Happy Thanksgiving and #ROW80

This year my family decided to do something different for Thanksgiving and get out of town. I’m headed to Mt. Hood in a couple of hours to enjoy a few days of eating and sledding and snowball fights.

Here’s where we’re staying:

Yes, that’s the Timberline Lodge – the hotel from The Shining. I fully expect my sister to wake me at least once by wiggling her finger in my face and saying “redrumredrumredrum.”

Our plan for Thanksgiving is to eat ourselves silly and then take the kids out to play in the snow.  We don’t get much  in the valley, and when we do it’s usually covered in a sheet of ice, so my kids have never been sledding before!

Wish me luck, I’m going to be the one driving and I haven’t ever put chains on my tires.  Actually, I haven’t driven in much snow at all since I was a teenager…why did I volunteer for this job again? :)

Enjoy the holiday, American types, and do yourself a favor and sleep in on Friday.  The 500 pack of socks for 10 cents will still be there later in the day.

Row80 update: I barfed up a whopping 3,279 words on a new pen name short story on Monday. I’m using barf in the best sense of the word – I’d been thinking about the story for a while now and wasn’t in the mood to work on my DBC story, so I thought I’d just get the beginning written.  It took off from there!  I probably would’ve stayed up late and written more, but my husband wanted me to watch How I Met Your Mother with him and my eyes were burning something fierce. I added another 400 words yesterday and have left off in an awesome spot so that I’ll be rarin’ to go on it  when I get back from the mountain.

I also completely reorganized all of my files and finally got the epub version of most of my stories up on All Romance.  A fairly productive beginning to the week that I will now completely ruin by being a sloth for three days.  Yippee!!

Have a good one, y’all.

10 Thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving and #ROW80

  1. Yay for getting out of town! Last year, hubs and I went to Leavenworth. LOVED it and wish we could go again this year. But, alas, we are saving for Hawaii in February. Have super fun in the snow! :)

    Yay for barfing words and getting organized! You have a very positive blog post here. ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Have a great trip! We’re doing the small turky dinner thing. We’re actually going to cheat and have dinner tonight (before we go to my in-laws) tomorrow. The hubby and I are impatient…

  3. Timberline would be an amazing way to spend Thanksgiving. I hope you guys have fun.

    Where can I get this miraculous 500 pairs of socks for ten cents? I would endure the Black Friday crowds for a deal like that .

    • Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit on the socks. :) I was at Freddy’s yesterday and they had about 5 tables piled high, taller than my dad, of sock’s. They were 50% off, but were supposed to be even less expensive on Friday. Probably you could get a 20 pack for $5.

  4. I like doing Thanksgiving dinner out every once in a while! This year we’ll be home, just the four of us. We just got snow today (Driving in snow is a 6 months/year thing in New England) and it looks like good, wet, snowman-worthy stuff! Hopefully we can do some good sculptures tomorrow.

  5. Wow, that’s so cool that you’re staying there! It will be awesome!

    I agree with you about black Friday. Sleep in! That’s the day I’m cooking anyway. I never go out on black Friday. I would rather pay more than be trampled. LOL

    Way to go on the writing spree! That’s just great. You know, I never did get my latest release formatted for All Romance. (I have all my other books in 4 or 5 different formats there.) The low sales I’m getting there makes it barely worth the trouble. I think my books aren’t “hot” enough. :p

    • My books aren’t hot enough either – I’ve made a whopping $2.00 from ARE. :) Oh well! Enjoy all your cooking. We had a blast a the mountain and now we’re all settling in to do nothing for the rest of the day. My favorite. Ha!

  6. Sounds like you’ve had a great week and are set to enjoy a wonderful vacation.

    Drive carefully and enjoy the food, family, and fun.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  7. Oh, have fun with your family!
    Happy thanksgiving ;)

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