Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Saying Good-bye to Autumn
We had Thanksgiving dinner with The Newlyweds at their home, and they served me hot cider in that adorable little bluebird cup pictured above. We had ham and turkey and all the trimmings gathered around the coffee table (because they don't have dining room furniture yet) and it was a treat to see them happily nesting in their new space. I didn't get photos of my plate -too anxious to dig in maybe?- but here's my dessert:
After we ate, The Husband and I took their fur-kid Obi:
on a walk to a nearby park:
There are several benches to sit on, including some backless ones:
My mother died on Thanksgiving Day 2 years ago, and I hosted the family gathering last year but found this year's preparations to be filled with sadness for some reason. The Newlyweds' invitation was a God-send. As we say good-bye to the fall season and dig deep into our anticipation of Christmas, I'm trying to be mindful of everything I have to be thankful for. I need to release the sadness and embrace the joy. It's just so much harder than it sounds.
Please join the goings-on at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's T Tuesday gathering. Share your drink of choice and enjoy the fellowship.