Going back to work after a long holiday weekend is the worst.
It’s especially the worst when you’ve got abdominal pain like nobody’s business. I’ve been having stomach problems for nearly 6 months now, and though all the food was delicious, the fact that I had three, count ‘em, 3 Thanksgiving meals didn’t help. My body is screaming for help.
What are your tried and true at-home stomach remedies? For upset stomach, nausea, acid reflux — SPILL! I need it all.
Back to the subject at hand:
Thanksgiving. We had three of them. Two on Thursday (above: my family’s, below: his dad’s) and one on Friday (right: his mom’s). I love seeing all the differences in family traditions: my family shows up early in the day, mostly clad in sweatpants, and does everything buffet style. Our other thanksgivings were a little less casual, with sit down dinners. And I’m pretty sure they had no sandal-wearers at the table.
Friday morning, we went on a little hike in Napa (where most of T-Man’s family lives) with T’s brother to burn off some turkey. Northern California had beautiful weather all weekend!
We came back to Sacramento on Saturday to celebrate (har har, see the name of the beer?) T-Man’s birthday with our friends…….Which led to Sunday brunch at Golden Bear. We’ve been to Golden Bear many times, usually for dinner, or late night drinks, but never brunch! I got Chilaquiles (top) with an over easy egg on top…chilaquiles are quickly becoming my favorite brunch item! T-Man got the Breakfast Lucy (bottom), which is a ridiculous open-faced spin on their normal Juicy Lucy burger. Our friends got the breakfast sando and breakfast burrito and were both also satisfied. Golden Bear might have to be our new go-to brunch spot!
After brunch, I went to my parents’ house to help put up holiday decorations. Check out all those boxes we lug down from the attic every year! Also, my mom gave me a couple of books to bring home. Story of my life: baking cookies and having stomach problems. FML.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t let the Monday blues get you down! (and I will try to do the same :-P)