Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My rambling thoughts

Thanksgiving feast
a mouthful.
Toothless baby grins
children with missing teeth and braces
shoveling it in.
Great grandparents
Me, eating up all four generations.
Year after year: hubby methodically carving the turkey, a blend of delectable aromas rising from the side dishes. 
Everyone crowding in our small kitchen waiting for grace to be said, then a rush to the buffet style serving counter, and the dispersal of all ages to different rooms.
Some go to the lower level rec room where we have a large conference table covered with a holiday table cloth, a seating area with comfy furniture, video games and television.
The elders upstairs seated around the table, taking small bites.
Laughter, card games, board games.
Lazy loungers sprawled in overstuffed chairs with full tummies.
One last hurrah at dark as we pick at the pies and say NO MORE, but take one more bite.
This year, my heart aches for those no longer with us, loved ones far away, and the world situation.
 I am blessed, and when I count my blessings, I regard each of you. Thank you for your comments and readership.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. I am going to take a break for a few days. I have several writing deadlines and a great idea. 

A quiet room, a cup of peach tea and
I will accomplish some goals.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones... and remember those who are no longer here physically, but will be with you always in spirit.

I can't wait til you reveal your "great idea."

And don't let that turkey of yours (the one that's over six-feet tall) get too stuffed tomorrow...

jabblog said...

It sounds wonderful - enjoy!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

A fun-filled day! Happy Thanksgiving, Linda, and many blessings.

Merlesworld said...

My that sounds good, everyone enjoying themselves.

Val said...

Hope your great idea works out! Have a wonderful holiday.

Connie said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Best of luck with your project!

Susan said...

A most wonderful Thanksgiving I wish for you and your family, Linda. I cherish your visits. Susan

Tammy said...

Sounds like a perfect combination - including that tea and rest. Happy Thanksgiving, Linda! I am thankful to count you among my dear friends.