Thanksgiving is getting to be less and less of a big day around here. As family fragments and rearranges, and partners change, the bloom is off the rose, so to speak. To be fair, I was never passionate about turkey. A day of gorging has not been a great pleasure for quite a while. It used to be the day to see people I didn’t see the of the rest of the year, but that has fizzled.
Thanksgiving is a huge meal my son is preparing and we are invited to share. And that’s good. I wish it felt like it meant more. I’m trying to dredge up a bit more enthusiasm. My holiday spirit seems to have gone walkabout.
Keeping this reality in mind, here are Cee’s questions for the week:
What are you grateful for — about:
Your home life?
That I’ve got Garry and he has me. And the dogs. We have a home and I’m grateful for it.
What few remnants of family remain, I’m grateful we are still in touch and on good terms.
Your blogging community?
So many smart, talented people! Love you all!
Your city or immediate area in which you live?
Keep the rivers flowing, the flowers growing. May the woods and fields thrive and there be a spring after the long winter is done.
The regional area in which you live?
New Englanders. Can’t fool them. We knew who was a fraud, who was real. We may have some harsh weather to deal with, but we don’t have a lot of fools.
The country where you live?
Let me put a pin in this one for the moment. I’m terribly disappointed in my country. And sad. We are supposed to be the nation that other nations admire and look up to. Guess not any more, eh? I hope we find our way back to ourselves.
I’m here. Not dead yet!
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
These days, I’m just glad to have survived last week and made it into this one.
Grateful for the lovely weather last week. I’ll get back to you on next week. And other things.