Whoops! Here we are at Thanksgiving Week. Didn't we just have Halloween? Folks, every year the days, weeks, months and years fly by even faster, and then after Thanksgiving this Thursday the Big Slide to Christmas.
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What does this have to do with Thanksgiving you ask? Hmmmm . . . . oh I guess something to be thankful about.
I have so much to be thankful about. Of course the first and foremost is Bill, my faithful and devoted partner and spouse of the past fifty years. Bill is a saint. Anyone who can put up with me and my shenanigans for FIFTY YEARS has to be incredible and Bill is.
Secondly I have my health or as much as I can have as a 73 year old, been round the block more than a few times, oldie goldie.
Another big plus is that I don't have any bills (mortgages, medical bills, et al). Mortgage free folks! One of my lifetime goals . . . . achieved!
So what am I doing for Thanksgiving? Working at the hotel of course. I don't mind. During the holidays we get the nicest folks visiting the hotel, usually the grandparents who are visiting their children and grandchildren but don't want to be subjected to the screaming and running around the house and the "Look at me! Look at me!" little darlings 24/7. Kids are cute . . . . in small doses.
No late Thanksgiving day dinners with friends or family, especially not family since Bill and I had the gall and temerity to get married last year. We're on the permanent outs now because of the embarrassment we have caused The Family. Whatever. It is what it is. And it is a shame that we can't be accepted for who we are but I don't spend a whole lot of time dwelling on this sad fact of life. We live our life and they live their lives. We're happy, they're not.
I (we) actually do enjoy The Holidays and the goodwill that it generates. We don't like the over commercialization but we get overlook that ubiquitous barnacle that comes with The Holidays.
I'll probably post another "Thanksgiving" post before the actual Turkey Day but I felt like posting this today.
Okay, we're off to the store to buy some more egg nog. Bill loves egg nog on is morning oatmeal.