Tomorrow is the first of November. It is hard to believe Halloween 2012 will be over in just a few short hours. My kids are on a sugar high, and most likely will be keeping Joe up all night because I am ready for bed and he is not. In this house, whoever goes to bed first gets to actually sleep, while the person who is still up gets to watch the kids. I love making my own rules as I go along.
In a few short weeks, families will be gathered around the table for Thanksgiving. Some will have family fly in to visit, others may be the ones making the once a year trip to visit their family. Sadly some may be alone on Thanksgiving, no place to go, and then others are happy to be alone on Thanksgiving, just staying put, no pressure to cook a big fancy meal, entertain the family drunks, and their equally annoying kids.
And then, then there is me. I have no idea what we are doing for Thanksgiving. Here is the thing, both my husband and son work retail jobs…..which means they never have the holidays off. EVER! In fact, the icing on the cake is they are both working 11-8 on Thanksgiving. They go in too early to have a nice sit down dinner, and they get off too late to have a nice sit down dinner. But…..I do not care. I refuse to be a slave to the calendar. I will have my own Thanksgiving when I am good and ready to have it, and I will not be cooking the traditional Thanksgiving food, I will have homemade chicken tenders, garlic mashed potatoes, corn, salad, a little bit of pasta, and whatever I want for desert. Go me!
I will spend the actual day of Thanksgiving putting my Christmas decorations up and well, being Thankful. Which kind of brings me to the point of this post (yes, there was an actual point I was trying to make) The month of November, for me anyway, is a time to reflect, appreciate what you have, be thankful for where you are in life. Look at Hurricane Sandy. Some of these victims may not even be able to have a Thanksgiving this year. It’s sad, I want to do something to help, yet I am really not in a position to do so. I mean I can pray for them. Some may say that is the best thing I can do for them , so I will pray, every day. I will pray that their life, although may never be the same again, hopefully it will one day be better. If that makes any sense. And, I am not talking about big fancy houses, winning the lottery, I am just talking about being at peace.
Geez I cannot stop rambling! Anyhow, because of these thoughts that are going on inside my head, these thoughts that my therapist would have a field day with, I have decided that tonight is my new New Years Eve. It’s time for me to change the way I think, act, feel about certain things. It’s time for me to get focused on what really matters. It’s time for me to regroup. So dear faithful readers (all two of you) hang in there with me. You may notice a change in my future post. I mean I will still be my witty charming self, just with a little more….truth.
Happy New year!!