A NEW BEGINNING 2015: Thankfulness

turkey    I am thankful.  I had a LARGE Thanksgiving dinner this week with more people than my house could handle.  I didn’t get to talk to all of them because there was so much to do.  My sister and brother-in-law drove in from Arizona; my other sister came by for a few hours before having to go to work.  All-in-all there were thirteen people in a 1700 square foot house. The turkey cooked all night.  My sister and I made pies the day before.  Everyone brought something to eat.  I MAY have enjoyed the wine more than anything else I consumed.  There was a little stress.  We had three tables set with two sets of dishes.  I have no idea how many times I ran the dishwasher.

The turkey was in an electric roaster out on the dryer to cook. The doorknob fell off the utility room door – overuse?

Then my sister came down with a migraine as the weather became worse and travel to Arizona became impossible.  The ice is still building up outside but so far the electricity is on. I am doing laundry to make sure we have plenty of warm clothes in case the power goes out.

I ran to Staples on Black Friday and bought a new computer that I desperately needed.  Because of the weather, the crowds weren’t too bad. Thankful once again.

I am thankful to be able to see that many people even if I didn’t get to talk to them as much as I wanted.  I should probably be thankful that many people wanted to see me!  I am thankful that we are all still safe and warm and we still have turkey.  The last four pieces of pie slipped out of my hands and hit the floor mixing with the glass pie pan.  No more pie. My hips are thankful that I didn’t consume anymore calories.

Families and Thanksgiving; we should all be thankful we have them.  We love each other even when the weather turns bad and stress gets high.  Most of us have more food than we can possibly eat. Thankful once again.

How was your Thanksgiving?  Do you still have leftovers?

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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