I have eaten plenty of Thanksgiving turkeys over the years, and last year in Texas with my siblings I enjoyed it for several days. This year, however, I'm at home and will prepare wild Atlantic salmon (NB: I mean "Alaska" salmon) caught by my fisherman friend Gene, along with all the trimmings.
None of the places I normally go for coffee this morning are open, since all independent coffee shops are closed for the day. I headed off to the local Haggen's grocery store, which is open 24/7 and has a Starbucks inside. While there, I bought a new ice scraper for the upcoming cold snap, and a young man in line in front of me was buying a 10-pound bag of potatoes and two dozen eggs. Then he took his unicycle out of the cart and proceeded to get everything ready to transport home. I asked if I could take his picture as he balanced the potatoes and the eggs in his backpack and took off!
|A fall would make an omelet|
A list of all the reasons I am grateful to be here, today, would be way too long and cumbersome. But just a few things:
- Being healthy, hale and hearty, and having plenty to eat.
- Having a partner who shares my life with me.
- My extended family, siblings and their mates, nieces and nephews.
- Blogaritaville, where my other extended family lives.
- Not needing a lot of "stuff" to be happy (no shopping tomorrow).
- All the blessings that come from living in a place where I fit in.
- The gift of technology (as I sit here with my laptop).
Yes, this is a good year to take some time to sit back and reflect on my blessings. It doesn't get much better than this, right here, right now. Blessings to you and yours! Oh, and don't forget to take a walk after dinner, if you can. You'll sleep better.