Friday, November 19, 2010

Domestic Bliss

It was announced last week at work that we'd be given the week of Thanksgiving off. I was thrilled, excited, relieved, and as I sit here during the final hours of Friday before Thanksgiving, I can barely contain myself!
And then it hit me. I am really ridiculously excited to do certain things that most people detest. My to-do list for next week before we head up to Arrowhead for Thanksgiving includes, but is not limited to:
  • Hit up the county clerk's office to pick up our marriage certificate
  • Hit up the Social Security office, with said marriage certificate in hand, to change my last name (so long Podlas, it's been real)
  • Stand in line at the dreadful, bureacracy-ridden Department of Motor Vehicles to get a new driver's license reflecting said new last name
  • Make multiple returns to stores at the mall in the crazy Thanksgiving week rush
  • Get an oil change
  • Clean out my car
  • Visit the doctor

Not to fear, I'll be having some fun too. I can't wait to make time for:

  • Sorting through over 2,000 wedding photos
  • Baking a new recipe I found for pumpkin whole-wheat bread (see post below...haha)
  • Having long lunches with a couple friends
  • Send some thank-you notes and holiday cards
  • Shopping for a few gifts
  • Experimenting with what I learn here tonight
  • Cleaning the apartment (aka cleaning up life)
  • Getting a mani/pedi
  • Helping prepare some Thanksgiving goodies for the cabin
  • Planning a vacation or two :)

What are your Thanksgiving plans? What are you most looking forward to? Come on, speak up. I know there are more than 2 of you out there!


k.c. said...

i want one of those long lunches!!!

Eden said...

Hi Taryn!!!
I am loving your wedding pictures, blog posts, and essentially stalking your life at the present =) It really does sound like domestic bliss! So happy for you.

I'm excited that my family is celebrating Thanksgiving again this year... every year for my entire life Thanksgiving was my family's big holiday. Last year was the first Thanksgiving after my grandfather passed away and my mom and her siblings were too emotional to make it happen. But this year it's ON and I'm so excited. It's what he would want.

Wishing you and your husband (!) a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving (aka official beginning to the holiday season, woooo!)