Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a difficult day for me. I don’t really feel much like celebrating. Although I have much to be thankful for. Believe me, I really do. I’m just so sad. This year I decided to just have Thanksgiving with my husband and daughter. I didn’t want to invite anyone over. I’m sure my father-in-law and his wife are totally pissed off, but I don’t care. I’m just not in the mood for all of it. The wife was not very sensitive when my mom passed away, and last time they were here to watch my daughter when we were out, and my daughter was sad, she was not at all comforting to her. I just want a quiet day alone. I’m not setting an extra place for my mom like many people say to do. It’s obvious enough she isn’t here.

Last night we went to a nice Thanksgiving Eve church service and there was pie fest after. Everyone brings a pie and there is always way too much pie, and we stuff ourselves silly. It was pie making day for us yesterday. We made 3 pies – one for church, one for us, and one for a sick friend. We delivered one to a friend who has cancer and spent an hour visiting with them. When I count my blessings, I am thankful for my health and the health of my family, and I pray deeply for our friend.

Today we will read the giant newspaper full of ads, watch the Macy’s parade, make a nice meal, talk about what we are thankful for, and share memories of my mom. I hope everyone reading this has a happy Thanksgiving. Don’t eat too much!