A Happy Thanksgiving in 2020

It’s been a really weird year, but I’m heading into the holidays with an optimistic outlook for a Happy Thanksgiving with few family members. Immediately after writing that first sentence, I got off the computer and didn’t bother with it again until now, which is Saturday and Thanksgiving is done and gone…

So belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, I hope you found a way to celebrate and had some thanks to give. I am very thankful this year that my husband is home with us and not deployed to Iraq like last year! I’m thankful for schools being open and all the teachers brave enough to tackle that job. Seriously, having a child in school five days a week has been life-changing for me. I’m a much happier mom. I’m thankful for friends and family and I’m also thankful for this blog and everyone who reads it.

And now I’m ready to head into Christmas season! We may just get things started right away and go Christmas tree shopping this weekend. There’s even a little cold front headed our way to make it feel more Christmas-y. I was a bit down in the dumps last year, and then I had a whole debacle where I posted the wrong PO Box number and got none of the Christmas cards people sent. They were never even forwarded to me and just ended up in some post office black hole. Or maybe some other depressed person got them and it cheered them up. I like to think maybe that happened.

But this year is different. My little family is together and my son is more aware of the season at five-years-old. Christmas takes on a whole new level when you add kids! It certainly brings back a little bit of that holiday magic. It also brings a lot of questions like, “When is Christmas?” and “When do I get to open presents?” and my favorite, “Can I have a present now? How about now? Maybe later?”

So wish me luck on explaining this is the season of Giving and not Getting…

I’m also looking forward to the zero-pressure to do anything New Year’s Eve! No worries about making big plans…no need to even make big plans for the new year because who knows that the heck will happen in 2021. If 2020 taught me anything, it’s to make sure I have a good short term plan and to focus on things NOW.

I think that’s enough rambling for now. Hope you have a good weekend 🙂

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