You can't see us, but Donna and I are working our fingers to the bone in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the guys are busy holding down the furniture, surfing the internet and playing video games.
Everything is finally ready.
Nathan can't wait!
Taking a picture of Eric taking a picture of the table.
Taking a picture of Donna taking a picture of the table.
It took us less than thirty minutes to completely stuff ourselves, after which ghe guys adjourned to the living room while Donna and I cleared the table, put away the food, and washed the dishes. Yes, our Thanksgiving celebration was traditional in more ways than one. Sigh.
Seriously, I'm not complaining. I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Casey and Nathan fend for themselves for the most part, so I was happy to have the opportunity to put together a special holiday meal for them. And I was thrilled that Eric and Donna were able to come and be with us. That really made it a party!
We observed a couple of our quirky family traditions. Right after dinner, we listened to the A Chipmunk Christmas; then we watched Scrooged with Bill Murray. Carol Kane is the ultimate Ghost of Christmas Present. I love that stuff.
It has been good to take some time to reflect on all my blessings this week. I've already mentioned family and friends. I am also thankful for my piano students and their families--I have the best job in the whole world--and for my cozy little home and all my creature comforts. I have everything I need and most of what I want. Like everybody else, I have regrets and I have experienced loss, and sometimes the pain all that that is a lot to bear. Choosing to focus on what I have instead of what I am missing definitely takes the edge off.
I hope your Thanksgiving was satisfying, spiritually and physically. I would love to hear about it!