Well, wasn't that a great, unexpected vacation from pretty much everything?
I didn't go to work for five days. I don't think I have had that much time away from work since Christmas and New Year's 2012. It was lovely. Since I wasn't at work, I wasn't in front of a computer. Now I have lots to catch up on, and I want to catch you up on me.
Thanksgiving was nice. We spent it with my mom's family, at my aunt's house about 45 minutes away. Our contribution to the meal was homemade vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, candied pecans, and a cinnamon chocolate sauce. It was a hit!
We went and saw Catching Fire. I loved the Hunger Games books but didn't care much for the first movie (honestly? I fell asleep). I didn't want to see Catching Fire but there was nothing else going on Thanksgiving night so we did. The internet was so OMGCRAZY over it and I liked it, but it wasn't the best thing ever. I think it's a very faithful adaptation of the book so perhaps I just wasn't wowed?
Lots of lazy time with this snuggle muffin, who is clearly tired of his mamarazzi.
There was nothing we had to have on Black Friday, so we went out for breakfast at Pecan Creek Grill (one of my favorites) and out looking for some deals. There was surprisingly little traffic and not a ton of people in the center we were in. It was a pleasant shopping experience! I also finally watched Pitch Perfect and this is another thing that I am going to have to agree to disagree with the internet on. I mean Fat Amy was pretty funny but the songs mostly got on my nerves and I felt like the entire movie was trying too hard to be quotable.
On Saturday, Revival Market was doing kolaches. They do a different breakfast item every weekend and kolaches are by far my favorite. This time, they had lemon and cream (too tart, which was a bummer), apple-pecan (amazing and my favorite), boudin (yum) and sausage and cheese (also really good, but kind of small). We killed time until the liquor store opened because Andrew was looking for a certain beer, had no luck, and then just came home to hang out. I watched This is 40 (we have free HBO this weekend, I should mention) and wow, it was kind of depressing. I mean the characters' fights were so real it was like watching an unscripted reality show. It kind of went nowhere and just felt like an excuse for Judd Apatow's crew to get together, have fun, and get paid. It isn't the worst thing I ever watched and there were a few funny parts, but I don't need to see it again.
Kolaches to share and a flat white for Andrew, so pretty!
So that just about catches you up on what's happening with me. I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you...
Linking up with Sami and Leeann!