photo courtesy of Huffington Post

As I type this, the Thanksgiving Nor’easter is just beginning.  When all is said and done, we’ll have 8-6 inches of snow on the ground.  No worries here though.  I’m hunkered down inside baking pies and making Tattoo his favorite cheddar broccoli soup.

Thanksgiving is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas.  Heck, I’ve already rearranged the furniture to accommodate the Christmas tree.  Over the years, however, I’ve come to appreciate Thanksgiving as a special day.  For one thing, it’s the one holiday that the majority of my relatives attend.  Plus, the day doesn’t have the stressful craziness that Christmas has.  We get up, we cook, we eat, we watch football.  I love being able to sit and talk with my family.  And okay – I also don’t have to host Thanksgiving which means a lot less cooking for me.

This year, I’m more aware than ever of being on borrowed time too.  Our family was given a real blessing this year in that we didn’t expect to have my father-in-law around to enjoy the holidays and he is.   That miracle, however, reminded me that the family is growing older, and with age, comes change.   Tattoo is almost out of college and looking at moving out of state.  My niece will be in college soon.  And who knows how long the grandparents will be joining us?

So as I wrap up this rambling blog post – it’s hard to write coherently when you’re multitasking – I’d like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.  Whether you are with family or enjoying time to yourself, may the day be a good one for you.

Till Next Week!

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