Weeeeeee Week

November 23rd


Have you seen that insurance commercial where the pig in the back seat of the car is screaming “weeeeee!” all the way home?  Not to invite the pig references during a week when I will wear stretchy pants to any occasion I can manage, but weeeeeeee! To play the role of Captain Obvious for a moment, it is Thanksgiving week!

Say it with me: weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The happiness tied to Thanksgiving has changed with time. When I was young, it was a gloriously long weekend of doing nothing with my mom and grandma. This often included being pulled from one department store to another in search of discount Christmas gifts. It always included time around the table, stories from family members and feeling overwhelmingly loved.

While I’ve long since stopped doing the department store discount disco (Black Friday Breakdance/Target Tango/Walmart Mambo), this week thankfully still means family. My parents will be in from Texas — the first time I’ve seen my mama since her surgeries earlier this fall. My grandparents are cooking a feast and there is a possibility I’ll get to see my extended family too. As a geographic orphan, having my family this close for a bit of time makes me scream “weeeeeeeeeee!” (At least until the first inquiry into my non-married status is made. Then the “weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees” will take a more chardonnay tinted “weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeurp!”)

I’m also continuing my stake in the holiday tradition pool this week. While Matt and Rebecca have Mattmas, the Couture/Mitterers have Christmas Eve Movie and Booze festivus, the Tolars have Christmas day brunch cornered, the Disbrows and Wrights have the market on Sunday Funday — I’m marking my territory for the cinnamon-roll-delivery-Thanksgiving-Day tradition.  As you can imagine, there aren’t many protesters. A few friends will receive a platter of warm cinnamon rolls delivered bright and early Thursday morning (with an overly sappy note on why I am thankful for them, of course.)

This year I’m trying a new recipe. Nevermind, why mess with the best? Ree’s cooking is superb. I’m also responsible for a pumpkin pie for Grandma’s house. Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandma’s house in Tucson I go…



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9 Responses

  1. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving week! 🙂

  2. Weeeee! Have a great time!

  3. Karel aka SWS aka Moms November 23, 2010

    Well, then, we’ll have to stay away from that question. I’m not worried about ME asking, but I sure hope no one else asks. I’d hate to see you weeeeeeeeurp all over yourself on Thanksgiving Day!
    Can’t wait to SEE you, Kelli.

  4. Wee-weeee- WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! That commercial cracks. me. up. If anyone asks you about getting married, tell them you are looking for a few good sister-wives. It might shut them up long enough for you to make a getaway… 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving, blog-buddy! I am thankful for you and your perspective.

  5. I absolutely LOVE that commercial! I’m singing WEEEEEEE too but my teeth are chattering up here in the cold cold snowy North. Still I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and warm memories with the family. I’ll be doing the 5K Turkey Trot in 18 degrees and then serving dinner to dear dear friends!
    Enjoy Your Holiday Kelli!

  6. Have a lot of fun and love with your family Kelli, we all have to give thanks for something….

  7. Happy Thanksgiving & have enjoy the time with your family!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Kelli!

  9. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family!