A Guilt Free Thanksgiving Weekend


I have really been looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend since I went back to work full-time in August. Four whole days in a row with no work responsibilities. Just pure time for me to spend with family and friends. That’s worth more to me than just about anything.

Happily, I soaked up every moment with plenty of pleasure and zero guilt.

Every morning, I woke up and played with Cassie (except one morning, when Daddy kindly let Mommy sleep in!) It was heavenly to sip my coffee, stay in my jammies, and roll around on the floor with her giggling about nothing. When she napped, sometimes I napped, too. Or got caught up with things around the house.

I took Cassie with me to all kinds of places, sometimes with Jay along, sometimes just us girls. My aunt’s house for Thanksgiving, the park, friends’ houses, Walgreens. She also spent a sunny afternoon at Grandma’s house while Jay and I went to a movie (Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. I suggest waiting to rent the DVD or watch it on pay-per-view.) Sometimes, it’s fun to have an afternoon matinee date.

Saturday night was momentous: my first night out with a girlfriend in six-plus months! My best friend Andrea, in town for the holidays, took me out for dinner, shopping, drinks, and dessert. Jay stayed home with Cassie so I could enjoy myself and not worry about getting home at a particular time. Andrea and I whooped it up like the good ol’ days, laughing our fool heads off and just enjoying our vintage friendship (which has aged like a fine wine).

No, I didn’t get any Christmas shopping done. No, I didn’t clean the house or put up any decorations. But I’m not sweating my undone to-do list. I’m celebrating one memorable, wonderful weekend when I could just enjoy being a mom, a wife, a daughter, and a friend.

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4 thoughts on “A Guilt Free Thanksgiving Weekend

  1. Awww Sue! I’m glad you had such a great guilt-free weekend. You deserve it!

  2. Sounds wonderful. You deserve it!

  3. Love the picture! Sounds like you had a great break. I’m happy you got to spend time with your friend. Girlfriend-time is so important! It keeps moms happy and healthy.

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