Happy Thanksgiving everyone (well, everyone American who celebrates)! Or as Joanie says: Hapee Sacse Giveen! What’s everyone doing for turkey day? Like a lot of people, we had our plans canceled kind of last minute, and it’ll just be the four of us at home today. I’ve been baking and cooking for the past few days, and today I just have the turkey, mashed potatoes, and a quick easy Libby’s pumpkin pie to cook and the heating up of the stuff I already made (or bought) while Drew is going to cook his fan favorite, mac-n-cheese. We’re going to watch the Macy’s parade (on TV this year), the kids are so excited for the dog show, and I hope I can squeeze in a long walk at some point, or even a short walk if that’s all I have time for (I’ve been trying to walk around five miles a day).
This year I am grateful for vaccines! I’m grateful that my kids will get their second doses tomorrow and that, in a couple weeks, we can resume a more normal life. (This means there will be no more threats of school quarantine, Drew and I are going to get babysitters and go out again!, and the kids can go to indoor birthday parties and play dates and sleepovers! In February, we’re leaving the country and taking a beach vacation nearly two years after we canceled our Mexico trip!) I’m grateful for friends and family and good food and a warm home and cats and dogs and everyone who has made sacrifices this year for the public good and helped me maintain same faith in humanity when there are often so many reasons to doubt it. And, as always, I’m grateful for YOU, for being here, for contributing to this little community, for making me feel part of something even during all those months I was/we were isolated at home. Thank you! And Hapee Sacse Giveen.