I have to admit that I wish I'd be invited to someone's house for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I know I would have been welcome many places--in Seattle, Berkeley, New Jersey and even a couple of places overseas. I even know that if I'd asked one of several friends for an invite, I probably would have gotten one. But, I didn't feel like asking and no invitiations spontaneously arrived. I made a couple of work friends promise to bring turkey today and they both did--so I got some delicious turkey, and even a slice of good pumpkin pie. I really didn't want to feel sorry for myself and I know that I need to do something about the way I am. I have to be more easy, more friendly, more relaxed. I have to change something.
Still, I had a good day. I watched a lot of entertaing television. Cooked myself a nice breakfast and lunch and even baked a special Thanksgiving-type dish (sweet corn spoonbread). I knit like a fiend, I started the finishing on the cardigan I finished ages ago. Right, it's that beautiful purple cardigan that is ready but for the finishing, which requires quite a bit of handsewing. I am not a fan of sewing, though I can do it. My mom taught me how to hem and sew on a button but I don't have tons of practice, which makes for slow going. I'd say I got a little over 1/6th of the way done, which isn't so bad.
I also had a bit of an email conversation with mom, which was good. Dad called me and we had a good talk. Nancy sent me a T-day text. Tabitha was a good cat. I was able to have a good, restful day, which I really needed. While I did a lot of knitting, I spared myself the housework. Vacuuming will have to wait for another day!
I hope you all had a good day, however you spent it. Next year, I'm starting my planning far in advance!
Greatful for: a quiet day.