Thursday, December 2, 2010

Is It Still Thanksgiving?

I left work on the 23rd with a lovely Thanksgiving post in my head, inspired by The Bumbles post about being thankful for the little things in life.  Brilliant ideas were flowing freely.  But then I got home.  And reality took over.  And there were pies to bake, and bags to pack and..... Well, and it never got done.  And now the creative flow more closely resembles the Arkansas River in Southwest Kansas - slow, sludgy, nearly non-existent - so that post is tabled for later when I remember what I was going to say.

In the mean time, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We tried something new this year.  Our son, Mitch, was on call for his job so couldn't leave Hays.  Two of his fraternity brothers were also stuck at school because of job schedules, so we hauled Tom Turkey and his backup dishes to Hays and had dinner at the fraternity house.  The guys set the tables with whatever they could find so we had one Halloween tablecloth and one 4th of July tablecloth, and we ate on paper plates, but it was great fun.  After some football and napping, we played games until well into the night.  I am the Champion of Animal House Trivia, by the way.

Whether your day of thanks was the traditional family feast or a Big Mac and fries, we hope you had a blessed day and much to be thankful for.


  1. Tami, I just love the way you write. This was both touching and funny. I think it's still okay to say Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. You are a brave soul to spend any time in a frat house. The only ones I ever entered needed to be hosed down. Glad you went with the flow rather than lamenting missed traditions. The most important tradition is the time spent with others.