This year, for some reason, I am not joyfully anticipating Thanksgiving. Haven’t figured it out because I have so much to be thankful for! Maybe preparing all the traditional dishes will get me in the spirit!
I’ve got the shopping done, and have the menu set to go:
There are going to be 7 of us, with Amber and TJ and Colton here for a visit before dinner. I’m used to 15, 17, maybe 20 for dinner! I miss all my peoples! My kids are all at the in laws (Jackie and Kevin will be here for dinner, thank goodness!) Jeff’s family is scattered about, and I miss my MIL…who is gone almost a year now! I am thankful that my mom and dad will be here. But its just not the same as it used to be. Is this the new normal? Thanks for listening to my pity party…..onward now…time to bake a cake. And maybe its time for us to make some new Thanksgiving traditions to bring joy and meaning to this holiday.