Thanksgiving

A little late in the game (as always) but in my opinion, it’s never a bad time to talk about the holidays.

Thanksgiving was almost an entire week ago, can you believe it? It seems like it was just yesterday.

I think one of the best things about Thanksgiving is how differently people spend the day. Some have big parties, others see family members they haven’t seen in a year, some travel, some stay host and others, like my family, keep it small and cozy.

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Every year, our day begins lounging around in bed, getting out just in time to watch the parade (flipping back and forth between New York and Detroit) and enjoy Tazo’s Joy tea (my absolute favorite) and homemade coffee cake.

We lounge around in pajamas, oohing and ahhing over the new floats, singing along to Christmas songs and not-so-secretly hoping Underdog will float away.

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Still full from breakfast, we start preparing dinner (the key to not eat everything when you’re still cooking. Not that I do that) and bring out box after box of Christmas decorations.

Once the potatoes are peeled, veggies are chopped and the turkey is snug in the oven, we pop a needle on a Christmas record. It’s time to dance. I mean, decorate.

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We started putting Christmas decorations up on Thanksgiving a few years ago and it’s one of my favorite traditions.

With all the craziness that the holiday season brings, it’s so nice to have a day to spend in pajamas, slippers and makeup free.

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When the house is fully aglow, we grab a cup of cheer and settle down with our feet up as the house began filling with the smells of garlic and turkey.

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While little gremlins feel the need to slow down the cooking processes to taste . . . for poison of course. It’s for the betterment of the family, really.

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I love Thanksgiving. The time from Thanksgiving to Christmas is my favorite of the entire year.

It’s the time to reflect on your life, both the good and the bad. To realize all the good you have, remember that the bad will pass and that everything that happens, both good and bad, has led you to where you are.

On Thanksgiving, no matter how bad a year has been, my family has always found something to be thankful for and for that, I’m thankful.

 

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