Thanksgiving 2014

As empty-nesters with kids off on three different continents, it was a quiet holiday for us. We had our turkey, cranberries, green bean casserole, stuffing, pie, mashed potatoes, and so on, but in portions much smaller than if the whole family were here. In what might be considered an abomination in today’s American society, there are very few leftovers.

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We had done a “Hallow-Thank-Mas” dinner in July with the big turkey, all the fixings, and the good china. Two of the three kids were here so we took out best shot when we had it. Today was for relaxing, watching football, and getting caught up on some reading and chores. One of these days we’ll again have all three kids, everyone here at once. Then we’ll party like it’s 1999!

If you’re in the US, I hope you had a good day as well. We all really do have a lot to be thankful for, no matter how many things we have that could be improved. For this one day at least, let’s think in absolute terms, not relative terms.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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