Today is damp and gray. But who cares? I have the memories of another wonderful Thanksgiving to keep me warm.
My mother continues to do relatively well and every year is another that I’m thankful to have her. We joined friends for Thanksgiving dinner, but I plan to cook Christmas dinner for her. It seems strange – not quite right – to eat in the College Walk dining room on special holidays.
The season has made me list the things I’m thankful, big and little. They include:
My mother, who is still sharp although she has some trouble walking.
My family as a whole. They support me and give me a lift when I need ne.
Friends – they are around even when family is not available.
The church, which makes me welcome and whole.
A computer that now works.
The completion of my house renovation/redecoration project.
The ability to write – and get paid a little for it.
\My health, which continues to be good. I am having a little pain from arthritis, but it’s not bad.
The holiday season, which makes me glad to be alive – even when I’m most tried and frazzled.
The near arrival of retirement and Social Security. I’ll probably continue to freelance, but I’ll be in the retirement generation.