No, I’m not flipping the bird. It’s Thanksgiving again! My favorite holiday. It’s nice to spend a day off with family and a delicious meal, with everyone peaceful and relaxed. While it requires a good deal of planning and preparation, I find it to be not quite as stressful and energy-sapping as Christmas can be. However, I have put some new techniques into play in the past few years to help me survive Christmas without such a fuss. It’s getting better. I just have to remember that enjoyment is better than perfection.
I am thankful for my kids and my great husband. I am grateful that we have a way of providing for ourselves and our family that we actually enjoy. I am glad that we are all healthy and that we get to exist in a generally peaceful environment. I am thankful for the family and friends who have stayed with us (and many times helped us) through good times and bad.
One thing I’m especially thankful for this year is that my sister has come back from California- where she’s lived for several years! She left a wonderful job and circle of friends to move back to Las Vegas. But she seems to be glad she made the decision to do so. She is getting lots of quality time to bond with her niece and nephews.
She is an unusual gal because she has passed the 3 decade mark but she has an adorable teenage/ youth quality and appearance. So my kids, frankly, idolize her. It’s nice because she is such a kind, positive influence on them. I was shocked that she decided to return and I refused to believe it until I saw it happen. Having her home again is wonderful. California, I know you’re jealous! You can’t have her back! You got the beach, so shut up already!
Now if I could just get the playground bullies to leave my kid alone, this Thanksgiving would be perfect. Blech! Here I go again! It ain’t gonna be perfect, get over it… and have fun.
To you and yours: get over it and have fun too. Happy turkey day.