Monday, November 26, 2012

thankful

It was such a beautiful weekend to give thanks, wasn't it?

This year was a special one for me. It was my first time missing my sister for the holiday, but also my first time spending it with J. It was the first time I've ever passed on the turkey. It was the first time I went home to a place that looked a little different, with signs of Sandy's destruction popping up unexpectedly. I hope everyone found a happy place to spend the holiday, even if they couldn't be in their own homes...

I was thankful to be able to catch a train, even though they're still recovering.

Thanksgiving 2012

I was thankful to breathe country air and touch all the living things that my mother has so tenderly preserved for the winter.

Thanksgiving 2012

I was thankful to see the faces that make our house a home.

Thanksgiving 2012

And to see a new 106-lb. guest that made it extra snuggly for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving 2012

(hugs all day long with this bear)

Thanksgiving 2012

I was thankful for indulgence.

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Thanksgiving 2012

And I was thankful to rest.

Thanksgiving 2012

Happy belated, all.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful holiday. I want to give endless cuddles to all those animals.

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  2. I didn't have any turkey either! Everything looks so yum - and omg. Did you keep Mr. P after his mom went home? I guess he would be pretty hard to hide, but definitely worth a shot... :) Missed you guys and love you lots!

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Thanks for making me smile. =)