Cemetery here in Manchester. We walked around a little bit and then basically came across all the homeless camps and decided to call it a day. 

It was nice though because it was spitting snow all morning which made things even more nice!

After our adventures, we came home and watched some TV while my husband went through the games. Most were pretty complete which was awesome. After that we took a nice nap, did some dishes, made green bean casserole and watched the newest episode of Expedition Unknown before it was time for a couple of games.

As a reminder, my husband is Jack (Jr) – 45. I’m Sarah – 36 and our son is Jack (III) – 7.

Anyway, we decided to play Life first. Kiddo got very lucky and got a lot of money right off the bat. He got a little antsy at the end but in general, he really liked the game. We rigged it and kiddo won. After that we played a game called Story Time: Fairy Tale. I really really liked it. LOL but I enjoy silly stories so it was fun.

So, at the end of the day, our family Thanksgiving was untraditional but it was very nice same very us!!!

Life is good!

Family Time Is Precious

Today I gave up my serving shift after a series of really successful bartending shifts in order to spend some time with my number one guys. 

This morning we went out, got some drinks from Speedway and went out to pay some bills. After that, kiddo played in his room and the hubby and I watched Suicide Squad which he saw in the theater but I hadn’t. I actually liked it. 🙂

After that, we set up dinner in the Crock-Pot and headed out to the Budweiser brewery to see the Brewery Lights and see the Clydesdale. It was about 35 degrees outside and dark but the lights were pretty. We walked out to see the horses but got there about an hour too late. Oops! My bad! I had to promise kiddo that we’d go back next week to see the horses. Freaking Mommy fail but when we walked back out, we had a seat by the outside fires and warmed up a bit. All in all, it was a nice walk in the brisk air.

Now, we’re watching WWE Smackdown Live and talking. A WrestleMania ad came on for next year’s show which happens to be in Orlando. 😁😁 Cue my big mouth… “If we happen to be down in Florida by April, we totally have to go to WrestleMania.” He said, “not even WrestleMania… All the Indy wrestling shows that will be in the area will be great to see.” Ummmm…. Yes. Please!!!!!”

So, my wait list availability activates the second week of January so maybe… Just maybe, I’ll get the offer but then!!!!! That’d be AMAZING!!!!!!

As for Thanksgiving, we finally have a plan. It’s a wicked untraditional but hey… That’s what we do. … We’re going to have breakfast at Red Arrow Diner and then we’re off to explore the Manchester cemetery. It’s supposed to snow that day too so I may be able to take some beautiful photos. *fingers crossed*

The Waiting Game

So, going on wait list was the best thing for my family. Uprooting during the holidays would not have worked. However, now I’m thinking about my potential future job all the time. It’s both incredibly exciting and a little nerve racking to be so close to achieving that life long dream!

This morning we started a “Dimes for Disney (Relocation)” jar. I figure that every bit helps and who’s gonna miss a bunch of dimes? Quarters? … I might actually miss that too much. LOL

Tonight I’m bartending at work so at least that is a solid distraction. 😂

I’ll say this as well… My husband homeschools son and is a stay at home dad so the move is pretty easy for us as a family unit.😀