11.26.2020

thanksgiving


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.


3 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving.

    I also stayed home, we had our family Zoomgiving.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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