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Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2020

Today was the first year in decades that I didn't prepare dinner. My energy was spent up trying to get everything put up. My son, aged 28, cooked his first Thanksgiving dinner. He's helped me in the past with some of the things but today he did everything. We had baked ham, a turkey breadt, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole his way. He had invited his one family of close friends and their children over. We've been around them so our dinner was short and following guidelines for private get together. I had a migraine most of the day. It was day 3 of one. No.pics were made. Layer another of his friends and hs family stopped by to wish us a happy Thanksgiving. It felt good to see them again. My youngest brother texted me this morning and I texted him back. I talked to a cousin last night fir over an hour. We've just recently connected via Facebook. I've just learned two of my friends are in quarantine with Covid. Praying for them. I also talked with an old friend who lives in Iowa and she is having a hard time. They thing her husband had a stroke which caused him to fall. Plus he has Covid for a 2nd time and no one told her until he was on a ventilator. She's just beside herself. Praying for them. Had a quick text from 3 of my cousins also. We try to keep in touch. One of my cousins had 2 family members facing surgery in the near future so they're all quarantining until surgery dates to keep everyone safe. Everyone has been so nice and supportive. I've been having a few bad days missing my brother and the rest of my departed family. Just too many losses in family and friends this year, so close together. I am grateful for having them in my life for as long as I did. I'm determined that Christmas will be better. It will be hard because my brother and I have spent the last few years traveling after Christmas for 6 weeks. I also have a lot of baking to do too as Christmas gifts. So my brother put on a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this afternoon. I believe Apple TV aired it free. The rest of the evening I've been watching Star Wsrs movies. I'm on Episode 3. Waiting fir the dishwasher to get finished with load 2 of the dishes. I will probably run another load as I have a couple pans that didn't fit in either of the two I've run. Tomorrow is back to finishing the laundry. Im almost done. Plus I'm going to try to figure out my bedroom. Find homes for my stuff. Plus all the stuff in the dining room and living room. I may donate more stuff, I just need to reorganize the kitchen. It was hard working in there this morning and tonight. Frustrated me. So I have about 3 weeks to accomplish that before the baking frenzy. If we can get that entertainment center/bookcase/storage in, that will take care of a lot of stuff. The other bookcase collapsed. Plus moving the Guinea pig cage to a different Wallander moving on thr.other recliner. I so want this done and over with soon. It seems like a Neverending battle. I have another bag I've started of clothes to donate plus I have some boxes to donate. That will grow. Here's to a great rest of the year. I've enrolled at that Misfits Market for fruits and vegetables delivered every other week.i can't wait to see the things I picked.out. I'm supposed to get the delivery Monday. We shall see if it's worth it. I figured this might help me on my quest to eat more fruits and vegetables. My son picked out some he wanted to try too. Plus the Guinea pigs will enjoy a few things too. Praying all goes as well as it can. Sending you much love and hugs and prayers.โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ™
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    That's great that DS cooked his first Thanksgiving dinner and it sounds great!

    Nice that you were able to connect w/some family and friends.

    Yes, it's hard when you experience so many losses so close together. Hugs and prayers.
    57 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    One day at a time, little steps will get you there. It was wonderful that your son was able to cook your holiday dinner. In spite of all that has happened in your life, you are always upbeat.

    58 days ago
    Prayers for all. You'll get it done.
    58 days ago
    Praying for you and your son, and your dear ones who are battling illness emoticon

    I am glad you are getting your house in shape...when you are finished, could you help me with mine? emoticon
    58 days ago
    59 days ago
    I'm glad that you had a great Thanksgiving and bonus you didn't have to prepare anything. Take your time with everything else. emoticon
    59 days ago
    It's wonderful that DS was able to make a fabulous dinner for you and his friends. It sounds like you still have a mountain of things to sort through and find a home.

    Remember to take care of you. Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    59 days ago
    I've also lost so man dear ones in a short span of time, so I know how hard it is to do holidays missing them. Big hug.
    59 days ago
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