Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I know, it seems to be all about gluttony and excess ... but that's not why I love it. It's about welcoming people into our home, sharing what we have with them, being thankful that - as poor as we feel these days - we can still afford to share what we do have - and being thankful that we have each other in our lives.

Sure, it's a lot of stress, mostly self-induced. We spend a lot of money on this day every year. We invite everyone that we can think of - from as far away as Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio (I'm not kidding, our invited list this year was 47 people!). We stress over getting the house cleaned and having everything perfect - well, looking decent. I'll be up late tonight doing chores, and will be up well before dawn tomorrow doing even more chores before I even think of starting to cook.

But in between the stress, I'll turn on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (yaayyyyy!!!!!), and put on good music, and turn our house into someplace warm and welcoming and friendly for our guests. And we'll get to see Cathy and John, and their two-year-old daughter Maya, and Cathy's sister Diane, who are all absolutely incredible people, and we'll be better people for having spent the day with them.

So enjoy. If you're so inclined, leave a comment - tell us all what you're thankful for this year.


A Lewis said...

I'm thankful for a million thanks. And one of them is for good friends like you. Happy Turkey Day!

Sizzle said...

How wonderful that you open your home up like that. I dream of having a home to hold all my loved ones.

I am thankful for my job(s), for my friends old and new, for my family being so close and for laughter.

jo said...

The kids ended up having to go with their father. I should have bought a plane ticket and joined you and Scott! I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know you. I don't have close ties to the 19 or so cousins on my mom's side. But you...I have learned what is in your heart and what you are passionate about. I have come to know you and to love you. You have taught me so much in the short time that we have opened ourselves to each other, and for that I am very thankful. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Enjoy the warmth and love of your friends and Scott, and know that you will be with me in my heart. ((((hugs)))

Scott said...

I wish we could have made it to your Thanksgiving celebration. Who knows, maybe next year?

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Scooter said...

What am I most thankful for?


Kelly said...

Hope you enjoy your friends and food... have a great turkey day!!

LSL said...

I think my invitation got lost in the mail. :)

This year I'm thankful for hope, for a new president, and for great friends. Hope you had a nice day.