Thanksgiving 2015….It’s a Memory!
I love Thanksgiving!
Harry and I have been cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for our family and variety of friends for the last 39 years!
By now, we have it down to a pretty good system. I know what to serve and I better not even think of changing that up! And I know where to get the different staples of the dinner just the way we like them! I pretty much am in charge of the decorating table settings & presentation and Harry gathers the favorite foods from all over town. I love fixing up the house for the holiday and getting ready for the company!
I love that the Thanksgiving Holiday is really All About the family and our friends and of course the food especially the Turkey!
These last few years I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to find pretty table decorations that are Not Red or Green, and show no signs of Christmas! I want Thanksgiving to precede Christmas not to fold into it! I like for the kids, and their parents, to put a little effort into what they are wearing, but I also want them to be comfortable! No “too tight” pants! Nobody, any age or size wants to sit down in pants that bind! Nor do they want to have a lot of pressure on them to get dressed up! On the other hand, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to wear some of those favorite things you have hiding in your closet just because! Just because it’s Thanksgiving Day!
On Thursday evening, as the company was leaving, I realized this is it! It’s all over! I had mixed emotions, tho! Phew we made it! I think everyone had a great time! I know we did! Everyone had plenty to eat! I know that because we had few leftovers! It was a lot of work, a weeks worth, in fact! But, you know what…? We will do it again, and look forward to it a year from now.
Thanksgiving 2015 is now just a memory. I just started thinking of it this way, this year! I hope it’s a good memory for our family and friends.
And I hope that your Thanksgiving 2015 memories are good ones also ~ wherever you were for the weekend!
Now that it is a memory, this is a good time to make some notes of what you would like to do differently next year at this time! Thanksgiving 2016 will be here before we know it!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, from me and mine!