|Feeding the seagulls this morning at Rehoboth Beach|
How are you doing on this Thanksgiving morning folks?
Today, here in good old southern Delaware the sun is bright (blindly so) and the temperatures are frigid ) 23 degrees when I woke up this morning by a "Happy Thanksgiving" message on my iPhone from my fellow blogger friend Dr. Spo from Phoenix, Arizona (what TIME does HE get up?)
After a quick breakfast of bran flakes (with 100% of all the vitamins available - taste like dried leaves but it is good for me so my urologist tells me) topped with a sliced banana, we were on our way to Rehoboth Beach.
|A deserted Rehoboth boardwalk this morning - frigid temperatures!|
For many years now on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day I clean out some of the old food items from my frig an take it to Rehoboth Beach to feed the seagulls. This morning on the menu were veggie dogs from a few weeks ago that made me sick (I can't handle hot dogs in any form but I keep trying). Of course the sea gulls were most appreciative.
I like making the ten mile straight shot down Route 1 on these holidays because there is hardly any traffic and the sea gulls ARE APPRECIATIVE.
I worked at the hotel last night as is usual on Thanksgiving and Christmas, the guests were all so nice. Unlike so many of our guests we have in for a wedding, the holiday guests are almost invariably in a good mood and most cheerful. That's why I don't mind working the holidays, that where I get a lot of my holiday spirit from. I don't need me and stinking Black Fridays, I feed off the goodwill and bonhomie of these delightful holiday guests.
Bill called me at the hotel last night with quite a surprise. Our wonderful neighbors brought over a WHOLE TURKEY for me and Bill. Folks, I cannot tell you what wonderful folks our neighbors are. We have truly been blessed.
|Bill digging into his Thanksgiving turkey (courtesy of our neighbors Bob and Barbara) early this morning - turkey for breakfast with a dollop of mayonnaise for Bill!|
I have so much to be thankful for today but next to my health I have to say I am most thankful for (in no particular order):
- All my friends
- My job
- My health
- My wonderful home
- Living in a state like Delaware which recognizes me (and Bill) and regular human beings instead of gay pariahs
- All my friends (oops! I already said that didn't I?)
- And those special friends (they know who they are)
These days I'm getting a little long in the tooth (no, I'm not going to die anytime soon although I do like to tweak some of my friends by belaboring that point). I see others who are my age or young tottering around like they're on their last leg. They have given up hope. They think their life is over. Well folks, everyday I get up it is a New Beginning for me. I feel as if my life has just begun. And for that, I am so thankful.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!