November 27, 2019

I thought I understood Thanksgiving but I'm not so sure anymore. It's a holiday to be thankful for what you have and to be together with family and friends. It's also the official kickoff to the holiday season. You end up eating way too much food and feeling guilty all throughout the holiday season. You go to parties and holiday events. You drink at those events and continue onto bars to meet up with friends from other parties and socials. You buy a bunch of presents and send holiday cards. All of this stuff just adds to more waste. Let's focus on creating experiences and keeping them as memories. We don't need any more crap. One toy may be great one year and dies in appreciation the next month. Gift me subscriptions to streaming services.

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us yet again. This will be my fourth Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City. When I lived in Dallas, I used to drive home to NOLA for Thanksgiving and go home again for Christmas. I stopped doing that after moving to New York. The two holidays are way too close to one another to warrant two trips home. Instead, I hang out with the Bullards for their Thanksgiving feast. Marci is out this week. She's in France and the UK while we are house sitting for her. The pups are so easy to care for. They just want their treats when I arrive and to let them out. Other than that, they do their own thing. They may stare at you if you are eating something, but it's not like they are begging. I'm thinking about taking them over to play with Harry later this week. The Stinnett holiday party was a hit and we walked away with a Sonos speaker. This gets us to four speakers in total for the new house. The Apple TV that Chuck got for us comes with a year's subscription to Apple TV+. The only subscription service we are missing now is Disney+, which The Catos will gladly share. The move into the new home is almost here. We still haven't packed anything since we've been living in limbo since May. What's another two weeks at the smaller house?