Thanksgiving Highlights


Do you want to know what I was most thankful for yesterday?

Not having to put a bra on my body until 2:30 pm.

I am sorry if this is too much information but it’s the truth and I like to keep things real around here.

I don’t care what size bra you wear, that thing is annoying, signifies structure (literally), obligations and needing to be somewhere.

And I needed a break from it.

I did my usual blog ->eat ->run ->shower->eat routine yesterday morning but instead of getting dressed at that point for the day, I indulged myself in the physical freedom of my favorite not-leaving-the-house-hope-no-one-rings-the-doorbell ensemble:

Oversized Butter sweatpants (is Butter still cool?), Islanders hooded sweatshirt and my hair up in a bun.

It was glorious. As were my cookies.

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies

Baking oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies after a seven-mile run with a cup of coffee in one hand, the parade on the television and no bra on my body is now high on my list of favorite things to do.


Having my son home while I baked meant extra hands at the cooling rack.

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies

Can we blame him?

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies

My oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies were a hit as usual. I think I will share the recipe with you next week, okay?

I kept his hands out of the double crumb apple crisp. I picked out some of the apples though, for testing purposes obviously.

double crumb apple crisp

Serious crumbs.

double crumb apple crisp

I did not want to get dressed by the time 2:30 pm rolled around to leave for the city but I am glad that I did.

thanksgiving dinner table

My aunt sets such a beautiful table that I don’t think my bra-less ensemble would have blended all that well.

I am forever reminded as to why I made sure that my aunt was in attendance for all meetings with the florist for my wedding.

thanksgiving dinner table

Oh, the food? Yeah, that’s always amazing too.


I am noticing now that I missed the salads but you get the idea.


Who needs turkey when you have so many side dishes?

thanksgiving dinner plate

I had a few rounds that looked like the plate above.

And a few rounds of dessert from the table below…


One day I will learn to stop at one plate for dessert. Yesterday was not that day.


So it’s Black Friday. I am recalling my post last year when I said it’s Black Friday and of course I woke up hungry.

Just because we ate more than the usual last night does not mean we skip breakfast or do anything any different from the normal today when it comes to our eating.

Proceed as usual please. It was one day of eating, let it go. Thanks.

Will I be shopping today? Good question. The only thing of interest to me in my overloaded inbox of Black Friday sales which I started receiving on Tuesday is the possibility of a good deal on the Pure Barre website for more DVD’s.

Yes, I am extremely selfish and only thinking of myself at the moment instead of buying gifts for other people.

Are you shopping today?

How was your Thanksgiving? What did you eat?

What’s your favorite lounge-around outfit?




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  1. says

    If I could I would never change out of sweatpants. I also hate wearing bras. I never wear them at home.
    No shopping for me today! Im planning to do most of it online when I get back home.
    We had Thanksgiving at Rob’s uncles house and there were about 50 people there, and lots of people brought dishes. There were alot of options so I tried a little bit of a lot of stuff! My favorites were all the potatoes…candied sweets, mashed, and some cheese kind.
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  2. says

    I am not leaving the house today, unless I decide to go for a run, which means I intend to be braless all day today and eat Thanksgiving leftovers while doing nothing more pressing than catching up on my blog reading. 🙂

  3. says

    I seriously couldn’t handle signing in to IG yesterday and seeing everyone post their delicious meals. But at the same time, the holiday mentality was kind of contagious, and I ended up feeling like it was Thanksgiving up here as well… minus the turkey dinner 😆 As for what I’ll be up to this weekend…. definitely not shopping, and hopefully managing to survive the snowpocalyse that hit us yesterday.
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  4. says

    Totally agree that it’s business as usual in the eating dept on black Friday, although I did wind up eating leftovers with every meal, that’s part of the charm 🙂 I really don’t ever change out of lounge clothes. They have to be really stretchy or loose. Since I’m not given much of a reason to change this, I don’t! I also try to get away being bra-less most of the time. Not too difficult for me actually!
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  5. says

    I’m with you on going braless! That thing comes off the moment I get home and doesn’t come back on until I leave again.

    I online shopped yesterday 🙂 I got a few things for others and of course, a few little things for me!
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  6. says

    Now THAT is a huge dessert table! Man, I’m jealous! Haha. And the apple pie does look quite yummy. Apple pie is one of my favorites, but honestly?….I just love pie. Oh and can we just designate one day of each week as no-bra day? Braless day?
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