Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and today I cleaned and prepped the house.  My sister-in-law arrived about noon and we sat and talked awhile, then we wrapped some birthday and Christmas gifts she brought.  Sweetz came in from choring and mom arrived from her house so the four of us gathered around the table and tried our best to get caught up on the latest in each of our lives.  We occasionally talk to Linda by phone but being together in one room is better.

She spent a few days with her son and family near Raleigh prior to her arrival.  She left this morning from their home to spend Thanksgiving weekend with us and mom.  They left a bit ago to go to the grocery store to get some last minute ingredients for the food they'll fix tomorrow.  Sounds like our lunch will be nice and for once I hope no one worries about how many calories we are eating, but will concentrate on the blissful joy of being together.  We'll all miss Wayne but we will enjoy being with the remaining family members.

Our son and family will arrive mid morning tomorrow for the reunion of our families to celebrate Thanksgiving - a time to give thanks for all of God's blessings throughout the past year.  We will enjoy the traditional turkey and sides and everything will be fabulous, right down to the rolls and butter.  The turkey is in the oven now roasting away and churning up smells that blend the present with the memories of the past.  

I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.  

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