I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Our day started out with what is becoming a family tradition, running the Bonfield Express 5K here in Downers Grove. Last year the entire family participated, either by running or by riding in a stroller. This year, due to Laima's recent knee surgery (healing well), only Tazer, Gaigai and I ran, though we met up with some other families before the start. Gaigai went off with a group of her friends (all highly visible due to fluorescent pink running hats), while I stuck with Tazer and his buddies, at his request. Though he claimed to want a steady pace run, it was the typical sprint, slow down, walk, mostly due to his friends. I think next year we'll work on running a more even pace.
After a leisurely morning brunch, we got cleaned up and headed over to an Aunt's home, where Thanksgiving is held every year. Several hours of outstanding conversation, food, wine, and football later, I grabbed the Little Worker and Munchkin, and headed home. Yesterday I added 2 more varietal grapes to my Wine Century Club project - Carmenere and Prosecco, so it was a successful day in every way possible.
Today we'll set up the christmas tree, then head downtown this afternoon for storytime at the library, a procession to the tree lighting ceremony, followed by the premiere of the train station lighting display. Sometimes it's good to live in what is really a small town.
Have a great weekend all!