We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Nope it wasn’t as large as usual but it really was fun. Mollie came Tuesday night – fresh from a negative covid test, so she felt less nervous being around us.
Like many of you I was happy to see my grandkids! And at least one of them was happy to see me. The cat still hates me but for the first time she did refrain from drawing blood on this visit.
Dinner was great and we all had a hand in it. I got the steaks and marinade them to perfection. Mollie got the crab legs and I could tell she knew what she was doing, so I just observed. I took care of the sides and made the pumpkin pie and Nick cooked the steaks.
I asked Mollie if she would like to use the good china. “Heck no!” she told me. “With cracking crab legs and throwing elbows, we’d be sure to break something. Let’s keep it simple.” So we did and it was great. Mollie is the crab leg champ and worked patiently to show Nick and me how to dig in and find all the delicious meat.
I’ve got most of the Christmas decorations up and the house looks very festive. Nick and I went Saturday to help decorate our church. We’re still only attending on line, but the Chrismom tree adds to the season, even on screen. (These Chrismom – yes, that’s spelled right, decoration were made my mother’s generation and each have a special meaning. They are very beautiful.)
Now as I write this Mollie has headed home with her critters, and my cat is thrilled with that piece of news!
Nick is playing golf and I’m sitting peacefully in my writing room, with my cat and we are enjoying the tree. I love seeing any and all of my family when I can. I enjoy the extra noise and chaos, but I also love the return of the quiet empty nest Nick and I are used to.
I hope each of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as we enjoyed ours.