I don't know what's happening at your house today, but we are recovering from yesterday. Three kinds of pie? What was I thinking? It was a good meal, if I do say so myself, but it was also good company too. For the first time in many years, my sister, her beau, her two daughters, one neice's hubby and Tim and I all crowded 'round the table for food and endless conversation and lots of laughter. There was also this monster jigsaw puzzle in the family room that now has the entire frame complete. It will probably take the rest of the year to finish, but it will be an ongoing project, and that's fun too. After turkey but before pie, most of us took a walk to the beach, because, well, we needed to make room for dessert and it was a beautiful day for a walk and, y'know beach. There were only a few other folks there, probably for the same reason. The niece's husband elected to stay home and make sure the football game continued as it should rather than walk, but the rest of us crowded the streets and chattered our way there and back.
I don't know if we were giddy with turkey, holiday happiness or just being together in a pretty place but I confess we got a little silly. And that's good too.
It always takes a full year to adapt to living in a new place. I have to go through all of the holidays, all of the birthdays, all of the anniversarys, all of the seasons once and then finally, it feels like home. Maybe it's because I need at least one memory for comparison sake. If that is the case, we have a great Thanksgiving under our belt to measure next years' against. Thanks guys
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.