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All day (all week?), you prepare and entertain and eat. And then it is over.
I think I take the time to appreciate while I’m in the middle of it. But after, since I never remember to take photos, I don’t have any record of what happened. Except in my mind. Which distorts. A lot.
These are the things I love about Thanksgiving:
- Hosting my family and friends
- Making my table look pretty
- Preparing the traditional meal minus the sweet potato-marshmallow casserole
- Trying out a few new recipes (this year, a sweet and sour roasted vegetable dish and a funky new salad dressing)
- Staying in my PJs all day until a half hour before the guests arrive
- Seeing everybody enjoying their meals and engaged in conversation
- Hearing people laugh at random moments
- Watching friends take over the clean-up
- Flopping on the sofa with the rest of the family, after the guests leave, and we’re all exhausted from all of that eating
- Deciding to get out of the house and go to the movies (Mockingjay 2) with my family
- Replaying the day to remind myself what I am thankful for
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