Yet to be consumed ~ ~ ~
(actually a galette)
It is capitalized because it is that good. I froze this Summer's peaches so that we can have a bite of sunshine on our Thanksgiving table, which came in really handy because it is pouring outside.
I didn't get a shot of the table laden with - stuff - but this is the aftermath.................
I am very thankful for the grace to have such wonderful food and a warm home and lovely conversation. It's my daughter and me for dinner only. Can you believe we have shared this day, just the two of us, for at least 15 years, maybe even more? We like it that way, relatives and all the angst and anxiety and holding your tongue just made the day not what it is supposed to be in a pretty extreme way. So now we get to talk about the Beatles and movies and plans for next year and lots of just silly stuff, it's peaceful.
I am thankful for more than just our dinner or time together. I am thankful for all the good people who voted for Hillary. I am thankful for those who keep fighting today and tomorrow to try to see justice done, not only with the votes but also for Natives Indians, the hungry, the homeless, the persecuted everywhere. I am thankful for a million things - like clean water and people who say thankyou and you'rewelcome, and for smiles from strangers. I am thankful to be living in a free country where people can make stupid mistakes and where people can change the world...and we do, here in America. For all the beautiful animals that fill our lives here and are provided with love and warmth and safety and I pray for all the others that their lives might be so. I could go on and on and on listing the myriade of privileges and graces we who live in this incredible country get to experience everyday. And as well all the spiritual and miraculous things that we are able to explore because we live in a country where that is possible. We are very lucky indeed.
And I am grateful on this day of thankfulness for You. You who share your lives with me, you who entrust me with your sorrows your dreams and your joy. I am also grateful To you for listening to mine and offering me comfort and cheering me on and even sometimes laughing with me. You have helped me to both see and understand more about life then I think I ever could have without you. I am too lazy to do it by myself. Thank you thank you thank you xoxo
PS: I am also very, very thankful to the guy who's car I ran into last night, fender bender! (totally my fault) who said..."Don't worry about it, it's not that bad." A sweet and gentle young man, just the kind of guy you wish would marry your daughter if you had one, or be your son if you didn't have one. It really wasn't that bad, paint scratch on both, easy to fix. But it could have turned into a real problem if he hadn't been so genuinely kind. We exchanged info (he does have insurance!) and he patted me on the back and said "Have a good Thanksgiving". He's not reporting it and he wouldn't even take money, I'm sure he voted for Hillary!