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An Odd Thanksgiving

To all of you celebrating a holiday and Holy Day today, I wish you contentment and peace.

With all the rest of our family in Denver, and the solitary folks we usually invited to join our holiday having also moved away, Dev and I are on our own for Thanksgiving. He and I planned a fairly simple and standard menu--turkey, latkes, roasted squash with maple glaze, broccoli, cranberry sauce. I offered all sorts of pies and cakes and sweets as potential desserts. Dev asked for chocolate chip cookies. Sure, why not?

Every year, I am thankful above all to have been granted the challenge of raising my son. He has increasingly taken on the behaviors of a young man over the last year--pitching in more around the house, taking on responsibilities at work, managing his own schedule, being responsive to the emotions and such of the people around him. I still have to kick him into gear at times, and--like the rest of us--he'd rather play than work, but it's nothing in the whole scheme of things. He's a good kid.

He'll have to pop into work late this evening to help prepare for tomorrow, then he works every day of the long weekend. He's rather excited about it because he's not only eligible for sales commissions this year, he has refined his skills to the point of winning a regional sales award. He is already planning what to do with his holiday pay: Xbox One, video camera, new microphone... and more of that darned auto insurance, of course. :)

Me, I'll be writing.

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elenbarathi
Nov. 28th, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ack, I've tried 3 times to post you a comment; it hasn't worked and now I've lost the whole thing. So, Happy Thanksgiving anyway, and I hope this posts!
blairmacg
Nov. 29th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Ack! I've had trouble with LJ access on and off today, too.

I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. :)
queenoftheskies
Nov. 28th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Wishing you and Dev all the happiness always!
blairmacg
Nov. 29th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Wishing the same for you and your family!!
marycatelli
Nov. 28th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving!
blairmacg
Nov. 29th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
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