Amazing how time rushes past us and though we know that, it is still always a surprise. Around here the way times passage is frequently mentioned is similar to this: It's Christmas day! Turn around once and it's the Fourth of July. Blink and it's Christmas again. The passage of time seems so rapid. One wants to say the rapidity is "unfair" sometimes--- as though that were a consideration!
But here it is, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas hard upon us. Another year will be dawning and we repeat the pattern. Rejoicing all the way here at my home but nonetheless it is rather like a film that runs out and is re-wound endless seeming times. I am happy to hit re-wind as often as I am granted.
We all of us had Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter-in-law's parents home. The house was filled to bulging I would swear. Ham and turkey both with the ham as tender as anything I have ever eaten. The turkey was moist and golden. Grilled green beans that were enwrapped with bacon that was also grilled. Mashed potatoes, and a delicious potato and cheese casserole was made as well. Sweet potato casserole, buttered steamed sweet corn. Squash casserole, and many other things that mom tends not to eat, so she didn't take especial note... as well as moist delicious stuffing. There were four pumpkin pies, each homemade including crusts, a towering chocolate trifle, a delicious moist applesauce bundt cake with true butter cream frosting. Even more was on the two long tables.
The home is large and the younger kids ate in the front room with tables in there and everyone else at long tables in the dining and family rooms.
Many members of the extended family were there with my side numbered only by my three sons and myself and of course my daughter-in-law now and baby grandson. We in my nuclear family are few, as my parents passed early in age; but I am fortunate to have my dear daughter-in-law to love and be grateful for.
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday, each of you. Truly I do.