I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving, for my friends, the old and new……Ralph Waldo Emerson
And so did we! How could we not be grateful? Majestic forested beauty, clean water, clear skies, nature’s plenty, tradition, friends and guests and staff of long standing….these are the things that sustain us.
Migis last year was under a blanket of snow at Thanksgiving. Not so this year; warm and sunny.
I found a picture (I know, I know. I’m always finding pictures!) of a beautiful young woman who had climbed up and sat on our front desk counter, Deets behind her. She had just graduated from high school. In her hand, she was holding up to the viewer another photo; of herself, as an infant, with her dad propping her up on the same counter. And now she’s finished college! How about that! In a world of change and motion, it’s a pleasure to pause and enjoy things that don’t change too too much, like Migis. And like Thanksgiving dinner!
A Thanksgiving activity that I have participated in; at the table, or all day long and longer, write on strips of colorful paper the things to be grateful for from the year past. Collect these strips for a few weeks in a nice bowl, then make an old fashioned paper chain for your mantel or holiday tree. I like that! And I like seeing the children’s handwriting progress as the years go by.
And, once again, an informal survey of what to do with the Friday leftovers, of time OR victuals. I hope you have some! A year ago someone joked about turkey margaritas..did anyone try that? Here are some of this year’s replies:
Watching the sunrise and listening to the forest come to life from my tree stand.
Decorate for christmas!
Turkey soup and/or turkey/cranberry/stuffing sandwiches.
Having a nice nap while my mother-in-law cleans up after Thanksgiving dinner.
And who sent this? http://cbsop.com/recipes/the-pilgrim-sandwich/
Enjoy the excess, all. I know I will!
PS Here it is!!