Wow, the week just flew by for me! And today? It seems like I just jumped out of bed to tackle a big list of “To Dos.” I got a lot done: I ran about an hour’s worth of errands, fixed a big slow cooker tomato, barley and lentil soup, vacuumed the house, and did some weekend tidying up.
And of course, I’ve done some composing for my blog. 🙂
Seems like I just can’t wait for Thanksgiving next Thursday, and it’s not the food that I will dish out onto my plate at the dinner table that I’m thinking about … I’m thinking about how happy I will be to share the day with family.
Truth is, this will be the first Thanksgiving Holiday, in about 20 years, that I will share with family other than my children. I’ll be heading out-of-town to visit my niece and her lovely family, one of my older brothers, my sister-in-law, and hopefully my nephew and his beautiful family. My daughter and my son will tell you they have never spent Thanksgiving with “family.” But that’s just because they were too little to remember that we had ever done so.
For the past four years, my son has been away at school in Connecticut! So he has missed several Thanksgiving gatherings here in Cottage Grove. And this year, he is abroad in India. We will miss him greatly once again, but he has shared that he is planning to spend the day with friends. My daughter and her new husband, who usually drive down from Portland, will also be coming with me on the little road trip, and they are as pumped about the celebration of family as I am.
When it comes to eating, next Thursday is really just another day, but any time we have to face social gatherings, there can be some eating challenges. So check out my KAREN’S HEALTHY TIPS SECTION to see if any Tips On How to Handle Thanksgiving Dinner might help you with the day.