There will be two empty chairs at our table this year. One, left just as the party was really getting underway. While the other wouldn't have surprised me had he stayed well past closing time. Someone new will have to carve the turkey this year. Another to be among the first to nurse a glass … Continue reading Empty Chairs
A pair of Thanksgiving trees now stands at attention in the center of my dining room table. They were a project my boys worked on one day with their Nana. They consist a foam trunk with a scattering of bare branches. Red, yellow, and orange leaves, attached by glue, proudly proclaim all the things my … Continue reading A season for gratitude: A short and simple, but just as honest Thanksgiving list
At the time this posts, I will, hopefully, be well on my way to a tryptophan-induced turkey coma or at least surrounded by the smells of food cooking, children playing, and the near-deafening noise of my family squeezed together under a single roof attempting to engage in conversation over the sound of the football game … Continue reading The cranberry sauce has landed. A thanksgiving perspective
Today is Thanksgiving, or if you are part of the 95% that makes up the rest of the world, Thursday. That is unless of course you aren't reading this on a Thursday. Technically it isn't Thursday for me either as I am writing this well in advance of my near certain tryptophan-induced turkey coma. I … Continue reading From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving
I considered myself fortunate. We were traveling for Thanksgiving, meaning I wasn't going to have to cook (a good thing for all involved - just ask my hubby sometime about my poultry cooking skills). I didn't have to clean. All I was expected to do was to enjoy time with my family. Silly me. I … Continue reading Thanksgiving away from home – what could be better?