Here I am on Thanksgiving Day, having a quiet moment of reflection. Actually, it’s going to be an entire day of quiet, because I am spending Thanksgiving by myself.
By choice. No one feel bad for me. No one. This is what I want.
Y’all know I used to love Thanksgiving, back when my mother used to prepare the feast and we had a fun and festive time. But those days are over, and now (to me), Thanksgiving is simply a large meal, and I don’t really care about it.
John is very understanding and I appreciate it. I know he secretly wishes I would join him — he went to his mother’s assisted-living facility today, with one of his sisters and his niece, to have TG there. I’d do it if I could, but I simply cannot. I’m done with that place, and all others like it. The idea of eating a mass-produced, institutional meal in a roomful of seniors nodding into their creamed corn makes my recent experience with root canal sound like a picnic in the park. Plus, they had it at 11:30 AM. Who the hell wants to eat Thanksgiving dinner in the morning?? I will head for John’s tomorrow morning and we’ll spend the rest of the weekend together.
So today is just for me, where I can gather my thoughts and list my “gratefuls.”
I am thankful for my beloved John…
My wonderful top Steve…
And a fabulous bunch of friends (a smattering of them below)…
I’m thankful for the wild, wonderful, maddening, drama-laden, mercurial and marvelous spanking scene. As crazy as it can be at times, it has enriched my life and brought me so much joy and fulfillment, and I’ve met so many people I never would have known and loved.
What else… Oh, I’m also thankful for pumpkin pie. Yes, I bought myself a slice to savor later. Because, while I can live without the dinner, pumpkin pie on TG is a must.
And speaking of eating, I’m thankful that I can finally chew on the left side of my mouth. I’d forgotten what that felt like without a spike of pain.
Also, I’m thankful that AT&T, after much squawking from me, finally fixed my landline phone yesterday afternoon. Just in time, too — I got a notification from my cell provider today, saying that I’m about to exceed my Anytime minutes. I think I spent most of them on AT&T!
To my readers/friends/loved ones — whatever you’re doing today, celebrating or not, with family or with friends, or even on your own like me — much love and appreciation to you. ♥