This year, I’m savoring November. On November 1, I began placing a few Thanksgiving decorations around so I can enjoy them all month. And I’ve been using my turkey dishes rather than pulling them down the day before Thanksgiving which is how it usually works.
There’s no rule against serving scrambled eggs on turkey dishes. Right?
This year, for whatever reason, I feel better organized, at least with my decor. And I cannot wait to have the whole family together. It’s been MONTHS since I’ve seen my kids (who aren’t kids but will always be kids). They are adults who live in Austin and Denver.
Every single day, I’m so incredibly thankful to be their Mom.
It seems the whole country has fast forwarded to Christmas, skipping Thanksgiving altogether. At least that’s what the retailers would have us believe. I hold fast to the idea that Thanksgiving deserves its own time separate from the hustle and bustle of Christmas. I never decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Don’t judge, I’m no Scrooge. I LOVE Christmas. I just happen to love Thanksgiving, too.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflective thankfulness. Quiet Thanksgiving helps me prepare for holly jolly Christmas. Its stillness and simplicity is like a prelude to Advent.
I think we all need a peaceful prelude.