Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Traditions

When it comes to traditions, I'm not very traditional. In the past, my family celebrated Thanksgiving by barbecuing ribs, making enchiladas, lasagna, or some other non-traditional fare. It wasn't until I married that we started having turkey on Thanksgiving. Professor X insisted.

So, celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving has become one of our few traditions. We celebrate with family and friends and we remember the ones who are no longer with us. We watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. We eat turkey and stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, green beans, corn on the cob, and dinner rolls. We watch football, take naps on the couch, and round out the afternoon with razzleberry pie and coffee. We reflect on the highs and lows of the past year and look forward to the possibilities of the next one.

Some of the things I'm thankful for this year:

*Good health for me and the family. Something that wasn't always so over the course of the year.

*A day job that pays the bills and affords me time to devote to writing.

*Family and friends who cheer me on when I haven't the strength or faith to keep going.

*Two fur-babies who are always happy to see me

*A WIP that I've finally managed to get to "The End"

I could list more, but the turkey needs to be dressed and the fixins' need fixing. So, whether your celebration is traditional or non-traditional, Happy Thanksgiving, from our house to yours.

~kristal lee
Also posted today at New Kids on the Writer's Block

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Pippa Jay said...

Happy Thanksgiving from the UK to you too. :)

Dee said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

jasouders said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Your one of my thankfuls, too! I'm glad I met you. May next year be more bountiful than this year.


Linda Gray said...

Hi Kristal,
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I left a message on your blog email to let you know you are the winner of the book giveaway over at Scribe Sisters. Congratulations! If you could shoot me an email at my blog email address ( with your address, I'll have the book sent to you. Thanks.

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