Thankfully Reading Weekend!

Can you believe that it is almost Thanksgiving!? Where on earth did the month of November go? I feel like we were just celebrating Halloween. This time of year always flies by and I always get so caught up in the hustle and bustle that before I know it, the new year is upon us.

Thanksgiving is a busy time for us, more so than Christmas, actually. Our schedule with Madeline's mom allows us to spend Thanksgiving with her, but this year it will only be for part of the day. Unfortunately, Barrett works Thanksgiving and goes in at 12:30, so Madeline will be going back to her mother's house and will not be coming to Thanksgiving with my family, which is where the 3 of us normally spend it. We had planned to visit both Bear's family and my family, but that didn't work out. It's unfortunate the way it did work out this year, but I am grateful we get to spend the morning with her and she will be at our home for the rest of the weekend. Much of my family will still be in town, so on Friday we will be able to get together (thank goodness Bear has Friday's off!!) and have a second Thanksgiving - and avoid anything relating to that awful Black Friday nonsense!

With this being a pretty busy time of the year for me, I am signing up for Jenn's annual Thankfully Reading Weekend with the intention of just reading what I can. I'm not going to create a book stack or set goals for myself, because I know I won't be able to meet them. This is going to be a relaxed reading weekend for me, mostly at night because our days will be busy. I'm also thinking of incorporating Wednesday into my reading weekend (unofficially) because I have the day off and will have a quiet house.

For those of you who don't know... here are the rules:
Rules? There are none! Our goal is just to devote a good amount of time to reading during this holiday weekend. Thankfully Reading runs from Thursday, November 27th to Sunday, November 30th and you can sign up by adding your linky to Jenn's opening post. We're also using the hashtag #thankfullyreading for all your twitter and instagram sharing pleasures. Join in the fun and sign up today!

So, what are your Thanksgiving plans this year? Will you be avoiding the crowds on Black Friday and reading instead?

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  1. Like you, I'm starting today too because I have the day off too and we're expecting snow (as I'm sure you are too) so we're probably not going anywhere. We were going to see Mockingjay, Part 1, but with the snow and even though it's in a theater right here in town where we live, we might end up being too lazy to dig out right away. We'll see, though. Unlike you, I do have a stack of books from which to choose, but I might go off "point" if a book or two comes in from on hold from the library (online so don't have to go out). Thanksgiving will be just me and my wife this year because she goes into work Thursday night/Friday morning (911 dispatcher) but we're still having turkey and pumpkin pie so it's all good. :) Hope you and Bear and your families (those with whom you are able to meet anyway, and even those you're not) have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.