Thanksgiving Festivities

For Thanksgiving we ended up going back down to see my family in VA.  Although the drive from NJ to VA is only 6-7 hours I can tell that this drive is already going to be a pain when I have to make it.  Knock on wood, I’ll be driving back on Thursday though. (If I can run there is a road race that I really want to do).  I hope so at least.

For me to do the race depends on whether or not I feel comfortable with my knee.  I’m certainly not in good running shape after a solid month off and a few awkward runs in between. (I need to just gain momentum and test it out).  I really want to see some friends more than actually run (I’m looking at you Kris, Theresa and Kristy) so hopefully it all works out.  I wrote about my future training plans yesterday.


Virginia was nice and relaxing.   We always have a relatively small Thanksgiving and it’s normally just my immediate family since most of my relatives live far away (California, northern Canada and Scotland). In unproper blogging technique I forgot to take photos of our Thanksgiving meal.  By forgot I mean I didn’t feel like it. My mom did a great job cooking and we had turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing (my favorite), some vegetables for good measure and pumpkin and oreo pie.  I think it was a relatively standard meal.

This is from 2 years ago but it was similar.
This is from 2 years ago but it was similar.

On Friday night I was able to schedule a 90 minute deep tissue massage (only on my legs).  It was one of the most painful massages I’ve ever gotten but it was worth it.  Today I’m going to try and run (my first time since) so we will see how that goes.

After a stop at one of my favorite restaurants in my area JoJacks, we left for NJ.  Nothing exciting on the road trip back…I was driving so I needed to focus on not speeding.  The police were everywhere (Holiday weekend) and with my little firebird plus the fact I have a tendency to speed is like a little beacon of speeding.  That being said I stayed in the right lane and made it home without being pulled over.

Here is my car.
Here is my car.

On a side note I have come to realize that in NJ everyone speeds.  I was going 70 (in a 60) in the right hand lane and being passed like I was standing still.  I knew the moment I tried to floor it to 80-90 and hang with the left hand crew my blog would become LOLZinJail so I swallowed my pride of school buses and tractor trailers passing me.

In cliff notes my Thanksgiving was:

Relaxing (family)

Adorable (my cat)

I like to sit on car hoods.
I like to sit on car hoods.

Delicious (food)

painful (deep tissue massage)

 grandma style (driving home)

And now back to the grind of looking for more jobs.

Questions for you:

How was your Thanksgiving?

How many speeding tickets have you gotten?

20 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Festivities”

  1. I’ve never had a speeding ticket but I agree it’s hard to balance with driving! It’s not so bad in some parts of Charleston but in a few areas everyone speeds (mostly on the highway that goes to Savannah which is ironically near where I live). If the sign says 60 you gotta drive at least 70 and still get passed! Holidays it’s hard too bc you know the cops will be out and hope you’re not the unlucky one.

    I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving and it was relaxing. I took a few pics but not too many… sometimes it is more fun to enjoy the day than make it blog worthy!

  2. I just got a traffic camera ticket for going 3 MPH above in a school zone – RIGHT at the sign. Annoying. That’s it in the last 10 years, though; before that I got a ticket for going 2 MPH above the limit. ticketed by a cop who didn’t even have radar. It was in a small town that obviously lived off ticket revenue!

  3. When I lived in Montgomery County (the MD side of DC) I got SO MANY TRAFFIC CAM TICKETS. My care was still registered to my Dad though so when the mail came he just hung on to it until I got home not realizing they were time sensitive. NOT COOL.

  4. Haha. I laughed at your food picture from 2 years ago. All food looks the same on Thanksgiving pretty much. I want a massage so bad! Jon has had a stupid membership to a massage place so he has like 15 massages saved that he has to use up before he cancels his membership, so I keep trying to get him to give me some. I even said I’d buy them from him. I think I’ll do that on Friday morning! I drive 80 on all the highways. Like 85ish when I go to Florida cause the speed limit is 70 and not 65.

  5. Reading everyone’s Thanksgiving recaps has been making me extremely jealous (and hungry), so I have to say that I don’t mind your improper blogging technique 😉 And to answer your second question, I’ve lost count of all my tickets — THAT’s how bad it’s been. But I’ve been good for a couple of years! Now watch me get pulled over just for saying that…

  6. Hahaha oh yes, everyone in jersey drives like a maniac. I usually blame my speeding ways on that…it’s in my blood so I can’t help it. I have only gotten one speeding ticket in my driving years, but I know I’ve been lucky more than once, and as my car has gotten older and I’ve become a sissy about driving it too much, I have definitely slowed down. I hope I didn’t just curse my luck where tickets are concerned ha.

  7. I have never been pulled over–knock on wood! I drove my sister back to college and then hopped on the train, and the Thruway traffic was moving. I usually drive around 72 in a 65, and I was constantly getting passed.

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