Friday, November 26, 2010

"Janie's Got A Gun" - Aerosmith

How was yesterday in 5 [errr 6] words?

The
[freaking]
Best
Thanksgiving
Day
Ever.

I got up a weeee bit too early.  I was going to run with M1 & M2 but as M2 said, "It's too cold to run outside today".  nice [we Arizona peeps might be wimps].  M1 & M2 - we are running together in the first anual "Emz 5k Cold Stumble" - you pick the date, time & place and I am there!

So instead I did this:

I did run with my sliding door open.  Ahhhhh, nature.

Now bring on the cooking.

Only one fight with the Pita in the kitchen in three hours --- pretty freaking great. 
That's one for the record books.  YAY!

Dinner [I must say] . . was AMAZING.

The blue cheese mashed potatoes - insane.
Prime rib - ended up being - even better than I had thought.
We ended up roasting a thyme, lime & garlic chicken - which we didn't even slice into.
Forgot the stuffing in the oven.  [it was off, thank goodness]
The rolls - yum.  The orange rolls - yummier.

After dinner relaxing . . . . turned into a gun show. [I'll spare you the photos of my huge biceps] ;)

Janie's Papa's Got a Gun"

The company - the best.

Dessert fabulous [in my sweet apron].

The Saints winning - the icing on the cake - pie.

Fabulous Day.

And . . . . .

Happy Birthday to you Ang!!

We love you!!

59 comments:

Karine said...

Thanks for a GREAT DAY. Amen to this post. Must say it is a little "disarming" to see Papa toting heat. xoxoxoxox

Big Daddy Diesel said...

HAppy Thanksgiving, Gobble Wobble

RunningLaur said...

Congrats on a perfect Thanksgiving! And it cracks me up that you added 'nature' to your morning run :)

Allie said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving!! Sounds like the perfect day :)

Tom said...

I dare you to try and keep the perfect day going all weekend. Happy Thanksgiving.

Emz said...

RL - it w a s cold. ;)

Tom - game on!! Shopping now.... So still perfect as of 10:13am. ;)

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Your apron's cute. YAH SAINTS! They just about put me into cardiac arrest though, and I got thrown out of the living room for shouting.

Patrick Mahoney said...

I know I do this all the time and I'm sorry but why 22.64? Are you doing it on a time or? Because my brain would never let me do that. If I'm running a route, length is not an issue because it's as long as it is. But on a treadmill when I'm in control, well you know my thing about rounding.

I'm liking freaking out over here.

Pam said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Marlene said...

You definitely earned your meal! Sounds like a delicious day. :)

Emz said...

Patrick - it always has to end in "4". :)

Patrick Mahoney said...

4 real? Then we'll have to agree to disagree. My stance on rounding is not negotiable.

Hoping I get the shirt today so I can rock it at the gym later. And THEN I am going to break a cardinal rule and wear cotton while running (over a tech L/S) and take pictures for the blog. Now what?

Jason said...

22.64???? I mean really? You have the mental fortitude to send you to Iraq with all of our secrets and if you get caught we know that nothing is coming out because that long on a treadmill will be harder than any torture you might have to endure.

Happy to hear that the T-Day went swimmingly.

Wore the PRR tech shirt in the Turkey Trot yesterday. Picture is on my post today. And the best part was a dude with a mohawk running and I pimped Ron's site to him during the run.

Enjoy the shopping....do you have your heels on? And did you beat the Target lady?

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

You are a rockstar Emz - 22.64!!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

22.64 steps, might be a new record. And running with the door open at 65 degrees? That's just crazy! First there was running skirts and now running aprons? With a gun? Are you training for a biathlon?

Sarah said...

Sounds so delicious! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. :)

Emz said...

Patrick - need photos. Post. Post.

Jason - uggg. I shopped in my brooks. I'm such a loser.

Kovas - I was still sweating. Can you believe it?!

Jeff - too kind.

ShutUpandRun said...

Happy day to you my friend. Only you caould find a way to feel nature while on the treadmill.

Caratunk Girl said...

NICE. I will have to say I do not believe it could ever be too cold in AZ for me to run outside, too hot, maybe. :) I am a heat wimp.

So happy you had a great day, love the daddy's got a gun pictures. So funny!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Your mileage continues to astound me!!! You earn several turkey dinners with that run!!

Her Name is Rio said...

Your mileage continues to amaze me! Sounds like a great holiday with loved ones and tasty sounding food!

Teamarcia said...

Darn it I'll have to remember to suggest a gun show when things get boring next year!
My MIL spilled turkey juice and had an oven fire...and it wasn't even her oven. Oops!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

You are so mentally tough to be able to run that mileage on the dreadmill. I'll take the cold any day over that mileage on the mill. You are superwoman!

misszippy said...

And I would have needed that gun if I had been on the treadmill that long! You are amazing. I simply could NOT do that!

Karen said...

I do have to agree...the Saints win was one of the highlights of the day! :0) Sounds like you had an awesome Thanksgiving!! :0)

Colleen said...

