Today I’m sharing a recap of my Thanksgiving weekend.
This past long weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada. Yesterday was a stat holiday so I took the day off from blogging too. Today I’m back at it with a look at how I spent the weekend.
My brother and I had come up with the idea to order food from a local brewery for Thanksgiving dinner instead of cooking this year. We decided that we’d eat on Saturday, so on Friday I was busy getting the Thanksgiving table set up in the dining room. My parents got those dishes as a wedding gift and they’ve always been considered the “fancy dishes” that we use during holiday meals – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.
We got out food from Prairie Dog Brewing. We almost ordered from them for my dad’s birthday over the summer. My brother had eaten there before for a friend’s birthday and said that the food was really good. My boyfriend has also gotten their brisket and said that it was delicious. I was also up for the barbecue for Thanksgiving so it was an easy choice to make.
We ended up getting one of their platters. We were able to get a little bit of everything which was great because we all got to find out favorites. Everything was really good – even considering I’m not a huge meat person. My favorites were the smoked chicken, pastrami, and apple slaw. It was also really nice to not have to cook. Since the platter included so much food we also had a good amount of leftovers. Part of having a big holiday meal is being able to take advantage of leftovers, so we were all happy about being able to enjoy the leftovers since Saturday.
Sunday morning definitely felt like fall while I was out getting some errands done. The days are getting shorter – the sun is coming up later and it’s setting earlier. It was chilly at 9 am before the sun had a chance to warm up the air. We’ve had such a nice fall here in Calgary this year. Most years it feels like the weather goes straight from summer to winter with little to no transition in between. Thankfully that hasn’t been the case this year.
Fall is definitely my favorite time of year when it comes to clothing. I’m all about the darker, more saturated colors, the layers, and all things cozy. Sunday I wore a herringbone vest (affiliate link), chambray shirt (affiliate link), black bootcut jeans (affiliate link), camel flats (affiliate link), and a layered pearl necklace (affiliate link). Most of those things will take you to similar items because I bought most pieces of the outfit over the last year or two.
My brother and I were able to have a couple friends over in the backyard for a socially distanced get together. It was so nice to be able to see them (they’re a brother and sister pair too!) and catch up while also staying safe. I’ve definitely missed being able to see people since the pandemic started back in March, but I’m glad that we’re starting to be able to spend time with people again while still doing it safely. It definitely looks different than it did before, but we’re making it work. Instead of playing some board games like we would have before we all had our own lawn chairs spread out in the backyard while we were bundled up in coats and blankets.
Since Monday was a stat holiday I spent some time with my boyfriend and his bulldog, Winston. While we’re still not spending as much time together as we did pre-pandemic it always makes me happy to be able to see them. It makes you realize how much I took for granted being able to see them whenever I wanted before. We walked Winston and then watched a documentary on Netflix about Dolly Parton.
I also spent some time this weekend reading Who Do You Love (affiliate link) by Jennifer Weiner. The more I read of it the more I’m really enjoying it. Jennifer Weiner is a favorite author of mine so I was pretty sure that I would like Who Do You Love.
If you’re in Canada did you celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend? What was the highlight of your weekend?
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