Definitely a Thanksgiving to remember.  It's the first time I've spent the holiday on my own and only the third time I've spent it away from family.  But, I chose to be on my own rather than fret and worry about spreading germies I've picked up from school.  I would rather be safe and by myself than sorry.  And it's not bad.  I am watching Thanksgiving movies (Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and The Family Stone) alternating with the fireplace dogs.

I baked myself comfort food favorites--a chicken pot pie.  There's actually a story that goes with this:  I had ordered from a local caterer last month, confirmed this past Saturday, and then got a message Tuesday evening that it wasn't going to be available.  I had a little tantrum.  After the tantrum, I had a little cry because everything is overwhelming me (not being with family, Covid fatigue, school, and then the pampering I had planned).  Then I realized I still had time to go to the market and get ingredients to make my own, and a new plan was hatched.

I forget sometimes that I am actually quite a good cook.

I have much to be grateful for this year, despite all the chaos and the changes.  And I'm taking time to reflect and treasure this life of mine.


Diana_CT said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

I also stayed home, we had our family Zoomgiving.

The Gal Herself said...

I love how you turned this all around! Your pot pie looks delicious.

This is my one-and-only solo Thanksgiving, too. It's not what I expected, but it's turned out to be OK. I'm grateful for my peace of mind, too.

Happy Turkey Day!

Stacy said...

The chicken pot pie looks amazing! I'm glad you were able to cheer yourself up. The holidays can be tough any time, but this year....yeah. Happy Thanksgiving!