Weekend Show and Tell

20 Nov

We are all about the Holidays this weekend, which for those of you that know me, is kind of weird. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a total Grinch. Not total. I just tend to be overwhelmed by the hoopla around the Holidays, Christmas in particular.  However, I like Thanksgiving. I like Thanksgiving a lot, probably because I love to cook and Thanksgiving has been a personal Top Chef contest between me, myself and I every year.  Even when the girls spend the actual Thanksgiving holidays with their other parents, I would cook Thanksgiving the previous weekend just so I didn’t miss out on the opportunity.

This is the first year in my memory that I will not cook Thanksgiving dinner. Brett will be recovering in the hospital from a hip replacement, which will happen this week. Yep, you heard me right. A hip replacement. At 39. That’s what you get when you punish your body with all kinds of snowboarding and cycling. He said the hospital makes a Thanksgiving dinner for the patients, but I just can’t imagine that. I will most likely pick up something from a restaurant to take to him because I can’t imagine putting in all the work for two people. (Then again, maybe I will. I may need a Thanksgiving 12-step program.)

So I am getting in my Thanksgiving fix by featuring the holiday on this Weekend Show and Tell.

I also geek out with holiday movies. For me, that is the best thing about the season. And as you know, we are all about Peanuts so the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a favorite. Maeve says that the bonus episode on the DVD ‘The Mayflower Voyage’ is her favorite. We are so geeky that we even watched the History Channel ‘The Real History of Thanksgiving’.

I also really love the movie ‘Home for the Holidays’ with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey, Jr directed by Jodie Foster. The great thing about this movie is that it goes there. You know what I mean. It’s the totally unpolished look at what an American Thanksgiving looks like, warts and crazies and all. Except Dylan McDermott never turned up at any of our Thanksgiving dinners. The best part is the parent’s house. Check out the awesome kitchen.

I also ran across a post from 1950s Atomic Ranch House with vintage Thanksgiving magazine ads. What a hoot! You know, turkey really does go better with a Lucky Strike. Plus, could that sandwich in the Coke ad look and less appetizing?

We will be volunteering at the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market special Harvest market today.  And then later, Clark Brett will be hanging up Christmas lights since he won’t be walking much after Tuesday. Be on the lookout for posts on our first Christmas in MCM style.


2 Responses to “Weekend Show and Tell”

  1. Tina November 21, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Love the new header!

    • Brandy November 21, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Thanks! I am a writer not a designer, so I decided to enlist some help. I am working with Stephanie from Dirt and Lace designs for a little blog facelift and the header was step 1. Glad you like it! I love it.


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