This may be my last post for a while……Not sure how long. Most of you know that I’m going in for double knee replacement surgery on December 13th, and am already very busy doing PT to get ready, seeing lots of doctors, doing lots of tests, trying to get everything prepared or done ahead of time! This includes all the less than exciting things like car maintenance, carpentry, new gutters, PET/CT scans, etc., etc….
And getting ready for Thanksgiving which is a joy. My entire “nuclear” family plus a very special sister and brother in law will be here. Twelve is a good number for my table! Not sure how well we could fit in more. Alice has been helping me so often! Furniture has been moved around, my mother’s china has been unpacked, all the many details have been worked on. Perhaps I will do one more post tomorrow, after the table is set. We’ll see.
With so much going on, and my head in something of a whirl, it is good to take time to sit down quietly and think about Thanksgiving and all that I have for which to be Thankful. We used to have a tradition when my children were little and still all living under our roof, of each making a list of things we were grateful for. Then before the dinner, after the grace, each in turn would read aloud the list….There was a time when we had to limit the list to 3-5 things because they could get very long! This year we are planning to revive this tradition.
I remember how amused we were by some of the things our young children listed on their gratitude list. Alice began hers one year with “the wonderful green grass”. And there was a lot of repetition: family, friends, home, food, living in the United States of America with freedom of religion and speech and a high degree of safety….. So many people are struggling.
(Here I feel, so many people are rambling on, and I am one!)
So there will probably be a break in my blog for a good while, but I certainly hope to return “in the fullness of time”.
The pictures for this post are for my dear vegetarian son, Andy!