The buzz of Thanksgiving…
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!
Hopefully, you already knew that. 🙂
I do it traditional…with turkey and ham, candied yams, corn casserole, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, potato salad, pumpkin pie, sopapilla cheesecake, and lemon meringue pie.
It is, I believe, more of a family holiday than possibly any other…even Christmas. If that sounds weird, this is what I mean… At Christmas–which is my favorite holiday of the entire year, by the way–yes there is family and food and that magical feeling in the air. But it’s also chaotic and a buildup to the craze which by the end of the day always leaves me feeling a little sad that it’s over. Thanksgiving is the beginning to that build. It’s the kickoff to the season, where family gets together for sometimes the first time in a while, eats great food that we also haven’t had in a while, and starts talking about Christmas.
We talk about who’s going to venture out into the madness that is Black Friday and we pull out all the sales papers and help them make a plan. Who is putting up their decorations on what day. What people want for Christmas. The adults do a drawing for a fun Christmas gift game we do every year. The parades are on, the football games are on, desserts come out, everyone flops on the floor like seals… It’s just a good day. And nothing is over yet, because that buzz is in the air…Christmas is coming.
We sometimes talk about what we’re thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Two kids who may be scraping by but they are making it. One is on his own and learning how to be an adult. The other is a senior in high school who has signed up to join the Navy in July. My husband was just able to retire this year and is enjoying it. I’ve had two books and a novella published this year…my dream. None of it is easy…but they are blessings nonetheless.
And then there’s that magic coming. Yes it’s expensive magic, but still, I’m like a little kid at Christmas. 🙂
So, what are your traditions? Do you do Black Friday? Do you have any crazy holiday rituals?
And more importantly, what are you eating?? 🙂