I'm on Thanksgiving break currently so I actually forgot it was Monday today until my alarm went off because I also forgot to turn that off. Luckily, I was up before it anyway. I spent most of this weekend making the drive between Texas & Minnesota but then also got in some family time. I hope that everyone had a great weekend & that you have a wonderful week leading up to Thanksgiving!
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Friday was both a short & a long day. As far as work was concerned, it was definitely short. Overall though, it was long. My alarm went off at 5 am like always but I didn't have to leave until a little after 10 because I didn't have to teach until 11:40 thanks to pep rally schedule. That mean I had 5 hours to get 2 workouts in, pack for Minnesota, get my car loaded up, run a couple of errands, & spend time with Nash-o. Work also went by quickly because I only taught from 11:40-3:25.
I skipped softball so that I could get a head start on my drive to Kansas. I thought that by leaving work at 3:30 I could make it to Wichita by 9:30. 6 hours for a 5-5.5 hour drive seemed reasonable. Also, I really wanted to be able to get Blaze Pizza & they close at 10. However, traffic SUCKED until I hit Oklahoma. What should have taken me just over an hour took me almost 2.5 hours. I didn't get settled into my hotel room until almost midnight. Of course Nash thought that it was play time because he had spent the 7 hours napping. He was severely mistaken.
I only got about 4 hours of sleep so I got on the road later than I wanted to. I planned on waking up around 5, feeding Nash, packing up the car, & going. I left about 6:30 because I also kind of sat around & got some work done.
Overall the trip was fairly uneventful. Kansas was gorgeous as it always is. Whenever I'm in Kansas I always think to myself "I could totally live in Kansas!" And I could. I love Texas, I also love Minnesota. I often struggle with which of the 2 I want to live in because one has been the only home I've known as an adult, & the other is where I spent the first 23 years of my life. But then there's the flyover states. The pretty states. The compromise states. Kansas, Missouri, even Oklahoma & Arkansas to a degree. The states that get all 4 seasons but don't necessarily have the extreme heat or cold. The states that are closer to Minnesota but not super far away from Texas. #TheStruggle
Once I hit Iowa I hit snow. It lasted about halfway through the state. Luckily it only added about 45-60 minutes to my drive. I still made it back to Minnesota at a decent time. I was back at my parents' house before 6 pm. My mom made my favorite soup for supper, chicken wild rice, which was nice because I had only had fast food the rest of the day. Hardees & Dunkin Donuts for breakfast, Chick-Fil-A for lunch.
Sunday morning was pretty much a hit the ground running scenario since my dad's side of the family came over for "Thanksgiving." The morning started with coffee, taking Nash out, & then running a couple of errands. Apparently the meme dog lives in my hometown lol.
Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year & this year I'm lucky enough to get two! It was good to see almost all of my extended family on my dad's side, only 2 cousins were missing. The Vikings also played that night but I didn't make it through the whole game because I was so exhausted. I figured at 0-14 it was a good enough time to go to bed since we were clearly not in the game. I woke up to see we had decided to show up but still not win at 20-25.