Thursday, November 25, 2010


Thanksgiving Day is, for me, a day of memory and nostalgia, and its celebration had changed many times with the circumstances of my life.   When I was little, it was a day filled with cousins and food, with noise and play.   As I got older, it was an all-day marathon, up before dawn, wrestling with the still-frozen turkey, finding extra chairs, last minute cleaning, with a brief frantic food-fest somewhere in the middle.   After I was divorced, it was a day spent mostly alone, trying to find inexpensive projects to fill the time and ward off self pity while my young kids were away and the house was too quiet.    Today will be another day spent alone, but perfectly content.    Tomorrow and on the weekend I will see my family and eat too much,  but today, Thanksgiving Day itself, is a day when the others are busy and gone.     So I'll crank up my Christmas playlist, I'll clean and wrap and decorate, and I'll indulge in a long bubble bath.    I'll be thankful not to go outside on this dreary, chilly day, and I'll make mental lists of all the blessings in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

1 comment:

Peanut said...

Don't worry about being alone on Thanksgiving, in fact, your not alone. You have us, bloggers, and God & Jesus here with you to celebrate. Happy Thanksgiving to you and every other living thing living. I bless everything present today for us all.

Happy Thanksgiving,