Admittedly, I was feeling a small amount of anxiety about the holiday. I like my comfort zone. After all, it is pretty comfortable. But stepping out of it was pretty cool too. We had the best time.
I got up early and started the day with a run, came home, showered and started chopping the veggies for the dish I was bringing to dinner. When I was told to show up at 1:00 pm, I kind of gave my hostess the side-eye in my mind. Then after I thought about, if I was having a ton of people at my house I'd want them to arrive early so they could leave early. Smart planning on her part.
We ate, we drank, we laughed and we even did a little karaoke. Yes, it was a good day.
Afterward, me the kids stopped at the red box and picked up some DVDs and camped out in the living room with some sweet potato pie and watched movies until about midnight.
You know, there are moments when I wish that I had a significant other to share holidays or my birthday with. Those moments come and go. I am truly thankful for the time that I spend with good friends and family. Those moments are special and I treasure them.
This was a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'm glad to be able to still refer to it as my favorite holiday.
Hope you're having a great day.