3 days preparing for Thanksgiving
and 3 days to put things back in order.
Refrigerator contents now back to normal,
freezer has a 1/2 dozen containers of turkey
to be used for White Bean Chili on a cold day
and maybe make some turkey salad for a sandwich
Made another Pumpkin pie yesterday and wonder
why I only make it at this time of year.
It is so healthy and tasty
and this one is for me alone.
Seemed I prepared and awaited some of my children,
grandchildren and guest on a nonstop agenda
almost like I was on speed and also had several sleepless nights.
Remember the calls from children saying
I seemed more excited this time for those that arrived
then in the past
it may be that I know there are not many more years of this happening for me.
I might add, Callie was so excited also
and when everyone left it seemed she wanted to sleep forever...
Everything was perfect, (except for those that were missing) all happy and it was great seeing
dozens of pictures from over the ocean and sharing so much with her grandma.
Even a cooking class was taken in that far away land.
They arrived in summer clothes and quickly were wearing
I wondered about luggage
and was informed - like my son shared
none was taken. Just a backpack with minimal items.
Asked about laundry and told they rinsed things in the sink.
Now all of this impressed me
as these young people are use to a whole lot...
Luggage purchased in that land over the ocean
to bring back a number of gifts.
Was almost envious of the scarves my little granddaughter's received.
Then I was presented with a beautiful blue and while china box
to add next to one similar my son sent me for my birthday.
So life by the woods at this time is
continuing at a slower pace
by one who knows she is loved,
has a continual smile on her face,
a heart full of peace.
To think I have not written in 5 days :)
Nothing has surfaced to write about
and know thoughts will return.
At the moment just enjoying
quiet time, reflecting on much
and then it seems
there are minutes
when the mind is just plain empty.
Many have written
"where are you
is all well ?"
~~The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can go
as we are
and not be questioned~~
Why is it
when your grown children return home
they become your young children again
you look at them like they were many years ago
and you do not view them as being all grown up
and the age they are?"
Guess it is like me
I do not relate to my number
because in my heart it is many many years less.
Maybe I have a mental problem :)
May my children and grandchildren always want to return
to the safe place
where this one
lives with Miss Callie.