Happy Thanksgiving!

Early this morning, I joined Chad and his visiting family to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Paul and Damien didn’t drag themselves out of bed).  It was quite chilly from the wind, but it was worth it to watch such an iconic event.  I didn’t know most of the stars on floats, but I did see Idina Mendez and Kristen Chenoweth, “witch” was awesome.  Andy Williams was not on his float, and later we heard he was just performing, so we were a little bummed about that.
Later we went to the Brick Café for an early dinner.  It was very good, and I didn’t stuff myself into sickness.  The restaurant is very cute; with all the brick, it reminds me of Milwaukee.

My plan had been to stop at my friend Rob’s place for more festivities.  However, I fell asleep and took a ridiculously long nap.  (I had gone to bed irresponsibly late last night.)  I wrinkled my skirt quite badly by sleeping several hours in it 🙂

I have updated my photos, so you can take a peek.  Partway through the parade, my both sets of batteries died, and I had to switch to my phone camera.  I will try to get better pics from Chad.

As for non-holiday-related stuff, I had been offered a job in the Financial Aid dept at school.  But, it was 20 hours/week and did not offer health benefits.  And so I doubt I can take that job.  However, I am also applying for a Graduate Assistant position (like a Teaching Assistant with fewer responsibilities), which *does* offer health benefits with fewer hours and better pay.  I’m crossing my fingers for this.


  1. Ellie says:

    Our fingers are crossed too. We miss you.

  2. Ellie says:

    Great photos!!!

  3. steelbuddha says:

    Good luck, lady.