When I told a co-worker I'd be going home for Thanksgiving, they said I was nuts for traveling for just two days time just to head back to support the store for the weekend! I really can't complain since I won't be there on Black Friday with all those cray cray's!!!!
And for that I'm thankful.
But I really do love traditions and wouldn't want it any other way, and it really is my favorite meal of the year! So I'm heading to the Aunt and Uncles for the holiday meal.
Nice plates!!!! I have a set to take as a hostess gift for the Aunt, she will love them!!! We do tend to dress for dinner and this year I'm thinking of this look for the day, and I have all of the pieces. I just hope no buttons go flying.........
Mother and I always have watched the parade every year. We sit and watch it and talk. It's a great parade, but how cool are these old vintage balloons from yester year?
Since my mother is in very good health and in her early 60's, I do still enjoy our time together and it is something I am truly thankful for.
Then we head to my Aunt and Uncles, where she pays close attention to every detail. I love it, with all the good smells, and her cooking is out of this world. Then she hauls the bird out of the oven.......
If my aunt were a doll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So once again, our families will gather to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday, that's right, excessive gobbling and some awkward family dinners, but thank God mine gets along swimmingly! But it really is a good time to express our gratitude's, our health, loved ones, and so much more. And of course we can't forget the loveliness of the table setting and for all the glorious food!!!!
And for all the food and my family, and these memories I will always be thankful.
On the news I heard the average person will consume about 4500 calories! Yikes! But who's keeping track right?!? That's what the gym and my boys will help me with after the holiday...blushing... After the meal and the great clean up, I'll be then thankful for a book and the sofa, but it won't be long till.......
It really is all par for the course though, and wouldn't have it any other way. I'll be leaving the Casa and will return next week after another work trip, but didn't want to sign off with giving gratitude and giving THANKS to all my friends, my fellow bloggers and loyal readers, for visiting me and leaving comments. It really does tickle me so and in all the right places!
Happy Thanksgiving to You All!!!