Your family looks so fun!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

Hi emz! how was your Target trip today? Mine was fine. Not a lot people. Set a new shopping PR ;p

Cathy said...

Am I reading that right? 22.64 miles? On Thanksgiving morning? You amaze me! Good for you!

She said I need a goal said...

Shouldn't you wear 'the buckle' OVER the apron?? Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Quinton J said...

Nice work on the meal. Unlike Patrick...I'm thinkin' there is no other number that you could've stopped at...it HAD to be 22.64.

And that blue and orange shirt is flippin' hot.

...Or just nice if 'hot' is too much.

Quinton J said...

one more thing...that photo with Peanut is awesome. She looks SO happy and content with her 2 favorite women.

Shawn said...

So...no one asked...did Papa shoot the Zebra that's on the couch....or sorry, sofa? Is he a good shot? Is the Zebra bigger than Hubby? (he looks BIG in pictures!!!! Hope you had a great bird day and kudos to you for running that distance to prepare for stuffing

Raegun said...

You had me at 'blue cheese mashed potatoes'....oh my! Glad to hear you had such a great Thanksgiving.

termite said...

awesome that you got up to run! sounds like you have a wonderful day as well!

*the game was so much fun! of course i love to win. :D
the new Texas Stadium is just the most amazing structure i've ever seen. (it holds 110K ppls) it's just massive. the Dallas fans were amazingly nice to all of us "who dat's" ;-)

have a wonderful holiday emz!
i look forward to the marathon!!

Char said...

Serious food envy here. Why doesn't Australia have Thanksgiving? All our (scrub) turkeys are running around thumbing their noses and laughing at their Yankee counterparts.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

You are the one I think about when people say I spend too much time on the treadmill! That is freakin' awesome! (Love that you ran with "nature" through the door.)

Any chance at convincing you to reveal the family prime rib secret recipe???

My MIL's name is Janie... and she most definitely, does NOT, have a gun.

Emz said...

Leslie - you bet cha. The recipe will be posted ASAP!!

Char - hilarious. Love your comment.

Q - she said it was "one of the best days...ever" = happy emz.

Termite - stadium looks amazing. Yay for nice fans!!

Shawn - the zebra is a drop cloth/nap sheet. Leather [white leather] is no fun to eat on/nap [with full tummies on]. ;)

Aimee said...

Yay for a great Thanksgiving day! We had a wonderful day too! :)

Karen R said...

Look at you stylin that magnificent apron :)

Happy Thanksgiving/shopping weekend!

Stacie said...

LOVED the gun show :)
Holidays just aren't the same without a firearm or two. Great job on getting in the miles. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Peanut is such a cutie. Great pics.

Kathy said...

Wow!! Fantastic mileage!! So inspiring!! :)

Thank you for sharing this!

ps. hope you will follow my blog! Just getting back from a blog land hiadus! Missed the community mucho, much love! :)

Mark said...

Nothing really says "giving thanks" like a nice run, then breaking out the semi-automatic weapons.

Ahh... America.

Emz said...

Mark - best comment ever.
Good ole'

U S of [freakin] A !

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

WHAT!! You are my hero! On a treadmill? I am a wuss with the cold too:) Those blue cheese mashed potatoes sound amazing. I need that recipe! You look gorgeous in your pics! Glad you had the best Thanksgiving:)

skoval21 said...

You inspire me! I had a 22mile run on the treadmill on monday and I have to say it wasn't all that bad!! Glad to hear you had such a great Thanksgiving!!

Jill said...

That is the best apron EVER!!! All it's missing in the belt buckle!

Black Knight said...

More than 35 km on a treadmill??? I am wordless!!!
When I began to run (1985, yes I am old) I remember only one woman doing that: Grete Waitz.

One Crazy Penguin said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving :)

PS - adorable apron!

H Love said...

How do you do it? what time did you start running?? how long did it take you...I am in awe!!

Silly Girl Running said...

You ran 22.6 miles on Thanksgiving day? You earned that pie! ;)

Harold said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Your T-Day menu sounds DELISH!!!

Nice gun too!

And 22.64 miles? Just how early did you wake up! Sheesh! You are like, amazing! For real~!

Emz said...

You guys are toooo nice. Was only 5:40am. "dinner" was at 1:30pm. Time:

2:51. Walked after 22.5. :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Glad to hear that dinner went so well!!!

Tara said...

Sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving! :)

Dash said...

OMG, Papa's got a big gun!! Probably not so thankful when you were 15 bringing home the first boyfriend, but now it's awesome! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving, sounds like yours was spectacular!

Petraruns said...

22 miles? Girl you are amazing. What a day - complete with guns? Though I do feel bereft of seeing yours..

Kevin and Kim Partridge said...

I love your mom's face with your dad aiming the gun. I look like that when Dillan breaks out his air soft gun. I am still amazed how you get your treadmill to allow you to keep track of you miles after 99:99. Mine makes me start over, so I never get the thrill of seeing the total miles ran.

Matty O said...

Hmmm looked like an AR-15 or similar. We have one of those :)