It’s the day before Thanksgiving in the US. My Turkey Day celebrations this year will consist of DH and me, no guests. The one year I want to have a huge Thanksgiving dinner and invite the entire world, just to annoy everyone who thinks we shouldn’t have a big gathering, and it’ll be just the two of us. Go figure.
But I’m reassured by the crowded stores I’ve seen lately; it looks like everybody else in the area is planning the usual celebrations. Good job, social people! Wash your hands, don’t lick each other, and eat some turkey.
DH loves to plan holiday meals, with massive quantities of food- far more than the two of us could eat. Wonder where he gets that from? In any case, we’re sure to have lots of leftovers, even after I talked him down to a slightly truncated menu. Ham, turkey breast, salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and a mince pie with vanilla ice cream is a very scant dinner in these parts. I’ve tried to explain to him that, if he wanted to make gigantic family dinners, he should have married a younger model and had a passel of kids. Alas, he’s stuck with me, and all this food.
I’m tired of 2020, and I’d be overjoyed to see it go, if there was any guarantee that 2021 would be any better. Since there’s no way to guarantee that, I’m doing my best to find the good in 2020, while it lasts. And I have a few things to be thankful for. My DH, of course. I’m very glad he hangs around me; life is hard, but having a friend makes it a little easier. We’re in our own place, and though not rich, we’re not doing badly. I have a horse of my own, and a cat who tolerates me. My family is mostly healthy and sane, and my friends are their usual wacky selves. I’m still alive and in reasonable health, despite the universe’s best attempts to kill me. And I live in the best country in the world. All good reasons to be thankful today, tomorrow, and all other days.
So, let’s have a nice, positive thread- tell me what you’re thankful for, and/or what you’ve accomplished so far this year.