Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving has never been a favorite holiday of mine.  95% of my adult thanksgiving days were spent alone in the kitchen - first, cooking and then cleaning.  Don't get me wrong.  I really like to entertain but there is just too much pressure on thanksgiving.

Last year I spent with my son and his family in Tokyo.  That was a wonderful day!  Unfortunately, when I returned home two days later I learned that my supervisor of seven years had died.  I came back too late to attend her memorial service.

In 2010 I spent Thanksgiving in ICU at Memorial Hospital with my former husband.  That was the worse one ever.  2011 was bittersweet.  My ex was back home but was quadriplegic.  Life was so difficult then.

I was very optimistic this year.  My man friend and my son wanted to do the cooking.   It still was a lot of work for me - getting things organized and cleaning up.  It was a wonderful gathering of friends and family.  The food and company was great but the tension was very high. That was unfortunate.

Today, Black Friday, is a much better day for giving thanks.  I am grateful that another thanksgiving holiday is over and done.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 23, 2013

What a bad little (?) blogger I am!  I've been busy.  I have a beau now so I'm busy every weekend.  Ah, a social life once again.

Today is one of Houston's wintry days.  The temps are in the 50's.  That's not cold to us yankees.  But it is wet and dreary out, too so it seems much colder.

Sweetsie and I were the only walkers out this morning.  I had her wear a little sweater with sparkly buttons.  She looked so cute as she jumped over the puddles on the street.  We went early in case the rain started up again.