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Happy Thanksgiving!

 It's been a weird year or two or six around here, but we're finding our way. Thanksgiving is a good reminder to... well, to be thankful for what we have.

Among the things I'm thankful for is plentiful and readily available food at the grocery store. I smiled when y'all were commiserating with me yesterday about having to go to the store...

I actually enjoy going to the grocery store during busy holiday shopping times -- there's an excitement, urgency, and bustle in the air -- and I feel a camaraderie with my fellow shoppers, whether they're doing the "big shop" or just running in for some forgotten item.

The other day I was amused to pass a teen several times -- he was on his phone, obviously out of his element but on a quest, looking up at the aisle directories while being directed around the store by whomever was on the other end of the line.

And I love the little old ladies with their lists and coupons -- and often feel a little melancholy about them, too.

I've found most people to be in good humor (knocking on wood) and if there are some who are not, I hope I can make up for it!

We're all working it out as life challenges us with new situations every single year -- some good, some bad, some pretty damn ugly -- doing our best, finding our way.

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On the menu today:

 It's going to be "quiet" in here -- just Kate, Ali & Rod & the kids, my stepdad, Rusty & me. Thinking of Maddy in NZ (new post!); Ann & fam in Spain; Karen & Michael. Also, of course, of my mom & Sharon, grandma & grandpa, aunts, uncles, and cousins...

Well, before I get too melancholy over here...

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Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving... and/or a really great Thursday!!

Comments

Stephanie VW

Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki! It sounds like you've gathered the people you love around you whether they are there in your house, your heart, or your memory. All the best for a wonderful holiday.

Lee

Hope you have a warm and delicious Thanksgiving!

Karen B

May you have a warm and tasty Thanksgiving with family around and perhaps on FaceTime! I have already chatted with my parents, siblings and East Coast family via speaker phone, got four dishes completed with the able help of hubby, teen daughter and sis-in-law and am enjoying a moment of calm before the storm. There will only be 7 of us around the table, a small celebration for our family but a rich one. We will set the table with the white tablecloth and wedding china, open wine and sparkling cider and eat until we can't eat any more. Then my valiant hubby and dear friend Cheryle will attempt the dishes and dividing for take-home bags while the rest of us loll in the living room. Then perhaps another slice of pie or scoop of stuffing while we play silly games until late evening. A perfect day to be reminded of the riches of our lives - a warm safe place to live, good and plentiful food, loving family and friends and peace in our community. And thank you for your blog - I enjoy reading your thoughts, adventures and passions. Enjoy!

Bonny

You've said this so beautifully, Vicki - doing our best, finding our way! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a cornucopia full of blessings.

Carole

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mary

(love that we share then joy of shopping on the Day Before!) Hope you had a wonderful day - for sure, the food was delicious!

Juliann

Hope the upcoming year is kind to you and your family. We are making our way out of a tough season too.

margene

Thank you for sharing your perspective and calm joy of this Holiday. Your menu sounds fantastic. I will miss leftovers! We were blessed to be with friends who share their abundance of love with many of us.

AsKatKnits

Doing our best and finding our way - perfect sentiments. And, my kids were all far flung yesterday as well, but as my son said - our love just covers a larger area! Yes, it certainly does! I hope your day was perfect!

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