Thanks for your patience with me, ladies - after about a week and a half of work and travel, I'm back in bloggie action again, though I think I have loads of catching up to do!
Can you believe that for those of us stateside, it is less than two weeks from Thanksgiving (is it that time of year already)? Which also means - I love how most stores just bypass turkey day and jump straight into twinkly lights and garlands - that the great big holiday of giving is also near. Which also means that is almost another year done! OK, one anxiety attack at a time, Lisa ...
Typically, BF and I would go to one of our families' to celebrate, or we would do an orphan's day, where a bunch of us not going home would get together and "commiserate." Honestly, as much as we love our families, sometimes it is nice to have a drama-free holiday with a bunch of friends, where we would gather at someone's house with football on in the background, imbibe too many beverages, watch the guys in the backyard try not to burn the neighborhood down frying a turkey and then stuff ourselves stupid. Most importantly, we usually divvied up the cooking responsibility so everyone bought a different dish and not one person was saddled with the responsibility to cook for a small army.
This year, with BF's work schedule, we decided to buck our normal traditions and instead do Thanksgiving at home - meaning on our own, no families, no friends. Surprisingly the most difficult part has not been telling our families we're "abandoning" them - we each have siblings whose families will be with our respective parents, so cooking/swearing/good-natured arguing/consuming will be done regardless - but trying to figure out a traditional menu consumable for just two people.
At this point we're looking to order the smallest deep-fried turkey we can find (once you go deep-fried, you'll never go back, seriously) and then making our own sides. I know that is almost plain lazy for this cook-til-you-drop holiday, but I ain't slaving in the kitchen all day for just two people!
What are your turkey day traditions? Are there any you wish you could avoid, or ones that it wouldn't feel like Thanksgiving if you did without?
Top: Forever 21 dolman birds (check stores, sim here, here, here, solid here)
Skirt: J.Crew No. 2 double-serge (cas version here)
Belt: UO Deena & Ozzy stretch (sim here, like snakebite in ivory)
Shoes: Boutique 9 via Anthropologie botanist heeled (worn here - same here, sim suede here)
Earrings: T+J Designs stone dangle