Thanksgiving isn’t going as planned. Illness has struck our house, and Goose and I are taking up the couch, covered in blankets, dozing to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
We don’t have a turkey. Mom and Dad were covering the meal this year. I even got out of side dishes because Monday and Tuesday were busy. We do have a ham in the fridge and a pie on the table, so there’s potential for a quick and easy dinner for those who aren’t sick.
Our plan was to head to my parents’ house yesterday and stay a couple of days. Their side of the mountain was hit with a snowstorm. People were stuck in traffic for hours, and I don’t mean 2 or 3… more like 5. I can’t imagine driving in that mess, but we were willing to make the effort.
In spite of the sad turn of events, there’s always something to be grateful for.
- Whatever I have is temporary. I keep in mind those who suffer from chronic and debilitating conditions.
- I have a small, but warm and cozy home to recuperate in. I remember those who may not be so lucky.
- I have my husband and two of my four kids around me. I think of those who are celebrating the holiday far from family.
- I didn’t have to drive through the poor conditions. (I guess I’m thankful for that.)
- I’m thankful we thought to get that snow blower for my dad last year. He’s 75, and I don’t like seeing him shovel his rather large driveway.
- I may not have the whole Thanksgiving spread, but there is food in the fridge. I know from teaching that for many there isn’t.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your circumstances are better than mine today. 🙂