Friday, November 27, 2009

Post-Thanksgiving Wrap-up

We had a lovely Thanksgiving with some good friends. We went to their home and had mid-day dinner with their 7 children, his parents, and their piano teacher. With the four of us we had total of 16 and all went smoothly. If I had been able to have more children, I would have loved to have a family like theirs. Their children range in age from 17 yrs. old to 2 yrs old. All of them are intelligent, talented and kind. Their home radiates simplicity, thought, and love. What more could anyone ask?

Holidays are stressful for those of us who have dysfunctional extended families. This year it was nice to leave that all behind and just enjoy the day with good friends. Thanks for including us in your lovely holiday traditions. I hope everyone had as lovely a time as we did!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

Is is just me or does it seem as if the world forgot Thanksgiving this year? Halloween was a big hit with lots of ads and activities, but I guess there's just not enough $$$$ in Thanksgiving to make it worth any effort. But here it is the night before Thanksgiving and all I'm hearing about is Christmas.

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It seems a good reason to have a holiday. It's really about gratitude, family, and celebration. I like it because it's non-commercial, but that's why it's so unpopular now. My plans are good this year. Thanksgiving dinner with good friends and close family. I've made my son's favorite salad and I'll make 2 pies in the morning. The salad is an old family favorite, Milk Salad and the pies are lighter versions of a couple of Thanksgiving classics, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and Refrigerator Mincemeat Pie. Both are delicious!

Hope your day is filled with gratitude, love and some good food.

Blessings to all : )