Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Coming out of the weekend in one piece

So...I survived Thanksgiving weekend here. Friday night was meet all of the BF's friends and despite the fact that I don't watch Dr. Who I think I did okay overall. Saturday morning was a group run with my San Francisco ladies. They were planning on an hour out, an hour back and I was really mostly along for the ride. We started downtown at the YMCA and made it all the way to Edworthy in our hour. On the way back Stacey and I kept a pretty good pace together and kept picking the pace up a bit, resulting in a bit of a negative split. We finished up with 10.2 miles in 1:56:37. A few of us gathered for coffee and a bite to eat, and then it was time to move on. Saturday afternoon was Thanksgiving Dinner #1 at my sister-in-law's mom's place. We chowed down on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots and pumpkin pie. It was a good time with family, but then it was time to head off to the Flames vs. Canucks game for the 8 pm puck drop. So, I hemmed and hawed about whether to visually show my support for my beloved Canucks by wearing a shirt and well...I'm sure you are all dying to know the answer. I decided that since my opportunities to go to a Canucks games are few and far between I went for the shirt - a t-shirt my brother had given me a few years back with their classic NHL logo on it, and Trevor Linden's name and number of the back. I certainly heard a few things about it in the box, let me tell you...but I'm glad I went for it. By the way - this box...wow! On the center line, facing the benches - the view was amazing. The Flames scored first, leaving things 1-0 at the end of the first period. In the second period the Canucks took full advantage of the power plays and came out with a 3-1 lead. Things looked good until the Flames were able to claw their way back to a 3-3 tie in regulation. Overtime.... The Flames took a penalty with 12 sec left to play, and with 4.7 sec left on the clock the Canucks made the most of their man advantage and came away with a 4-3 win. Hurrah!! The shirt made an interesting talking point with the other folks in the box, and at least I didn't have to walk shame faced out of the stadium. Sunday was a drive up north to Edmonton to meet the BF's paternal grandparents for Thanksgiving Dinner #2 at their place. This time it was ham, scalloped potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and pumpkin pie for dinner. It was fun meeting a few of the family members and I think I managed to survive this key meeting too. Monday I contemplated running for a few minutes, but really I wanted to make the most of a relaxing weekend and it just didn't happen. In the evening it was off to my brother and sister-in-law's for Thanksgiving Dinner #3. Major kudos to those two on an amazing meal - roasted veggie soup, turkey breasts wrapped in oodles of bacon and smoked over maple, mashed potatoes, carrots and cornbread and chorizo stuffing. I supplied the cranberries (done in port with orange zest) and the dessert (apple, cranberry and raisin crisp) and it was truly a feast. All in all, a great weekend. Now time to get back to running..!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Holy thanksgiving meals batman! I would weight like 500 lbs, as Thanksgiving US style is my favorite food and meal of all time. Stuffing..potatoes... oh is it here yet.