Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Happy despite lasagna lack.

What I said last year on Thanksgiving was, "...the first thing I'm thankful for is always the same: the people I love. I say it at other times, so I don't have to feel bad about 'one day out of the year' blah blah: I'm always thankful for the people I love, because I have a kickass awesome set of people to love. I don't know anyone luckier than me in that regard. I don't think they exist. Happily, I know some people as lucky as I am in that regard, so the lack of total ordering serves us in good stead."

It's still true. And this year I'm very grateful to have my energy back so I can run out of it by running around as usual. I'm very grateful for not only Dr. porphyrin, but also for intelligent, caring doctors everywhere. May we have more of them and less need of them in the year to come.

This year it will be my grands, my folks, my Onie, markgritter, and me, plus the beastlet running around underfoot. timprov isn't feeling well enough to head down to the folks' with us, but my mom is making up a plate to send home with us for him. My grandma has made four pies for eight people. Happily we all like pie enough that an extra day or two of pie won't make anybody gnash their teeth or tear their hair too enthusiastically. As I am not the host this year, we are not having my traditional Thanksgiving lasagna, but rather some outlandish thing like turkey with stuffing and potatoes. When in Apple Valley, as the saying goes. And there will be fresh lefse, so at least that's traditional. For us.

Happy Thanksgiving, all of you, whether you celebrate it as a holiday or whether you simply pause in your daily life to be glad of the good things you have.
Tags: holiday cheer and thumping
Subscribe

  • Young ‘uns

    A few weeks ago, when we were having a rash of notable deaths, one of my friends was asking, in her grief, whether it would just be like this from…

  • Cultural translation, part 375

    This is in response to a locked post a friend made about how hard it can be to talk about things when you’re doing badly, without minimizing…

  • I hate the second week of March.

    Today I’m wearing the shirt I bought when my grandpa was dying. There are drawbacks to having a very sticky memory, and this is one of them:…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 11 comments

  • Young ‘uns

    A few weeks ago, when we were having a rash of notable deaths, one of my friends was asking, in her grief, whether it would just be like this from…

  • Cultural translation, part 375

    This is in response to a locked post a friend made about how hard it can be to talk about things when you’re doing badly, without minimizing…

  • I hate the second week of March.

    Today I’m wearing the shirt I bought when my grandpa was dying. There are drawbacks to having a very sticky memory, and this is one of them:…