|Window shopping at Williams-Sonoma always helps to get me in the mood.|
For the first time in over twenty-five years I won't be hosting the Thanksgiving dinner in my home. Instead, I'm carting my portion of the meal to my parents' house where I'll be joined by other members of the family, their contributions in tow, to celebrate on a less grander scale and without the company of my mother who, while improving, continues to reside for the moment in a skilled nursing center. While I'm not certain how I feel about all of this, I am grateful that the family may be a bit battered and bruised, but we're all still here. I hope you all have a Thanksgiving filled with family, good food, lots of love, and gratitude.