Sunday, November 29, 2020

Thanksgiving -the Misfit

Thanksgiving was so weird and awkward this year.  It was the Herme the elf of holidays-at least for me.  (Herme was the elf in Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer that didn't want to be an elf but instead wanted to be a dentist, thus my reference) No local parades or tree lighting ceremonies. No lots of things that we are all used to.  But that just goes with the "norm" that has been 2020 thus far -no normalcy whatsoever.  

I hope all of you enjoyed your holiday as best you could and were able to spend time with your loved ones be it in person or virtual.  

We have been through and are still going through a very challenging and dreadful year haven't we? It's been one hell of a rollercoaster ride that's for sure.  But you know, even through all of the heartache and headache and stress and anxiety and loss, even through all of that, I have learned that we are so much stronger than we know.

 I am so grateful for everything that I have and everyone that is in my life.  I am grateful for all of the lessons I have learned this year, and the ones that I have yet to learn.  The good decisions.  The bad decisions.  All of these things have brought me to my knees at times, but I got back up.  Slowly.  But I got up.  That's what matters.

My family and I remain healthy and employed.  For that, I am eternally grateful.  My elderly parents are battling physical ailments that come with old age and have remained COVID-19 free so far, thank God.  Then again, at their age, mom is 75 and dad is 80, any sickness can become serious.  Nevertheless, I continue to thank God for my blessings and pray that this nightmare will soon end for all of us.

I hope all of you are safe and healthy.  I hope your loved ones are with you still but if they are not, I'm so sorry and pray for your peace and comfort.

You know, I never, ever, EVER, start thinking about Christmas before Thanksgiving but this year, I need Christmas more than ever. I need joy and the child-like spirit that takes over us.  I need to  see things merry and bright -eh, it's late and I've had wine.  So I have been listening to Christmas carols and songs since November.  Seriously.  I even decorated my house and started writing Christmas cards.  Just the other day I watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  I am all about Christmas right now and don't intend to slow down anytime soon.  

How about you?  What are you most grateful for?  



8 comments:

CWMartin said...

Here's an honest moment: In a little bit, I'll post pics from our Thanksgiving. About 3 weeks ago, my son and his lady had a nasty breakup. They've been semi-civil, but it really looked permanent. Saturday morning, my son informed us he invited her to our Thanksgiving "Because it wouldn't be the same". It went well, but... I'm not sure how thankful to be over this. Not that I have anything against her, but I wonder if they are not just going from realizing they'll never really work back to their 'safe spot'. It's not my decision, I know, and believe me, I'm glad of it. But, I wonder...

Janie Junebug said...

I'm thankful that I haven't gotten the virus. I'm thankful that my dogs are healthy. I'm thankful for my cozy little house. Franklin, Penelope, and I want to follow your blog, but I don't see a follower button.

Love,
Janie Junebug

Yvonne said...

Janie-Wow I had not even noticed that it was missing. I used to have a "follow" button but I have no idea where it went and I don't know how to put it back. So, I created a "follow by email" button. Hopefully it will work!

Yvonne said...

CWMartin-It looks like you had a nice Thanksgiving. As far as your son's girlfriend, it could be exactly how you perceive the situation, however, they are still going to do what they are going to do. Just continue being the awesome dad you are. Cheers, friend!

Janie Junebug said...

I'm following by email now. Maybe your follow button disappeared when blogger changed.

Blue Grumpster said...

See, I just embarrassed myself. Typing is hard!

Yvonne said...

Jane-thank you for the follow!

Yvonne said...

Blue- lol typing IS hard!

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