Here we are in the throws of Thanksgiving week! That means family and friends will gather and celebrate the true meaning of this holiday....excessive food and for some, maybe awkward family reunions, but not for me. We all get along just fine!!! seriously thought... it's the perfect time to express our gratitude and thanks we have, like family, friends, health and much more I'm sure. AND of course having the loveliest table setting and glorious food won't be bad at all either! The one thing I look forward to every year, as we have always done is watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
At the ancestral home, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is always on, even if we aren't watching the whole thing, my mother enjoys marching band music, so it's on. Macy Inc, in the parent of the company I work for, so we are eligible to be balloon handlers in the parade. Three of my co-workers signed up to be in it, and tried talking me into it, but no thanks.....as much as I love a parade, I have no desire to be in those crowds, and fighting traffic out of New York City, no matter how fun and memorable handling a balloon would be!!!! They will be on the Papa Smurf balloon. They did tell me there was several days of training, and all kinds of protocol to follow, and even had animation training to add excitement while walking the parade...who knew??? And ever notice in the early days, there was just about all balloons???
Although, I would like to view the parade one year from a deluxe apartment in the sky!!! How cool would that be???
But rest assured, I'll be watching for my co-workers from the comforts and warmth of the ole' ancestral home. Any parades for the holiday in your neck of the woods?