Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Even though I have been sick, this year was no exception. At the beginning of the week, I started to get a cold. There was no way I was going to let myself be sick over Thanksgiving so I stayed home from school for a couple days and got a lot of sleep in hopes that it would go away. Lucky me, by the time Wednesday rolled around, I was back to feeling normal aside from a little stuffy nose, but I could deal with that.
I spent the day with my mom starting to get dishes prepared for the next day. We made stuffing, chocolate pie, pumpkin buttercream cake, and started brining the turkey.
This year, my mom decided she would do the turkey and desserts, and every body else was in charge of their own side dish. It was actually a lot of fun to have everyone in the kitchen together and gave me a little taste of what it would be like next year when I come home from college for Thanksgiving. Whitney made mac & cheese, Cole was dying for twice baked potatoes, and I chose to make brussel sprouts. When everyone heard that's what I was making, it was usually accompanied by instant groans. Mom and I were the only ones actually looking forward to them.
Thursday came, and the longer I was awake, the more nauseous I started to feel. After hours of feeling like I was on the verge of throwing up, I finally did. As gross as it sounds thought, I instantly felt better. I went into the kitchen and made my brussel sprouts for dinner. We all finished our dishes, Mom set them up on the counter, and we all started dishing up our plates. Seconds after I sat down at the table, I had to hurry off because I knew I was about to throw up again. Turns out throwing up once wasn't magically going to fix everything.
Afterwards, I still got to enjoy my Thanksgiving dinner. And guess what? Dad even enjoyed the brussel sprouts!
Being sick might even be a good thing. Not only did I never have to feel beyond stuffed, I could have even eaten dinner over and over and over again if I wanted to! And hopefully, I'll be done throwing up by the lunch time tomorrow and I can always have my Thanksgiving dinner for lunch.
Getting Ready for the Big Day
Pumpkin Buttercream Cake
Apple Sausage Stuffing
Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Twice Baked Potatoes & Mac and Cheese
Finally Time to Eat!
(thumbs up for brussel sprouts!)
As the mornings continue to get colder and colder, I find that I have less time to get ready in the mornings because I never want to get out of bed. So, casual looks like this one are becoming very common for me.
Anyone can find these basics in their closet
- a white tee shirt
- your favorite pair of jeans (in this case it's my ripped BlankNYC jeans)
- a pair of your favorite sneakers (these gray Adidas are so comfy I could probably sleep in them)
Spice up the outfit with some jewelry, a bralette, and, in this case, a hat and you're ready to go. Want to know my favorite part about an outfit like this? It didn't even take me 3 minutes to do my hair. I pinned it up to the side and let the hat do the rest of the work. The more time I save, the more time I get to lay in bed in the morning:)
So, I have this friend named Amanda who is in hair school with me. I have colored her hair before; she usually liked to do a deep purple, brown color but it always seemed to wash out of her hair super quickly. Her hair faded to a red color that she was not a fan of and decided it was time for a major change. She came to class one day and was telling me about this color line called Pulp Riot that was supposed to be able to go on darker hair, last for nearly 30 washes, and be super vibrant.
After looking at the Pulp Riot Instagram page, she decided that was the next move for her hair. She ended up buying a few different colors, and I was so excited when she asked me if I wanted to color her hair for her. My automatic reply was YES! It isn't every day somebody comes to you and asks for bright, bold colors. The best part? She told me that I could use any techniques I wanted and basically do whatever I wanted to her hair as long as it was the colors that she picked out. Ideas instantly started going through my mind and I was so excited for the weekend to come so I could finally do her hair.
I know a lot of people aren't happy with the candidates we have, but you can't complain about what happens if you don't even go out and vote. Shoutout to the nineteenth amendment because I got to go and fill out a really long paper with a bunch of names on it, but it was worth it because they gave me this cool sticker to wear all day.